The talent exchange between Marvel Studios and Lucasfilm is no longer surprising given the fact that both production companies are owned by Disney. So far, we've already seen actors like Paul Bettany, Andy Serkis, Mads Mikkelsen, Ming-Na Wen, and more cross over from one universe to another, and if according to persistent rumors, Captain Marvel actress Brie Larson was next in line to appear in a Star Wars project.
Larson is a self-confessed Star Wars geek and even hinted at her desire to join the franchise in the past. According to some rumblings, Larson is set to be involved in an animated spinoff show that will be a direct spinoff to the upcoming Star Wars: The Acolyte series streaming exclusively on Disney+. In the said animated project, Larson is rumored to voice Maeve, a human citizen of the Eternal Empire living during the Galactic War.
However, according to a new scoop from YouTuber Mike Zeroh, the supposed project is no longer happening. Zeroh noted on one of his recent video uploads that Larson had a falling out with Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy. The actress is reportedly not thrilled with the changes in creative direction Kennedy wants to happen. Check out the report here:
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Of course, this one still remains a massive rumor at this point so take it with a huge grain of salt. I gotta say though, as much as I'd like to see Brie Larson become part of the Star Wars franchise, I don't think a voice role in an animated project would do it for me. I'd much rather see her star in a live-action series or film that is set during the High Republic era. Heck, I'd even take a project post-Skywalker saga. That would be more exciting.
Meanwhile, The Book of Boba Fett hits Disney+ on December 29, 2021.