After Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) in “The Mandalorian” season 2, another animated character will appear in a “Star Wars” real series, namely “Star Wars Rebels” hero Ezra Bridger – played by “Aladdin” actor Mena Massoud .
In December 2020, Disney announced the rough roadmap for the future of “Star Wars”. A short outline of the plot and a teaser poster for most of the projects have already been published there, but of course the creative minds at Lucasfilm save one or two surprises for later.
One of them could now have come to light: Because like Noah Outlaw, Corey Van Dyke and Clare Stribling from the YouTube channel Kessel Run Transmissions proclaimed the character Ezra Bridger, known from “Star Wars Rebels”, is to make her live action debut in one of the upcoming “Star Wars” real series on Disney +, so for the first time not being animated there, but being played by an actor made of flesh and blood.
And for the role of Ezra Bridger, Disney and Lucasfilm have envisaged Mena Massoudwho celebrated his breakthrough with the title role in Disney’s “Aladdin”. Massoud’s obligation has not yet been finalized, so Kessel Run Transmissions, but there should already be an oral confirmation.
Not only would Massoud look good in the role, he has also worked with Disney thanks to “Aladdin” and has experience with live-action versions of animated characters.
Ezra’s live-action debut in “Ahsoka”?
Kessel Run Transmissions according to Massoud is supposed to play a role as Ezra in several series on Disney +, where he would appear for the first time in “Ahsoka”.
That would also make sense insofar as Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) will go in search of the villain Grand Admiral Thrawn after her debut in “The Mandalorian” season 2 – and Thrawn is with the end of “Star Wars Rebels” Ezra has been pulled into hyperspace.
So if Ahsoka (and very likely also Sabine Wren, who is also known from “Rebels”) search for Thrawn and find him (and that’s what we assume), then they’ll automatically find Ezra too.
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Just as “The Mandalorian” has already produced various offshoots, they should be loud Kessel Run Transmissions then, by the way, further spin-offs will be possible, including a series about Ezra and Thrawn.
Of course these are only rumors so far and with Kessel Run Transmissions they also say that nothing is certain yet. But recently it has been shown time and time again that the information on the YouTube channel is on hand. They knew about the animation series “The Bad Batch”, the appearance of Anakin Skywalker in the “Obi-Wan” series and the “Lando” series early on.
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