Lars Mikkelsen Stars As Grand Admiral Thrawn In Ahsoka Series

The live action Disney+ Ahsoka series is starring Lars Mikkelsen as Grand Admiral Thrawn, who is also Thrawn’s voice in 2016 Star Wars Rebels.

According to Small Screen, Lars Mikkelsen has reportedly signed with Lucasfilm to be Thrawn in the Ahsoka series.

If the casting of Katee Sackhoff as Bo-Katan in the Mandalorian series is any indication, Lars Mikkelsen surely lands the role.

In the Mandalorian Season 2 Episode 5: The Jedi, the story showed Ahsoka looking for Thrawn.

Immediately, this sets up the premise for her upcoming Disney+ Series.

Fans of the Star Wars Rebels would know.

Towards the end of the animated series, Ahsoka has the mission with Sabine Wren to find the Jedi Ezra.

This could also be where the Ahsoka story pick up.

Dave Filoni happens to be writing and producing the Ahsoka series.

He is also one of the creators of the Star Wars Rebels series.

Lars Mikkelsen Stars As Grand Admiral Thrawn In Ahsoka Series

Lars Mikkelsen Stars as Grand Admiral Thrawn in Ahsoka Series

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This is only good news for those who followed Rebels and the current live action Disney+ series.

From The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett and now the Ahsoka series, fans can expect that the three are closely connected.

Evidently, Ahsoka and Din Djarin are already seen in The Book of Boba Fett.

Not to mention Luke and Grogu.

So, who is Thrawn anyway? describes:

Thrawn is the Sherlock Holmes of the Star Wars universe, but his role is pure Moriarty: he’s a villain who uses his powers of observation to control and manipulate his enemies. He uses his interest in the art and culture of varied species to his own advantage, pinpointing weaknesses based on his deductions. And his own personal history spans several eras of Star Wars, from his first encounter with the Republic during the Clone Wars to his longstanding career with the Empire.

It is not the first time that Lars Mikkelsen would portray Thrawn.

He has quite a relationship with the Admiral Thrawn character.

Lars Mikkelsen Stars As Grand Admiral Thrawn In Ahsoka Series

As mentioned above, he gave the character its voice for the Star Wars Rebels.

In terms of understanding a character, Lars Mikkelsen is leaps and bounds ahead of all those rumored to being considered.

Doing the voice of Thrawn means for a few years Mikkelsen has conceptualized how the character thinks.

It is Mikkelsen’s voice we hear in the series.

It is Mikkelsen’s voice that generated and inspired the facial animation reaction of the character for years.

Animators watch voice actors as they record lines for a specific scene.

These instances give them ideas how to make the facial expressions as the character delivers the lines.

Ultimately, the showrunners have no one else in mind.

John Favreau and Dave Filoni reportedly had only Lars Mikkelsen on their list.

We look forward to seeing the brilliant tactician from Timothy Zahn’s novels into the live action Ahsoka series on Disney+.


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