Fan Casting 10 Popular Star Wars Expanded Universe Characters

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What if the Star Wars Expanded Universe stories, now known as Legends, were made into movies? Who would you cast as your favorite EU characters?

We’ve got a list of ten popular Star Wars Expanded Universe characters, along with the actor or actress who we think would fit them to a “T.” Everyone has different fan casts, though, so let us know in the comments what you think of ours and who you’d like to see portray the following characters on-screen. Let’s start with a character who may soon become official canon, on television if not in film.

1. Benedict Cumberbatch as Grand Admiral Thrawn

via EW

Cold, cunning, in possession of a genius mind, with a deep appreciation for art, Thrawn is the epitome of cultured Imperial officer; and let’s be honest, no one does cultured bad guy than the British (it’s their accent). Grand Admiral Thrawn is also, at his basic level, a Star Wars incarnation of Sherlock Holmes, and since Benedict Cumberbatch plays Sherlock in the BBC version of Arthur Conan Doyle’s story, it’s a no-brainer: he would be perfect as the blue-skinned Chiss made popular by Timothy Zahn’s Heir to the Empire trilogy.

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