Some rumors seem to keep coming and going. Star Wars is quite popular and has been surrounded by quite a few over the last year. Ever since The Mandalorian expanded into new Disney+ series, many have wondered what iconic characters from history’s past might make a grand return. Especially now that Ahsoka is getting a live-action series and can tie up loose ends for Star Wars Rebels. The latest rumor is one of those, as it seems Lucasfilm may have found their live-action versions of Grand Admiral Thrawn and Ezra Bridger.
Aladdin‘s Mena Massoud is eyed for the role of Ezra, which we first heard rumors around five months ago from Kessel Run Transmission. It didn’t help when he posted an iconic line of Ezra’s some time ago on Instagram, which added more fuel to the rumor. He’ll be joined by Lars Mikkelsen, who will join Katee Sackhoff as one of the few actors to voiced a character and play them in live-action. His performance was quite memorable and added a new depth to the vicious admiral. They are set to potentially appear in an upcoming Disney+ series.
If this casting turns out to be true, they may make their live-action premieres in the upcoming Ahsoka series. It’s uncertain if they might connect to an overarching plot that was built up with The Mandalorian series, but there’s a lot of potentials. Thrawn in competition with Giancarlo Esposito‘s Moff Gideon would be an amazing dynamic to see in the franchise’s future. Here’s hoping we get a confirmation by the time The Book of Boba Fett releases.