Brie Larson QUITS her new Star Wars show on Disney Plus because of Kathleen Kennedy?!
Marvel Cinematic Universe star Brie Larson has made no secret of her love for the Star Wars franchise. The Captain Marvel actress previously confirmed that she auditioned for all three of Disney’s sequel trilogy films, but failed to make the cut.
Now, it seems that Larson could be getting her wish. A new report indicates that the MCU fan-favorite is in serious talks with Disney and Lucasfilm to play Luke Skywalker’s wife, Mara Jade Skywalker, as the Star Wars universe continues to expand.
Ever since the iconic Jedi Knight — a CGI version of Mark Hamill during the Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983) era — made a cameo appearance in Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni’s The Mandalorian Season 2 finale episode, there have been rumors of his Star Wars Legends wife becoming canon.
It’s also interesting to note that, in Timothy Zahn’s Star Wars Expanded Universe Thrawn trilogy novelization, Mara Jade is connected to Grand Admiral Thrawn. The blue-skinned villain was introduced into The Mandalorian saga when Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) and Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) teamed up to defeat Corvus Magistrate Morgan Elsbeth (Diana Lee Inosanto).