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I would rather see a natural redhead as Mara Jade: Bryce Dallas Howard, Jessica Chastain, or Madelaine Petsch (depending on the age that the character is supposed to be).
they are too old
Brie Larson…. Nah. Not into it.
Great. Larson can alienate a completely new set of fans.
Read my post again, you lazy ass.
Yeah the star wars universe is too harsh for some people and some people want their character to single handedly change a galaxy of billion or trillions of beings. Like yes brie Larson we know that you don’t like slavery but your character won’t be able to stop the Twi’lek slave trade which has been a thing since at the very least 7000bby 🙂
Madelaine Petsch isn’t.
Be kind with your words, your on Disney.
Yes. Though Mara is a little older than Luke I think.
Not Brie Larson
“MCU’s _fan favorite_ ?!??
Are you sure?
That’s a bold statement, to say the least.
If much rather see Rose Leslie from GoT. Not really into seeing more Brie Larson, especially not in my Star Wars.
Agreed. Rose Leslie is amazing. Brie is not.
no, she is too stiff an actress
Please, anyone but her.
Good one. I have to agree.
She’s got the range for a Mara Jade and her character in GOT is similar. Not to mention She’s kissed by fire.
Fan-tolerated might be more accurate.
Not even fan tolerated. Larson is awful, just one more nail in the Star War’s coffin courtesy of Mickey Mouse.
Except it is not Disney doing this. That honor belongs to Kathleen Kennedy. She has no repsect for the source.
No, she doesn’t.
Can we get ANYBODY else?
Ann Skelly maybe?
Anybody that isn’t going to tell us she “deserves” accolades for things she hasn’t earned?
Great pick made. She will fit the role.
Rebels… is this a joke to you??? He was in Star Wars Rebels… he was one of the main villains… you uneducated twat
BRIE L. WOULD MAKE AN EXCELLENT MARA JADE –
ESP. OPP S. STAN!
GREAT MATCH – UP!
No, she will most certainly not. Her costars have infamously hated her, fans are sick of her, and every criticism she gets, she blames on straight white men. She’s a bad actress, a bad person, and she cannot accept that she does wrong; it’s always everyone else’s fault. She thinks she’s playing strong female characters, but it feels like she’s playing strong FEMALE characters rather than STRONG female characters. Her character is always strong because they’re female, and she loves that.
I just don’t want anymore stories about the legacy characters. They will ruin them. The actors all aren’t here or want to be involved. Time for new stuff.
She would be a better Assaj ventress than Mara
I don’t know anyone who likes Bree Larson.
Not by a long shot.
Who wrote this article?
What a clown ass spin doctor
Is she going to insist straight white men don’t watch her Star Wars roles too?
not to start an argument, but I am a lifelong fan of marvel comics and I personally really enjoyed Captain marvel and Brie Larson in the role… so granted you might not like her but it’s totally inaccurate and unfair to imply that that disdain is universal.
You are not wrong she is hated by her co actors and fans alike captain marvel was forgettable at best
Forget Brie L. She has nothing to bring to star wars but drama. And if they are looking for someone to play Mara Jade then they should check out Michelle Smith on YouTube. She is a REAL LIFE Mara jade. She does lightsaber flow tutorials, can do her own stunts, and is already a red head. Many in the lightsaber community have called for her to play Mara Jade in the past.
Can we get anyone male or female or Z to play the role? Besides, why would she be willing to be cast next to a white male given how much she dislikes them even existing?
Ack said Luke..
I want a divorce..
She would be a better Abeloth
She can barely pull off those car commercials. Her ability to act has been stretch as far as they are going to go. Get a real actress in there, please.
Luke Skywalker married ??
Isn’t that what created Darth Vader?
Don’t be stupid! Darth Vader being married in his time as Anakin Skywalker is what gave us Luke & Leia! The son is certainly NOT his father’s father!
Yes, like did get married and it’s clearly stated tree that in the EXPANDED UNIVERSE when they met and mara was introduced. If your still unsure, go online and read up on her
She makes me hate Nissan lol…I just can’t stand even the sight of her. With as many cast members as there are in the MCU,she is the only one I have ever heard of not getting along with ppl. There has to be something about her for her to be the odd one out of that many ppl(besides all of the awful speeches I’ve seen)
So many better actresses out there.
I got a bad feeling about this!
Yikes. Thats a No for me.
I have nothing against Brie Larson, either as an actress or personally. She did win an Academy Award, after all, and she’s done well in roles prior to the lightning rod comments following A Wrinkle in Time and leading up to Captain Marvel. She would be an acceptable MJS in a vacuum.
Unfortunately, we don’t live in a vacuum. She made her comments that people felt were an attack against them, and that caused both sides to unfairly judge the other. Everyone who criticized CM became yet another “Toxic Man-Baby” to quote Rian Johnson, and on the other side, CM became one of the worst movies of all time.
With all the baggage that she brings with her, justified or not, from a very vocal segment of the fan base (whether you believe they are minority or majority), why risk alienating that portion that is known to be big spenders on your franchise?
Mr. Richard, I appreciate your balanced comments that take into account that there are different views. You are right; if Diz was smart they would want to avoid any more controversy and pass on Bree. But then again, Diz probably feels Bree would further their propaganda.
Woke Pandering Hamill should love this move. Anything to segregate fans even more just to look “cool”. I use that term very loosely considering only the mentally deficient scramble so hard to be “woke”.
At this point, I’d gladly pay good money to see a Jar Jar Binks standalone movie.
She is no fan favorite in the MCU. Quite the opposite. One of the worst things in the MCU. She will not be accepted as Mara Jade. Its another example of Disney pushing what they want instead of what fans of the franchise want.
