Star Wars fans have been wondering for years if Lucasfilm has actual plans of bringing Grand Admiral Thrawn to the live-action universe. Well, The Mandalorian Season 2's Ahsoka Tano-centric episode "The Jedi" pretty much sealed the deal and it's only a matter of time before we see the villain wreak havoc in the Mandoverse.
Since then, there's been a lot of talk as to which actor could potentially take on the mantle, and names such as Benedict Cumberbatch and even Robert Downey Jr. were brought up by several reports.
Cumberbatch quickly denied rumors that he's playing Thrawn in the Mandoverse and even went as far as expressing his disinterest and concern with potentially being covered in blue makeup. On the other hand, the rumors surrounding Downey's involvement sound a little too odd to believe despite the fact that he has a close working relationship and friendship with Jon Favreau who created The Mandalorian.
Now, according to a rumor from LRM Online, Lucasfilm has tapped Lars Mikkelsen to reprise his Star Wars Rebels role. The specifics of his alleged casting weren't disclosed so it's best that we take the report with a huge grain of salt. I gotta say though, it would be awesome to see Mikkelsen play the character who is already near and dear to him. Aside from Mikkelsen, the production company also reportedly cast Mena Massoud as live-action Ezra Bridger.
Also Read:Benedict Cumberbatch Shoots Down Grand Admiral Thrawn Casting Rumors
Often regarded as one of the most terrifying Star Wars villains ever, the addition of Grand Admiral Thrawn to the Mandoverse just made things a lot more intriguing. The general belief within the fandom is that both Thrawn and Ezra could end up making their respective debuts in Rosario Dawson's standalone Ahsoka series.
Considering the feisty female Jedi has a huge score to settle with Thrawn, it makes absolute sense for the villain to appear on the show. It'll be a great treat for fans as well as both characters have never had the opportunity to come face-to-face.
Ahsoka is currently in development.