Many of us are very eagerly awaiting the arrival of Stranger Things season 2 on Netflix, which arrives sometime this year. The show had a lot going for it, but no doubt, it was the core cast of young actors that drove the show's success. Naturally, the internet has taken over and decided to do some fan casting. Now, artist Michael Maher Jr. has reimagined them as the cast of Star Wars.
The art was originally posted to Michale Maher's personal website and was quickly shared around online, gaining quite a bit of traction on Reddit. The artist didn't have much to say about the poster, which features Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown), Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo), Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) and Will (Noah Schnapp) as Leia, Han, Chewie, Lando, and Luke. Honestly, he didn't need to say much because the art works so incredibly well that it sort of speaks for itself. It is done in the style of a classic Star Wars poster and works perfectly. Even Chewbacca sporting Dustin's hat isn't too distracting, at least not in a bad way.
Everyone from the Stranger Things cast seems to fit their respective Star Wars role quite well, but there is one pretty obvious standout. Millie Bobby Brown looks almost scary perfect as a young Princess Leia, which is something we have never really seen on screen before in a Star Wars movie. Interestingly enough, Millie Bobby Brown expressed interest in playing a young version of the character at Rhode Island Comic Con recently. Here is what she had to say.
"Princess Leia. If they made, I think they are making another Star Wars, I would love a role like that. Because I want to do something far from Eleven or Madison."
Disney and Lucasfilm are indeed making another Star Wars movie. Quite a few in fact, especially given the recent success of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. At the moment none of those movies seem to call for a younger person to step in and take on the role that Carrie Fisher originally brought to life, but it could happen. Given the fact that Carrie Fisher sadly passed away recently, bringing in an actress to show a young version of Princess Leia might be a good way to keep her alive in the Star Wars universe, while at the same time not disrespecting the legacy. Outside of her willingness to do it, Millie Bobby Brown would probably be an incredibly popular choice for the role. This art definitely helps support the choice.
As much as the other Stranger Things cast members look like young versions of their Star Wars counterparts, there doesn't seem to be quite as much need for tiny, young Chewbacca or a young Luke Skywalker moisture farming on Tatooine. That said, with the young Han Solo movie in the works, there could be some need to see the famous smuggler as a kid, even though Alden Ehrenreich will be playing him in the movie. So, maybe Disney and Lucasfilm could give Finn Wolfhard a call. While you wait for Stranger Things Season 2, be sure to check out this fantastic fan art of the cast placed in the Star Wars universe by Michael Maher Jr.