Zachary Levi is open to playing a Star Wars Legends character: Dash Rendar from Shadows of the Empire.
While engaging with his fans on Twitter, Zachary Levi was asked if there was a Star Wars character that he’d like to play if given the opportunity. He explained that he was open to the idea of playing the character of Dash Rendar from the LucasArts video game Shadows of the Empire. That game was set between the events of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Star Wars: Return of the Jedi; since Han Solo is frozen in carbonite in that time, Dash Rendar, the point-of-view character, had a pretty similar personality and role in the story.
You can read Zachary Levi’s Star Wars tweet below:
Dash Rendar. 💪 https://t.co/pdSE7CFLyi
— Zachary Levi (@ZacharyLevi) December 28, 2019
Since Shadows of the Empire is a non-canon story, Dash Rendar is not part of the official Star Wars universe, but that’s not stopping him from being integrated into the overall vision for Star Wars going forward. Legends character like Grand Admiral Thrawn have been integrated into the setting in spite of their non-canonical origins, but they’ve only been brought on to serve the story. Since the period between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi is largely unexplored, Dash Rendar could yet appear in that era.
Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher also appears as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for previous Star Wars films.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is now playing in theaters.
DC Universe Debuts ‘Doom Patrol’ Character Posters
Along with the premiere of the first teaser for Doom Patrol, DC Universe also debuted a collection of character posters for each of the members of perhaps the strangest team of characters to be adapted in live-action form for DC Comics.
In particular, these new character posters highlight Timothy Dalton's The Chief, Diane Guerrero's Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade's Cyborg, April Bowlby's Elasti-Woman, Matt Bomer's Negative Man and Brendan Fraser's Robotman. These posters each follow unique designs that reflect the nature of each character and tease unique personalities amongst the group as well.
You can start the gallery of new posters by clicking "Next".
Which of these Doom Patrol posters is your favorite? Are you excited to see what the cast brings to these roles? Sound off in the comments below, and be sure to continue following Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news in the DC Universe.
Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcast Super Heroes which includes: Matt Bomer as Larry Trainor/Negative Man, Brendan Fraser as Cliff Steele/Robotman, April Bowlby as Elasti-Woman, Diane Guerrero as Crazy Jane, Joivan Wade as Victor Stone/Cyborg and Timothy Dalton as Dr. Niles Caulder/The Chief.
Here is the synopsis for the show:
“Doom Patrol will find the reluctant heroes in a place they never expected to be, called to action by Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse, but with a warning that is hard to ignore: their lives will never, ever be the same.”
Doom Patrol will premiere on February 15, 2019 exclusively on DC Universe.