At Star Wars Celebration 2023, the first trailer for Ahsoka was released. which will be available on Disney+.
Since Rosario Dawson made her acting debut as Ahsoka Tano in Season 2 of The Mandalorian, excitement has been building for the live-action introduction of the Star Wars Rebels adversary.
In a trailer for Ahsoka, Grand Admiral Thrawn was shown for the first time in a live-action setting. The blue-skinned, red-eyed Imperial Chiss is said to be voiced by Rebels actor Lars Mikkelsen in the future series.
However, given the antagonist was only visible from behind in the footage, it appears Lucasfilm is determined to keep any formal confirmation of its Thrawn star a secret.
So here’s a list of actors who could possibly play Thrawn:
It is uncommon for a voice actor to be chosen for the same role in a live-action production, but if the rumors are to be considered true, Lars Mikkelsen has done it. Given how well-versed he is in the character, many fans think he would make a fantastic Grand Admiral Thrawn. He is familiar with Thrawn’s tone of speech, cadence, and word inflection. He is familiar with Thrawn’s demeanor. Grand Admiral Thrawn is one of the greatest Star Wars villains because of his cool, cunning, and ruthless manner. With his parts in House of Cards, Sherlock Series 3, and more lately, Netflix’s The Witcher, Lars has attracted attention.
Choosing the same actor who has been portraying one of the most adored/hated Star Wars villains would make sense for the Lucasfilm.
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2) Iain Glen
The exact age of Thrawn is unknown. Iain’s eminent presence, though, might be exactly what Thrawn needs. Iain most recently portrayed Ser Jorah, a rogue swordsman, in Game of Thrones. But he is also well-known to many fans as Manfred Powell, the villain from Angelina Jolie’s Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. He would undoubtedly impart Thrawn’s steely grace to the situation.
3) Antony Starr
With his role of Homelander, the psychotic leader of The Seven in Amazon Prime’s The Boys, he has drawn the interest of superhero fans. He is both a villain who can look to be a hero and a villain who can be both. With his unpredictable irascibility, he could undoubtedly carry himself like Thrawn. Additionally, he is not very well recognized, which might be advantageous for the Star Wars world.
Jason Isaacs has experience playing villains as well, having portrayed some of the most dreaded characters in film, including Lucius Malfoy in Harry Potter, Captain Hook in Peter Pan, Michael Caffee in Brotherhood, and Colonel William Tavington in The Patriot. He has experience in the science fiction genre, having voiced The Grand Inquisitor in Star Wars Rebels and played Captain Lorca in Star Trek: Discovery. With his experience and calm yet authoritative voice, he could effortlessly transition into the role of Thrawn.
5) Lee Pace
He is most recognized for his roles as King Thranduil in The Hobbit trilogy and Ronan the Accuser in Guardians of the Galaxy. He has experience playing characters who are both scary and yet composed and quiet. His distinctive voice—commanding yet soft—and comparable rhythm to Thrawn’s from the animated series will undoubtedly make the role come to life.