A new rumor indicates that Kevin Feige wants Brie Larson to play Ahsoka Tano in an upcoming live-action Star Wars film.
The rumor comes from We Got This Covered who state, “Feige is considering Ahsoka Tano” for his recently announced Star Wars film.
They also add that “if indeed Tano is brought into live-action, the studio’s interested in having Larson play her.” They do note that Larson is not the only actress on Feige and Lucasfilm’s wish list.
Back in September a rumor from The Hollywood Reporter indicated that Kevin Feige already had an actor in mind for his upcoming Star Wars role.
“One knowledgeable source says Feige has told a major actor that there’s a specific role he would like that person to play if and when he makes the movie.”
Brie Larson as a Jedi
Following the rumor surrounding Feige already having a major actor lined up for a specific role, Larson responded on Twitter by sharing a photo of her leaning on C-3PO, dressed as a Jedi.
Larson wrote, “Did someone say Star Wars?!”
Did someone say Star Wars?! pic.twitter.com/e6vVm5wW2p
— Brie Larson (@brielarson) September 27, 2019
This wasn’t the first time Larson has appeared to be campaigning for a role in a Star Wars film.
Back in February, while promoting Captain Marvel, Larson made it abundantly clear she wanted to be in a Star Wars film when she was discussing Samuel L. Jackson’s rise in popularity thanks in part to Star Wars. Larson stated, “It’s so cool. I wish I was a Jedi.”
Later on in the interview, Larson would reveal that she got to wield Jackson’s iconic purple lightsaber saying, “I got to hold his lightsaber! he brought it to me on set on May the 4th, and I cried. It was so cool. I wanna be a Jedi.”
Brie Larson’s Connection to Ahsoka Tano
Larson already has a connection to Ahsoka Tano as well. Larson met Ashely Eckstein, Ahsoka Tano’s voice actress, while promoting the opening of Disneyland’s Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge.
The two encountered each other at Oga’s Cantina.
Eckstein recalled the meeting on Instagram where she stated, “Although our universes will never collide, I’ll continue to dream of the fan fiction in my head where Ahsoka Tano and Captain Marvel team up to save the Universe.”
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You never know who you’re going to run into at Oga’s Cantina… As I walked into the Cantina at Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, I looked to my right and there was @brielarson I’ve long followed Brie and I greatly admire and respect how she has taken on the role and responsibility of being Captain Marvel. She lives the part both on and off the screen. I’ve long thought about what I would say to her if I ever crossed paths and right there in Batuu, I had my chance. Nervously I walked up and introduced myself and let me tell you, I did not kick things off well. I fumbled over my words and I barely formed a sentence. As a fellow actress, woman in business and advocate for women and girls, I wanted to thank her for everything she’s doing. She was so kind and gracious, even as I completely geeked out and probably made no sense. I told her that I was the voice of a Star Wars character and it was cool to see that she was clearly a big Star Wars fan! Although our Universes would never collide, I’ll continue to dream of the fan fiction in my head where Ahsoka Tano and Captain Marvel team up to save the Universe. Although, a bit embarrassing, thank you to my friend for capturing this moment and thank you Brie for being our real life Captain Marvel. #captainmarvel #starwars #galaxysedge #disneyland #disneyparks #marvel #higherfurtherfaster
If this rumor pans out to be true, it’s quite possible that Eckstein’s fan fiction might become a reality as Captain Marvel could become Ahsoka Tano.
What do you make of this new rumor? Do you see Feige and Disney casting Brie Larson as Ahsoka Tano in an upcoming Star Wars film?