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SPECULATION Official Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) Discussion

Discussion in 'Rogue One' started by Iluvatar, Feb 3, 2015.

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    With all the casting news and plot rumors for Gareth Edwards' Star Wars spin-off film, is it possible that Felicity Jones could be playing EU favorite Mara Jade? Speculation about an ensemble Bounty Hunter film featuring Boba Fett had me wondering who else they could add, and the news of Felicity possibly being a lead makes me wonder if they would bring her back. She's a fan favorite, badass, and has a fascinating history. Bringing her back would not only her calm some of the EU fans, but it would a great way to include such an amazing character in Star Wars canon.

    Any thoughts?
     
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    I doubt it. I feel like you would need Luke then. And if the male lead is Boba Fett, that would be a little awkward. I suppose it's possible. But my guess is its someone new.
     
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    True, but this could be a younger version of the character before she met Luke. It could also establish an interesting new dynamic between her and Boba. While I doubt they go the same route with the character as the EU did, it'd be cool to see Mara (or at least someone based around her archetype) in the film.
     
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    Maybe she's playing Princess Leia.
     
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    Maybe she's playing Hera.
     
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    I'd buy that for a dollar!
     
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    Maybe she's playing Ahsoka Tano.
     
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    Guys, we all know that she's playing Yaddle.

    Back on topic, though - I think that if they bring back Mara Jade (which I see her being the most likely character to bring back from the EU out of respect for Timothy Zahn), they would want to do it in Episode VIII instead of a spin-off. Being the true love of the central character in the franchise would warrant a grander debut than a side-story, especially if the rumors are true that Luke doesn't have a kid at the time of The Force Awakens and that the spin-offs take place in the same timeframe as the Sequel Trilogy are true.
     
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    I don't know who she's playing but I wholeheartedly endorse this!

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    This girl is drop-dead gorgeous AND can act!

    Anyone think they would make her Aurra Sing???
     
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    This. Thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis.
     
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    makes much more sense - especially if it's a bounty hunter movie.
     
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    Answer - no. There is no Mara Jade in Star Wars now. She's been erased.
     
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    I doubt Jade will be in the new cannon, but its possible. Some still seem sure that Gleason is Luke's kid, and if Mara is dead by the sequel trilogy, they wouldn't need to introduce her at all.
     
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    Or so we assume.....:)

    Ooh! I love it!
     
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    The key word to my post there was "if". That word has a lot of implications to it depending on the context.

    But if Gleeson is revealed to be Luke's kid... I suppose I can rest my case and let the evidence speak for itself.
     
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    Gleeson is playing Captain Tarkin - he's a relative of GM Tarkin. NOT a Solo or Skywalker.
     
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    I just saw I got a Salacious Crumb ranking on my post above - along with two Yodas. I'm not sure how my post is "unoriginal" - I'm just stating the fact that Mara Jade's character has been erased from the official Star Wars canon. She's gone. Deal with it. You still have your Expanded Universe - or Legacies - or whatever it is. Everything printed after Return of the Jedi was a load of crap anyway - so who cares?

    For me - I'm excited - extremely excited - by the prospect that every Star Wars Marvel comic and novel going forward are actually canon - tied to the property, fact-checked, etc. I could never get into the post-ROTJ books because I always knew George couldn't give a blast about them and would change every last thing at the drop of a hat. Now we don't have that worry.

    Now - would I have liked Tarkin to be a well-written novel? - Of course. It wasn't. It was a pile of Bantha crap. But at least I know everything in it REALLY happened.

    Now get off my lawn!
     
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    This is all speculation. I'm just playing around with an idea that maybe, possibly, Disney could be using the character (or more likely the archetype) in the spin-off to pay homage to the EU they erased. Will it happen? Probably not. But hey, there's no reason we can't play around with theories like this. I don't know why you're getting worked up over this, as it's all in good fun. I'm worried that you're targeting this at me (seeing that I made the thread), so I just want to assure you that I'm in no way taking this idea seriously. I just enjoy created fan theories:)
     
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    And that's speculation not fact. Fact is no one knows who or what he's playing.

    As much as you hate the EU, it hasn't been erased. It's just not canon and the material is still there with the possibility for future stories to pick and choose the best bits and reintroduce it to what is now canon. As we have seen be the case with the new novels and season six of TCW
     
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    It could be possible for Felicity to play Mara Jade.
     
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