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RUMOR: Star Wars Episode IX Casts a Character Codenamed 'MARA'

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' started by SWNN Probe, Apr 21, 2018.

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    Before any Star Wars Legends fans get too excited, I want to stress that this is a code name of a character, which most likely means that she will have nothing to do with Mara Jade - Luke's wife from Timothy Zahn's Thrawn trilogy, which now exists outside of the new official Star Wars canon.





    This rumor comes from the guys at That Hashtag Show. They are a reliable source of casting news and they have been right in the past numerous times. Here's what they said exactly:

    Many people already started speculating this could mean that Mara Jade or some variant of the Legends character might appear in the closing chapter of the sequel trilogy. All facts however point to quite the opposite.



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    First of all, the reason casting directors use code names is to hide the identity of the actual character in the movie. Using a code name “MARA” for a character that will end up being a variant of Mara Jade in the movie doesn't make any sense. You may remember that Daisy Ridley's character Rey had the codename “Kira” during the production of The Force Awakens, and that was the case with most of the major characters in the movie.



    During the casting calls for Episode VII all the volunteers had to read dialogue between the characters Rachel and Thomas, who had nothing to do with any characters from the movie. It was actually a dialogue written for Hunger Games’ Peeta and Katniss. You can check that old story from 2013 here.



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    Also, having a Mara Jade-like character introduced so late in the game is really not possible, especially after the fate of Luke Skywalker. J.J. Abrams will have to bring this story to a satisfactory conclusion, with so many plot and character points, that introducing a new big character with such a massive Legends background will only create storytelling problems, in addition to most of the movie-going audience now vested in this story and these characters, likely having no idea who that is.



    At this point if the rumor is right we know that they are looking for a 40-50 years old actress and that's all. The report says that the role is lead though. This is not surprising considering that the Resistance has been brought down to a mere few members and with the absence of Leia and Holdo we would need a new and strong female leader. And maybe that character will have red hair, and that's the only reason why they codenamed her 'MARA'? That's as far as I dare to go with this speculation.





    Source: That Hashtag Show





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    those are codenames i dont think that will be the definitive name
     
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    Poe is the leader of the resistance now but in defeat of the first order they will need the help of others. "MARA" is most likely someone of political power who can help in the fight via military and then help form a government post ep.9. or she's a sith lord who drinks the blood of children. Chance of her being mara jade is about 1 percent and that's probably high.
     
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    Luke knocked Mara up, but didn't know she was expecting. 'MARA' dropped off Rey on Jakku to hide her from Luke, after he had failed to train that other Skywalker prodigee. 'MARA' signifies a Mara Jade like character, but not specifically Mara Jade. She will definitely have another name.

    But there is also a 90% chance this news is [insert small left hand] fake [insert small right hand]
     
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    No doubts it's not Mara Jade. The description suggests some kind of Resistance/political leader or maybe a First Order officer. Sounds boring, but that's obviously just early speculation. The role could end up being many things. If the rumour is true to begin with.

    It's weird that they describe her as a "lead." I'd prefer if the characters we already know had maximum spotlight.
     
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    Yes please
     
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    Gotta love clickbait.
     
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    I would like to turn attention to accumulating information after The Last Jedi movie. Any of this information alone is vague and of lesser value , jet together they could mean something .Could it all be coincidence?

    From the end of TLJ theatric run we had this events:

    -John Williams in a radio interview still "hopes" indentity of Rey's true parents will be revealed in episode IX.

    -Rian Johnson leaves space for episode IX to take different dirrection.

    -The Last Jedi novelisation teases with Luke Skywalker's dream of illusion of having a wife.

    -Simon Pegg Says J.J. Abrams May Have Had Something Else in Mind for Reys Parentage


    -Now this,if true, everyone knows what name Mara means in Star Wars fandom. Using Mara name out of thousand other possible "neutral" working names is deliberate with intention to "Stir the pot".


    Of course its not Mara Jade herself, but could be woman linked to previous Luke's life, around 10 or so years younger than Luke Skywalker.

    That would be profoundly satissfying conclusion of Luke's martyr life, and of entire saga.

