Here's The Latest On Mara Jade's Status In The Current STAR WARS Universe

Here's The Latest On Mara Jade's Status In The Current STAR WARS Universe

Rumour has it that Disney is looking to cast a female character called "Mara" in Star Wars Episode IX but is that Mara Jade and what does the character's creator think comes next for Luke Skywalker's wife?

Luke Skywalker's life has played out in the current trilogy of Star Wars movies very differently to the Expanded Universe and rather than having a wife called Mara Jade, he was hidden away on a remote island and is now, well, dead. Despite that, rumours continue to swirl about her making an appearance in J.J. Abrams' Episode IX, especially as we've heard rumours that a new character will be named Mara.

During a recent interview, creator Timothy Zahn made it clear that he has no idea whether or not Mara will show up there but pointed out that the only way he'd be interested in seeing her in live-action is if it's a proper role and not a cameo. It also sounds like he's hoping to bring a new version of the character into some of his work, just like he did with the now canon version of Grand Admiral Thrawn.


"If there was a generic, or organic, spot for her to fit into a story...I promise people, I will pitch it to the Lucasfilm story group, and then, it's their decision whether to allow it or not," he explained. 

Whatever the future may hold in store for Mara Jade, we know she's not going to be Luke's wife and we're going to end up getting a very different version of the character regardless of whether that's in live-action or a novel. What do you guys think? As always, share your thoughts in the usual place.
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