For me this isn’t so much an if as a when, but with this news article, I decided to start a thread for posterity:
Could Chloe Bennet jump from Marvel to Star Wars to play Doctor Aphra in an upcoming Disney+ show? Several sources are stating that she is is reportedly Lucasfilm’s number one choice for the role.
Ever since Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. drew to a close, there’s been a lot of speculation surrounding Chloe Bennet’s Quake making the jump over to the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s main continuity in an upcoming movie or TV show, with Secret Invasion being touted as the most likely destination.
However, we’ve now heard from our sources – the same ones who told us Ahsoka Tano would appear in The Mandalorian ‘s second run long before Rosario Dawson’s casting was announced – that Bennet could end up signing on to another major Disney property instead. According to our intel, the actress is reportedly Lucasfilm’s number one choice to play Doctor Aphra in a new Star Wars project.
Further details remain thin on the ground for now, but Aphra has been heavily linked with her own solo series on a number of occasions, which may or may not involve Darth Vader.
As always, until we get conformation from Disney\Lucasfilm take this with a pinch of salt, although we think Bennet would be the perfect choice for the role.