Solo: A Star Wars Story comes out tomorrow, but a lot of fans have already been clamoring online for a Kenobi movie. A new audition tape has surfaced online, and it seems to suggest that Grand Admiral Thrawn is set to appear in the film.
This is a video of actor Adam Templar who has even gone so far to paint himself blue and wear red contacts. Check it out:
Here's a breakdown of his lines:
Commander Farrow, I fear you worry far too much, let us just apply a little reasoning to our situition.
If I were Master Shakaar, where would I hide?
We know our Jedi is a man of solitude, nature, peace, comfort in these things he would find. So it is wise to deduce that a location of this sort would be of much interest to him, yes?
Okay, so the 132 worlds in this quadrant we can now narrow that down to a much smaller 28.
He would also try to avoid the established urban worlds as most of them are now under the command of the Empire. Hmmm..
Nature, peace, hmmm…
Commander, set the coordinates for the penal system we leave here dearly. Oh, and, umm, alert Lord Vader. The noose is tied and set.
It is time to catch a Jedi.
In canon, the last we've seen of Grand Admiral Thrawn is him being jumped into hyperspace along with Ezra Bridger in the finale of Star Wars Rebels. If he were to appear in an Obi-Wan movie, I would put it at the same timeline as the Solo film; as long as it's before Rogue One or the events in Rebels.
With Thrawn being one of the most beloved characters in the expanded universe, I can imagine him being a very welcome villain in a Kenobi film. It would make sense that he would help hunt Jedi for the Empire, and his intellect can make him one formidable opponent for the exiled Jedi Master.
Lucasfilm has not officially announced a Kenobi movie yet, but hopefully we get an official statement before the year ends.
H/T: Omega Underground