Marvel Cinematic Universe star Brie Larson has made no secret of her love for the Star Wars franchise. The Captain Marvel actress previously confirmed that she auditioned for all three of Disney’s sequel trilogy films but failed to cut.
Now, it seems that Larson could be getting her wish. A new report indicates that the MCU fan-favorite is in serious talks with Disney and Lucasfilm to play Luke Skywalker’s wife, Mara Jade Skywalker, as the Star Wars universe continues to expand.
Ever since the iconic Jedi Knight — a CGI version of Mark Hamill during the Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (1983) era — made a cameo appearance in Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni’s The Mandalorian Season 2 finale episode, there have been rumors of his Star Wars Legends wife becoming canon.
It’s also interesting to note that, in Timothy Zahn’s Star Wars Expanded Universe Thrawn trilogy novelization, Mara Jade is connected to Grand Admiral Thrawn. The blue-skinned villain was introduced into The Mandalorian saga when Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) and Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) teamed up to defeat Corvus Magistrate Morgan Elsbeth (Diana Lee Inosanto).
He is expected to play a significant role in The Mandalorian Season 3 and its related spinoffs — Ahsoka and Rangers of the New Republic — so it would be unsurprising if Mara Jade showed up in the current canon sooner rather than later.
Mara Jade has a fascinating checkered past. She went from being an Emperor’s Hand assassin for the Galactic Empire to a Jedi Master in her own right, ultimately sitting on the Jedi Council.
Suppose Mara Jade doesn’t appear in the third season of The Mandalorian or one of its spinoff series. In that case, there is certainly potential for her to occur in the rumored Luke Skywalker and Grogu series that may feature another Marvel actor, Sebastian Stan, as the legendary Jedi.
This isn’t the first time Larson’s name has been connected to the popular Star Wars Legends character. Fans have previously called for Larson and another Marvel actress, Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch/Wanda Maximoff), to take on the role of Luke Skywalker’s wife.
It is important to remember that, at the time of publication, neither Lucasfilm nor The Walt Disney Company has confirmed anything about a Luke Skywalker show or Captain Marvel‘s Brie Larson’s involvement in the Star Wars story moving forward.
The Avengers franchise actress will next appear as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel in The Marvels (2022) and Captain Marvel 2, alongside WandaVision breakout star Teyonah Parris (Monica Rambeau).
Would you like to see actress Brie Larson cast as Mara Jade Skywalker?