Reports: Thrawn & Ezra Coming to Live-Action
Wow, the guys over at The DisInsider are on fire. They have a couple of Star Wars casting rumors on the site today — regarding Ezra and Thrawn — which have this guy pretty psyched.
First up, Skyler Shuler wrote:
Lucasfilm Reportedly Bringing Ezra to a Live-Action Disney+ Series
According to a new report from The Illuminerdi, they claim that Lucasfilm is currently casting for the role of Ezra Bridger for a currently unknown Star Wars series for the streamer, the site does clarify that The Mandalorian is not one of the options. Based on the casting description obtained by the site, the studio is looking for a male actor between the ages of 30 and 40 years old. Lucasfilm is also specifically looking for actors of Asian descent but is open to seeing auditions from Indian, Latino, or Middle Eastern actors.
I wonder if Taylor Gray is being considered?
Meanwhile, DisInsider’s Derek Cornell posted:
Disney/Lucasfilm Looking To Cast A Live-Action General Admiral Thrawn
According to our good friend Daniel Richtman, Disney is looking to cast a live-action General Admiral Thrawn to be used in future Disney projects.
No word on specific projects; however, there’s a rumor of him getting his own series.
Thrawn first appeared in Timothy Zahn’s novel Heir to the Empire in 1991. After gaining popularity, he eventually got his own series of novels and made his onscreen debut in season three of Rebels.
A Theory: A New “In Search of Ezra” Series?
So, spoilers ahead for the final season of Star Wars: Rebels.
Still here? Good.
Here’s my take on the above. It’s no great stretch to put the following scene from the last episode of Rebels:
And add it to this scene from the finale:
And come up with a live-action series where Ahsoka and Sabine (and Rex?) — introduced in The Mandalorian — search for Ezra in a new show.
Now, I am not the first to propose the above, and there seems to be a
Check out this interview with Dave Filoni:
Speaking of Ahsoka Tano (and presumably any character from the animated series), Filoni said:
“A character like that, if you do a character well, they can live in any medium,” said Dave. “It’s just about telling stories.
“So if there is a good story, and a good reason… you never know.”
Well, apparently we will know, soon.