One who managed to survive, though, is Grand Admiral Thrawn, the sinister Imperial officer created by Timothy Zahn in his bestselling novels. Thanks to Star Wars Rebels, Thrawn was folded back into canon when Sherlock actor Mads Mikkelsen played the role on the third and fourth seasons of the animated series. Now, it seems that the character might be about to make another leap – into the movies.
Speaking at a panel at Comic-Con Revolution, Zahn explained that he has two new novels starring Thrawn in the works. However, they’re currently “in limbo” until Star Wars: Episode IX is finalized. Could this mean that Lucasfilm