By Josh Reilly B.
Last month, Kessel Run Transmissions (@KRTransmissions on Twitter) revealed exclusively that they had heard Aladdin star Mena Massoud was in talks to play the live action version of Ezra Bridger, the fan favorite Jedi Padawan who went missing in the finale of Star Wars Rebels. With Rebels ending on the cliffhanger of Ahsoka and Sabine looking for Ezra after the events of Return of the Jedi and the fact that Lucasfilm is exploring this post original trilogy era so extensively with The Mandalorian and its various spin-off shows, speculation has been rampant that Bridger would make his return, this time in live action. Today, Massoud himself teased the role on Instagram:
While this post may look like it has no connection to Ezra, the caption is actually a quote from Bridger himself:
This seems to be the biggest tease yet that Massoud has joined a galaxy far, far away. If true, it’s possible that he will appear in a range of series on Disney+, just as Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka Tano, another character adapted from animation to live action, is set to do.
It seems increasingly likely that Ezra Bridger will soon make his live action debut, played by Mena Massoud. Until then, fans can look forward to The Bad Batch, premiering on Disney+ May 4, 2021. The Book of Boba Fett is still set to release this December.
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