She would better casted as bantha fodder
No. Absolutely no way.
I’m no great fan of hers and I can think of several actresses I might prefer in the role, but watching the toxic fringe of the fanbase melt down in apoplexy over this could be worth the price of admission.
Fan favorite?? Thats definitely not true.. Shes the most reviled actor in the mcu period and noone wants to see her in star wars
I think we are missing the point here… at least SOMEONE IS GETTING SOMETHING RIGHT HERE! They are not creating a totally new character to be Luke’s wife but showing love to nearly 30 years of fans. How long have we waited for Mara to come on the scene?
If they introduce Mara she will be a new character with probably a similar backstory – but she won’t be “our Mara Jade” too much has changed in the removal of the EU from the SW timeline.
Thrawn worked because the character was introduced at the right time and because he never had that much direct interaction with the main stars.
MJ on the other hand was all about her interaction and developing relationship with Luke ending in marriage etc and we know that can’t happen.
Exactly! How long have we waited for Mara… only to be completely ruined by that casting? Isn’t it frustrating ro you? I mean they’ll probably ruin her entire story to begin with, but to cast Brie as Mara? REALLY?!
So happy that I am ino longer invested in either the MCU or Star Wars.
Being an actress or actor is a difficult job. Being a good one is part of personality. I like the Captain Marvel character, but Brie cast as that part did not do it justice. Hopefully, the character in the Starwars galaxy will be a better fit.
I too liked Captain Marvel as a character. Hated the casting, not for her views (she can say whatever she wants and it doesn’t affect me. I’m not a fan of her as a person), but because she wasn’t the right casting for the role and I honestly doubt, no, I KNOW she would ruin the character of Mara Jade just as well. She needs to stay in drama movies where she apparently belongs.
But….why? Also, this franchise “wasn’t made for her”. Go back to your hole….
Then they kill her off. Seems about right
Hard pass if it’s Bree. She can’t be bothered to respect the role (based on comments about past roles) and she has ruined herself with the nerds. She is a poison pill at this point.
MCU fan favorite??? Brie casting in Star Wars would be a troll of the core fanbase that Kennedy hates. Would this be part of the Acolyte? That Hedland series should be cancelled, as should the High Republic. Bryce or Elizabeth Olson might be okay Maras. And Mara is only Luke’s wife in the original EU canon, not the counterfeit Disney Last Jedi canon. A Brie Mara would be the last straw.
Lucasfilm will be cutting its own throat having brie portray Mara Jade. Might I recommend brie dons the mo-cap to portray a hutt..
But why???? I really just don’t want them doing anything with the original characters. I know this particular character isn’t from the original movie but it impacts an original character. As a life long fan, PLEASE, leave these stories and characters alone and do new stuff.
People are blowing this WAAAAAAAAY out of proportion…
For one thing, whether or not Brie Larson is the kindest person when it comes to advocating for the minority she is a part of is irrelevant. If you feel personally offended by her comments, reconsider when you get angry at SJWs who are outraged when companies hire people who are controversial. Also, we don’t know what her life was like, privileged or not. Maybe she has a reason for advocating in the way she does. We’re getting a legends character in canon. Be happy about it! You don’t have to love the casting to still be excited. The cycle of hate around this actress extends WAAAAAAY beyond her acting ability, and people who act as if this is why they are hating on her need to be honest with themselves. We need to judge the performance and story when we see it (if the character is bad, it’s most likely the writing), not before. Speaking of hate, we’re talking about FREAKING STAR WARS! Are all of you fake fans or something? Avoiding hate, even when you have a strong inclination is the WHOLE POINT! As Captain America just said, we need to do better!
love every bit of this comment. so refreshing to see someone acknowledge that there actual IS some middle ground here… it doesn’t have to be rabid foaming at the mouth to one extreme or the other
People are blowing this WAAAAAAAAY out of proportion…
For one thing, whether or not Brie Larson is the kindest person when it comes to advocating for the minority she is a part of is irrelevant. If you feel personally offended by her comments, reconsider when you get angry at SJWs who are outraged when companies hire people who are controversial. Also, we don’t know what her life was like, privileged or not. Maybe she has a reason for advocating in the way she does. We’re getting a legends character in canon. Be happy about it! You don’t have to love the casting to still be excited. The cycle of hate around this actress extends WAAAAAAY beyond her acting ability, and people who act as if this is why they are hating on her need to be honest with themselves. We need to judge the performance and story when we see it (if the character is bad, it’s most likely the writing), not before. Speaking of hate, we’re talking about FREAKING STAR WARS! Are all of you fake fans or something? Avoiding hate, even when you have a strong inclination is the WHOLE POINT! As Captain America just said, we need to do better! (this might go up twice, I had it glitch)
Wow! Now I really can’t wait to miss it!
MCU fan-favorite? Ummm….what? Who?
Still stings to read that stuff about “Legends” characters “becoming canon,” when the so-called Legends were the official canon for decades.
A return for Mara Jade to the official canon would be a much more correct terminology.
Not sure about Brie Larson, but then again I was never one of those incels who declared her a sworn enemy over one or two stupid comments she made about the MCU and feminism.
Captain Marvel brought in $1.3 billion, I’d say that’s pretty popular.
Karen Gillan only please. That’s the only person I see playing this role properly. Larsons acting is just not strong enough and she tends to alienate fans. I think if Disney was smart (which they have displayed they are not) they would pick someone either new, or one that has a better PR as that is what they need right now. I understand that some people do like Larson and that’s fine, the fact is that there are many that don’t. Do right Disney, and finally make some good decisions where everyone can enjoy without division.
Should be Largatha from Vikings
IMO The best possible actress to play Mara Jade would be Karen Gillian.
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