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    Rey, our love,forever.
     
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    I will reveal you my experince people,when you are young you think everyone can do it, including you. That makes you believe in giberish called randomness .
    You grow up, life teaches you a lessons, you find there is no randomness and coincidences, and you realise that having opportunity to use visions of a genius is most precious thing, especially if you have a chance not to miss it in your life.



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    Yes, because of Ben Solo and Jacen Syndulla. Their first names are Legends characters. If this is not a codename, it could be something similar to Ben and Jacen.
     
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    When someone decides its to be codename MARA, for a woman,a lead character, in Star Wars,than unless one is incredibly naive, one must know he teases even seasonal Star Wars fans with 3 things.

    1. Force sensitive woman

    2. Lover of Luke Skywalker.

    3. Mother of Luke Skywalker's child.

    So out of gazillion codenames , you chose exact that name and obviously "slip" it to the already tormented fandom.

    It is absolutely secure this character will not have name Mara ,of course.

    But its clear it is a teasing, deliberate, that will be debated until ep IX.

    So ,its" stir the pot".
    Bread and circuses.
    Let the games begin.
     
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    stir the pot....
     
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    But that’s is why if they were going to introduce Luke’s Wife & Rey’s Mum n IX they would absolutely not use the Code name Mara. The fact that they have is for me proof that this is not who the character will be & yes of course they know it will stir up the fan base & generate click bait articles.
     
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    The purpose of codename Mara is to stir the pot, otherwise they would take one of thousand other women names, in a Star Wars movie.

    You do not believe serriously that MARA "slipped away" to the public by coincidence?

    Note : Codenames for characters are usually in Star War linked in some was with Star Wars.

    For instance codename for Rey was Kira, nd Lucas actually invented girl Kira (renamed Rey).

    Rose Tico had codename Aya. Aya is coming (ups, slipped to me, anyway nobody have damn clue what I just said. lulz. its so fun).

    Mara is something what Lucas wanted( in agreement with Timothy Zahn, cereated in 1991), just like a Kira . but it will be something else.
     
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    No of course not but like I said if for some strange reason they decided to introduce a Ex Miss Skywalker into IX then A) They wouldn’t use the Code Name MARA.
    B) They code name wouldn’t have slipped out as this would absolutely be something they wanted to keep secret.
    The fact that the code name is out there to me indicates it’s going to be a secondary character like Holdo& yes the article describes the character as a lead but I just can’t see them introducing a new lead character in IX that sounds more like the article trying to make out it’s a bigger role then is the case.
     
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    Casting leading woman role, codename Mara.

    And after they tease fans, and do the oppose,than fans will be again guilty of making theories and dissapointing themselves all by themselves.

    Look at You Tube..dosens of videos already about Mara....
    Hype trigered just before start of filming EP IX.

    Councidence can be ruled out.
     
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    Y'all are wasting your time arguing with this person. 20 years after this trilogy is over McDiarmid will still be arguing that Rey is a Skywalker despite all the evidence to the contrary. This is like debating someone's religious beliefs. Nothing we say is going to change his mind.

    I do find it bizarre that this one story element is a prerequisite for some Star Wars fans. Did the EU create this with its devotion to the Skywalker force monarchy?
     
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    Lucasfilms troll game is on point
     
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    Dark side in me would like to see them finish with Rey nobody, even ReyLo, to see those who would do this , their faces after they realise they destroyed last chapter of Skywalker saga,and by this Star Wars from which they intended to milk money for decades after,now however without large part of their most most faithfull and devoted public, while other slowly realise in the years to come how cheap and groundless Star Wars became after this.

    But I love Star Wars to much to be silent, when I can, at least ,symbolically, say my opinon against Rey random travesty on forums, though I am truly nobody.
    I am nobody.
    Rey must not be.
     
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    They are trolling fans. Especially fans that will generate hours of free publicity content keeping ep 9 in high view on social media and youtube.

    Bringing in a mother for Rey that has anything to do with Luke would be beyond ridiculous. They had the opportunity to write that story if they wanted to. There was no like in TFA and a strong statement that Rey was unrelated to Luke in the TJL.
     
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