We may have just had one of our biggest “Star Wars” live-action series hopes dashed. It had been widely rumored-then-reported Lars Mikkelsen (yes, brother of Mads Mikkelsen) was going to be bringing yet another animated “Rebels” character to Disney+. Lars voiced Grand Admiral Thrawn, notable foil from Timothy Zahn‘s “Heir to the Empire” novel, and it really seemed like he’d be playing the Chiss in “Ahsoka.”
But, that may not be the case after all.
“Well, I haven’t had the offer,” Mikkselsen said when asked about the character’s live-action debut. This…is disappointing. We’d all assumed it was a done deal. Maybe it is, and this is just one of those things actors do.
Would Lars WANT to play Thrawn in the series, led by Rosario Dawson? “Yes, sure.”
We’ll let you know what else we hear about this and other news. “The Mandalorian” season 3 is set to hit Disney+ on March 1st, 2023. “Ahsoka” will release sometime later this year.