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Benedict Cumberbatch Makes $51.8B Franchise Debut as Grand Admiral Thrawn? Dave Filoni’s New Star Wars Movie Title Reportedly Reveals Thrawn Trilogy

Benedict Cumberbatch Makes $51.8B Franchise Debut as Grand Admiral Thrawn? Dave Filoni's New Star Wars Movie Title Reportedly Reveals Thrawn Trilogy

Benedict Cumberbatch has experience in both the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well as in the world of Star Wars. With his denial about becoming a part of the franchise as Grand Admiral Thrawn, the disappointment of the fans was not one that went unnoticed. However, the hype of Dave Filoni’s upcoming project has given specks of hope to the audience here and there.

Benedict Cumberbatch on Doctor Strange premiere
Benedict Cumberbatch

While it was still a mystery about how and what his movie would be about, there are hints about it revolving around none other than Grand Admiral Thrawn. There are stories and hopes, desires and tropes that have been spiraling for a long time, wanting to see the ultimate conclusion of The Mandalorian, Ahsoka, and The Book of Boba Fett. Could Benedict Cumberbatch be a part of it?

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Could Benedict Cumberbatch Be A Part Of The New Star Wars Movie?

The new movie that Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau will bring to life finally has a name to it. Star Wars: Heir to the Empire will be the project and Favreau’s hand will only be limited to that of the production with Filoni having full creative control in the other ranging aspects. Filoni is already a major fan of the story and since his movie is set to see the return of the big bad Grand Admiral Thrawn.

Benedict Cumberbatch Admiral Thrawn Star Wars 1
Benedict Cumberbatch as Grand Admiral Thrawn

You couldn’t have grown up a Star Wars fan without encountering Thrawn in Heir to the Empire. It was a dark time when there weren’t any more movies, and it blew our minds that there could be more.

Although Lars Mikkelsen has been cast as the villain in the upcoming Ahsoka series, there is still hope that Benedict Cumberbatch could make his live-action debut as Thrawn. The antagonist very quickly became a fan favorite, making everyone wish that he would appear on screen more often than not.

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What Is The Story Of The Heir to the Empire?

The story of Star Wars: Heir to the Empire sees a lot of what Thrawn is as a bigger villain. Dave Filoni confirmed that Ahsoka is not where Thrawn’s story concludes. He has a much bigger role to play in the world of Jedis and Empires. The book itself, of the same name, happens to be only the first part of an entire trilogy focusing on Grand Admiral Thrawn.

Grand Admiral Thrawn in Star Wars Rebels
Grand Admiral Thrawn in Star Wars Rebels

It is to be noted that the story in itself is not an official continuity to the original trilogy. Furthermore, George Lucas did not even have a hand in the making of the book trilogy. The first book marks a war between Thrawn and Han Solo alongside Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker. However, this story might just focus outside, with the addition of Rey Skywalker and her involvement in the upcoming movie.

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Written by Adya Godboley

An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is a content writer for FandomWire for more than seven months. She is currently doing her Bachelor of Arts in English. Adya has done over 500 articles on various topics all expressing her passion and love for anything pop culture.