Disney is looking to cast a live-action General Admiral Thrawn to be used in future Disney projects.
Over the last couple weeks, various characters from The Clone Wars and Rebels will make their live-action debut: Ahsoka Tano, Bo-Katan, Captain Rex (rumored), and Ezra Bridger.
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.
Since there’s no official word on his live-action debut, it would make sense that the character would appear in The Mandalorian.
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The Mandalorian season two will see the return of Pedro Pascal as a titular bounty hunter, Gina Carano as Cara Dune, Carl Weathers as Greef Karga, Emily Swallow as the Armorer, Bill Burr as Mayfeld, Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand and Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon. The series will also include some newcomers including Rosario Dawson as Jedi Ahsoka Tano, with Michael Biehn and Sasha Banks in unknown roles. There are also rumors that Jamie Lee Curtis could have a role in the series, but has yet to be confirmed.
Directors on the series include Bryce Dallas Howard (Pete’s Dragon), Peyton Reed (Ant-Man), Robert Rodriguez (Spy Kids, Alita: Battle Angel), Carl Weathers, Dave Filoni (The Clone Wars), and Jon Favreau (Iron Man, Jungle Book). Favreau will once again showrun and executive produce alongside Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy.
The Mandalorian season two is on track to premiere on Disney+ sometime in October, with Disney CEO Bob Chapek confirming that the series will not be delayed due to the shutdown. A third season has already been put into development. You can catch up or rewatch season one on the streamer now.