Christian Bale’s reputation as one of the Hollywood greats is not a passing commentary on his extraordinary abilities. He remains in running for the reigning title of the best actor of his generation. Having starred in films such as American Psycho, Nolan’s Batman trilogy, The Prestige, The Vice, and The Machinist, his versatility takes viewers by surprise even after all this time.
The career-making role of the actor, 48, began with him getting cast as the lead in the Steven Spielberg film, Empire of the Sun (1987) in which he plays a young British boy who gets separated from his family during WWII and ends up in a Japanese POW camp.
A Brief Synopsis of the Grey Jedi, Starkiller
To dig into the history, one needs to first know the legend of the infamous Grey Jedi who brought on the end of the ubiquitously known Darth Vader. The Apprentice to the Sith Lord, Galen Marek was a Force-sensitive human son of Jedi Knights, Kento and Mallie Marek, born in the aftermath of the Clone Wars on the Wookie homeworld of Kashyyyk.
After his father was hunted down and killed by Darth Vader during the “Great Jedi Purge”, he is recognized by the latter for his potential as a Force-user and taken in by Vader to serve as the Dark Lord’s apprentice. However, the remorseless killer finds redemption in the end by choosing the Light Side of the Force and killing his master before being reborn as a cloned version of himself again.
Christian Bale’s Upcoming Star Wars Debut as Starkiller
Having touched almost every aspect of film genres in existence, Christian Bale is ready to land a much-coveted role in the next big Star Wars story. If reports are to be believed, he is on the roster to play Starkiller. The protagonist of the video game series, The Force Unleashed, Starkiller, also known as Galen Marek is now a part of the non-canonical Star Wars Legends expanded universe.
Christian Bale’s potential to portray deeply troubled and psychologically haunting characters makes him perfectly suited to bring the character of Starkiller alive within the Star Wars universe. And having missed out on opportunities to be cast twice in previous Star Wars movies, one would say, it’s high time the Star Wars fanboy finally gets to make his mark in one of the biggest movie franchises in existence.
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