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Christian Bale, known for films such as American Psycho, Howl’s Moving Castle and the Christopher Nolan Dark Knight Trilogy, has been making the rounds as of late. The Welsh actor recently starred in the MCU’s latest film Thor: Love and Thunder as the main antagonist “Gorr: The God Butcher” and some have been wondering what role he ay take on next. And the latest story suggests an unexpected fan favorite.
A new rumor suggests that the actor is being eyed (in part due to his role in the fourth Thor movie) to play a live action version of the main protagonist from the Star Wars video game series The Force Unleashed in a currently unannounced project.
Starkiller aka Galen Marek was the main hero of the Force Unleashed series from 2008 – 2010 and served as the secret apprentice to Darth Vader as he planned on eventually betraying his master. Being the son of a Jedi, he showed much skill with the force and was able to assassinate multiple exiled Jedi across the galaxy. It wasn’t until Vader betrayed him that he turned to the light side to battle the Sith. He would end up dying but would come back as a clone in the sequel, but sadly the story’s 3rd game was canceled leaving us with a cliffhanger ending.
Though it would be awesome to see a fan favorite Legends character become canon again it does beg the question, why not just have Sam Witwer play him? Not only was he the voice, but also the live action model. Sam also went on to voice Darth Maul in both The Clone Wars and Rebels television series, so he is still on Lucasfilm’s good side. It would feel like the Ashley Eckstein/Rosario Dawson situation all over again.
What do you think? Would Christian Bale make a good Starkiller?
Source: Giant Freakin Robot
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