Benedict Cumberbatch Will Not Be Playing Thrawn In Live-Action

Benedict Cumberbatch has ruled himself out of playing Grand Admiral Thrawn in an upcoming Star Wars live-action series.

He revealed this in a recent interview with Collider.

There have been a bunch of rumours claiming that Benedict Cumberbatch would be playing Grand Admiral Thrawn in a future Star Wars series.

We said this would never happen, and our sources informed us that Lars Mikkelsen had signed on to play Grand Admiral Thrawn in the Ahsoka Tano spinoff series.

Mikkelsen is perfect for the role and has the voice to match, given the fact that he voiced him in Star Wars Rebels.

Benedict Cumberbatch will not be playing Grand Admiral Thrawn in a future Star Wars show


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Here’s what Benedict Cumberbatch had to say about playing Thrawn in a live-action Star Wars series:

That’s a straight no from me, right now. There’s no way I want to be turned blue. I turned the air blue, very recently. No no, seriously, I have precious time with my children and I think sitting in a makeup chair and being painted blue, and the amount of time it would take to do that and then take it off at the end of the day might just… it’s not the right time in my life for that.

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