Re: New Casting and Story Rumors re: EPISODE VII
Thrawn is a no-win situation if he's in the film, because he'd be a source of endless debate among EU fans. He's inessential to everyone else, which is the vast majority of the audience, so why bother? There's just no reason to open up that can of worms, which is all he'd be.
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