The art of “Star Wars” presents Christian Bale as a “Starkiller” in real time


Christian Bale plays a live version of “Starkiller” on the new “Star Wars” fan art. In 2008, Galen Marek codenamed Starkiller (not to be confused with the new Death Star in The Force Awakens) He was introduced as a secret disciple of Darth Vader in the popular Star Wars video game The Force Unleashed, followed by The Force Unleaded II. in 2010. Although the grey Jedi, voiced by Sam Whitver (“Clone Wars”, “Rebels”), was essentially replaced by Sith inquisitors in the canon, many consider Starkiller one of the best characters in the franchise.

In Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars” TV shows, several popular characters have returned to Disney+. Previously, the animated characters Bo-Katan and Ahsoka Tano played minor roles in the second season of The Mandalorian, and the bounty hunter Kad Bane unexpectedly turned out to be a villain in The Boba Fett Book. Obi-Wan Kenobi continued this trend by showing the Grand Inquisitor in live action, showing the long-awaited return of the main character Ewan McGregor and Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader Hayden Christensen (not to mention Qui-Gon Jinn and Emperor Palpatine). As upcoming shows like “Andor” explore the era of the Galactic Empire, now is the time to give “Starkiller” a live-action interpretation.

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Digital creator Jason Benullo Design recently shared a fan poster of Bale in a hypothetical project “Starkiller” on Instagram. This new installment introduces the actor as Galen in the upcoming Disney+ series exploring the character’s position between light and darkness. Check it out below:

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After his recent foray into the Marvel cinematic universe with Thor: Love and Thunder, the 49-year-old actor may well continue working with Disney on his other high-profile franchise. Not only does Bale have a history with Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, he also once confirmed that he was in talks to shoot in the 2018 film Solo: Star Wars: Stories. In addition, Bale said that he is a big fan of “Star Wars” and hopes to work with Lucasfilm in the future.

Bale’s talent will undoubtedly benefit Star Wars. However, the role of Starkiller may not suit him. The best candidate for the role of Galen Marek is almost certainly Witwer himself, who, like Cameron Monaghan for Cal Kestis from Jedi: Fallen Order, voiced and voiced Starkiller in Force at Will. It seems unlikely that Lucasfilm will choose Bale instead of Witwer, as this will cause the anger of fans. On top of that, Starkiller’s power can irrevocably break the canon. While that doesn’t mean Disney will never bring the character into live action, if Bale is talking to Lucasfilm, it’s most likely not about playing a Starkiller.