Aquaman Actor May Play Ezra Bridger In Live-Action Star Wars Movie

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Earlier this week, we brought you the news that our sources have told us that Lucasfilm has eyes on bringing Ahsoka Tano into the Star Wars movies, after the character has proven to be such a hit with fans after being created for The Clone Wars animated series. We Got This Covered has also learned though that the studio might be about to take another character from this corner of the franchise and bring them to life in live-action as well.

Specifically, we’re hearing that they want Ezra Bridger in a live-action project. This makes sense, too, as the protagonist of Star Wars Rebels has often been talked about by fans as deserving a big screen appearance. Remember when we thought Benicio del Toro was playing an older Ezra in The Last Jedi? That didn’t turn out to be the case, of course, but as a heroic Jedi who undergoes a similar journey to Luke Skywalker on Rebels, he’d be a perfect fit to lead his own pic.

From what we understand, Lucasfilm is looking at Asian actors to fill the role. Our source tells us that Ludi Lin is in the mix to nab the part as his star is one the rise thanks to turns in Power Rangers and Aquaman. He’s also recently been linked to Marvel’s Shang-Chi as well. Likewise, Ryan Potter – Beast Boy on Titans – could be in with a chance of becoming our live-action Ezra, too.

And while it’s still unclear where the character will show up, perhaps it would make sense for Ezra to stay on the small screen and appear in a Disney Plus series, in case Lucasfilm’s worried about wider audiences not being familiar with the character. Then again, the fan favorite is someone with a lot of potential and it’d be great to see him in a live-action movie one day.

What do you think, though? Do you want to see Ezra Bridger show up in theaters? And do you think either of these actors would be a good fit for the role? Let us know in the comments section down below.