‘Aladdin’ Star Mena Massoud Talks Potentially Playing Ezra Bridger in ‘The Mandalorian’
With the overwhelming success of The Mandalorian, and the series proven ability to bring to life some of Dave Filoni’s great Animated Star Wars characters, rumors began appearing surrounding the casting of yet another Filoni staple; Mena Massoud now talks potentially playing live-action Ezra Bridger.
Ahsoka Tano’s appearance within the series was one of the great executions in bringing an animated character to life and was brilliantly crafted to give fans a true live-action interpretation of one of Star Wars’ most underrated characters.
Prior to her casting and subsequent appearance in the second season of The Mandalorian, however, Rosario Dawson was championed by fans; with speculation and petition nearly unending for Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni to make the casting a reality.
With Dawson showing interest in the role, and the introduction of the character in the series gradually coming to fruition, we witnessed one of the great examples of a film studio, and a fandom, working together to deliver an even greater element to an already impeccable story.
It appears that could be happening again.
Alladin star Mena Massoud was the center of many a rumor regarding the live-action casting of another Dave Filoni, fan-favorite, character; Ezra Bridger; and it appears those rumors only gained traction with Massoud’s own contribution to them.
Like Dawson, Massoud has made his willingness to play Bridger well known, through an Instagram post where he very clearly quoted the character.
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But could it happen? Let’s hear from the man himself, as Mena Massoud talks about potentially playing live-action Ezra Bridger in a recent interview!
Speaking with Screen Rant, Massoud noted, “just manifesting, just manifesting, trying different things.”
The actor continued, “Yeah, there’s not much more I can say about that, but, I heard murmurings that this role was coming up and this is becoming a real thing, so I just kind of wanted to throw my name in the ring and- yeah, just part of manifesting what you want.”
Massoud clearly wants the opportunity to play the role, and fits a lot of what would be required to play an older version of the young Jedi; with the development of a live-action, Filoni inspired Star Wars Universe, Massoud seems an excellent choice to play the rumored Ezra.
“I think we live in an age now that’s so different than the ’70s, ’80s, 90’s Hollywood, where there were no social media. It was really just your representatives, putting things out there for you.” Massoud concluded, “So yeah, I just wanted to put it out there.”
What do you think? Do you want to see Ezra Bridger in The Mandalorian? Would Mena Massoud do the role justice? Let us know below!