There are now a lot of people wondering who could play Grand Admiral Thrawn in The Mandalorian, and one of the names in the mix is Benedict Cumberbatch. We’re now getting some rather good fan art of him in the role. This new artwork of Benedict Cumberbatch comes from ApexForm on Instagram.
First thing’s first, I do not believe for one second that Disney will cast Benedict Cumberbatch as Grand Admiral Thrawn. I know people think he would be good in the role. However, I think differently.
I don’t think Cumberbatch is quite sinister enough, and he doesn’t look quite right in the role. Actually, I think this fan artwork below – which is brilliant by the way – goes a long way in proving that what I’m saying is indeed correct.
Here’s how Benedict Cumberbatch could look as Thrawn in The Mandalorian
If anything, Benedict Cumberbatch looks a bit too much like your everyday Grand Moff in this picture. I do not think he has the right stature for the role.
There are many other actors out there who I think would suit the role a lot better than Cumberbatch. I’ve seen the likes of Jon Hamm and Lars Mikkelsen put forward as possible candidates for the role.
As far as I’m concerned, there’s only one person who could do the role justice in live-action and that person is Lars Mikkelsen. However, I won’t go too much into why I believe that to be the case in this article. I will say that he is already the voice of Thrawn in the animated show Star Wars: Rebels and he did an excellent job in bringing the iconic Star Wars villain to life.
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