CM Punk Wants to Play Thrawn in Star Wars, Gives MCU Thoughts

Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Queensbury Pictures / Dark Sky Films
Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Queensbury Pictures / Dark Sky Films

Professional wrestling legend and actor CM Punk (Jakob’s Wife) did a question and answer session on his Twitter account today and revealed quite a few movie-related thoughts.

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When asked what character he would like to play in a Star Wars film, Phil Brooks had an easy answer. “Thrawn,” answered the former World Wrestling Entertainment Champion. If you’re not familiar with Grand Admiral Thrawn, the character is an alien Imperial officer. Originally introduced in the 1991 novel Heir to the Empire, Thrawn takes control of the Galactic Empire’s remaining forces five years after Return of the Jedi. More recently, and in current canon, he’s appeared in the Star Wars Rebels series and a trilogy of novels named after himself. He was also mentioned in The Mandalorian.

Punk, who has written several comics for Marvel, also gave his thoughts on some current happenings in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He gave a “big thumbs up” to The Falcon and The Winter Soldier, recommending the Disney+ show. He also was impressed with the most recent Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings trailer saying it “looks so good.”

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Finally, as far as movie questions go, Punk recommends Mortal Kombat over Godzilla vs. Kong.

As for his acting career, Punk is next set to appear as Ricky Rabies in the Starz series Heels featuring Stephen Amell.

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