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Speculation I want Grand Admiral Thrawn in Episode VII

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Episode VII and Beyond (Archive)' started by Blue_Jedi33, Nov 16, 2012.

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  1. Blue_Jedi33

    Blue_Jedi33 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    He doesn't even need to follow Zahn's book, he just needs to be in there leading the remnants of the empire.

    Here is actor I would pick, Nestor Carbonell.
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    Heck, put Captain Pellaeon in too Bruce Boxleitner could play him
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  2. stellarmagic01

    stellarmagic01 Jedi Master star 4

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    Not happening... we'll just have to wait for the inevitable spin off movie though. Any bets a CGI film or miniseries based on the Zahn trilogy will show up eventually?
     
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  3. DarthMane2

    DarthMane2 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I can see the character getting adapted in some form, but not for the ST. They could do it to where Thrawn is the leader of the Imperial Remnant 40 years post ROTJ, but I doubt it. I do have a slight feeling that they'll eventually do another trilogy or TV series set during the years shortly after ROTJ. I could see Thrawn being adapted for the screen then.

    For a movie I'd pick Jason Isaacs to play Thrawn and Liam Cunningham to play Pallaeon(Ian plays Sir Davos in Game of Thrones if you don't know who the actor is)
     
  4. lord_eidolon

    lord_eidolon Jedi Master star 3

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    You're going to be disappointed.
     
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  5. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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  6. Eeth-my-Koth

    Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master star 9

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    What a great idea for a thread.
     
  7. Jobertus

    Jobertus Jedi Knight star 3

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    As much as I like the Richard Alpert character from 'LOST', the character of Thrawn, and the idea of Carbonell playing Thrawn, I think the Sequel Trilogy will be set after Thrawns' death. Maybe he can play another character in the ST though.
     
  8. Arawn_Fenn

    Arawn_Fenn Force Ghost star 7

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    Clone of Thrawn.
     
  9. Healer_Leona

    Healer_Leona Squirrely Community Mod star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    While I'd love it too, it would mean a reboot because of the age of the characters. Which I'd be perfectly fine with.
     
  10. The-Eternal-Hero

    The-Eternal-Hero Jedi Knight star 4

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    I've always pictured Colm Freore:

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    I am 100% for using Thrawn but not adapting the trilogy.
     
  11. yggdrasil311

    yggdrasil311 Jedi Master star 3

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    Daniel Day Lewis is the best option. He will own that role and bring amazing screen presence.

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  12. Buddha Fett

    Buddha Fett Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  13. Roberto Calrissian

    Roberto Calrissian Jedi Knight star 4

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    I'd love to see Thrawn but I am preparing myself for episode VII to be around when the Solo twins are in their teens. I am ok with either scenario
     
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  14. lord_eidolon

    lord_eidolon Jedi Master star 3

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    Is it resurrect dead pointless threads day?

    Wizard!
     
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  15. Echo-07

    Echo-07 Jedi Master star 4

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    I have no problems with Disney/LFL picking and choosing what they will and will not use from the EU so long as it serves the ST.

    As for Nestor -- LOST alum, who I really like -- to paraphrase Leia, "Aren't you a little short to be a Grand Admiral?"

    He's really short and wouldn't make a very imposing GA IMO.
     
  16. Rox

    Rox Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'd love to see him as the main bad guy but I'm not holding my breathe.
     
  17. Narutakikun

    Narutakikun Jedi Knight star 4

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    Yeah, I kinda doubt we're going to get much by the way of Game of Thrawns.

    Sorry.
     
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  18. Danzo

    Danzo Jedi Knight star 1

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    How can you talk of Thrawn and not talk of Michael Fassbender in that role? He would easily own it! Plus we've already seen him put a smile on Palpy's face ;)
     
  19. DarthMak

    DarthMak Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I might get bashed over this, but I re-read the Thrawn trilogy earlier this year and frankly, I found it very overrated and boring this time around. I don't get all the love those books get but that's just me.
     
  20. LANDO_ROCKS

    LANDO_ROCKS Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Admiral Yawn?

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  21. Panakas_Dawg

    Panakas_Dawg Jedi Master star 5

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    I want Grand Admiral Prawn of Mon Calimari.

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  22. chris hayes

    chris hayes Jedi Master star 4

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    No there's better characters in the EU imho .
     
  23. The_Book_of_Sith

    The_Book_of_Sith Jedi Knight

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    Christoph Waltz as Thrawn would blow my mind
     
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  24. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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    I can't stand Thrawn but you're right in that that's not a popular opinion around here. I think Zahn writes a better Mara Jade than any other EU writer but beyond that I don't get the hype either.
     
  25. Corran1138

    Corran1138 Jedi Knight star 1

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    It's not going to happen. I love Zahn as much as anybody, and especially Thrawn as a villain. But they aren't going to simply adopt an EU villain who already has a great story. Why would they? I would love to see some kind of animated adaptation of the Thrawn series at some point, something to fill in the gap between the OT and ST, but there is no need to reuse his character. Thrawn has his story, and it couldn't be much better than it is so don't touch it.
     
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