Brie Larson has been pretty open about her desire to join the Star Wars franchise. The actress has been a big fan of the series and has been angling for a role in it ever since the series was acquired by Disney. There have been reports that she has been in discussion with Lucasfilm to play a fan-favorite character, Mara Jade, but nothing seems to have been made official just yet. Part of that might have to do with her salary interests. We decided to reach out to one of our trusted and proven insider sources to see if we could find out what Brie Larson might be asking when it comes to her payday for the Star Wars franchise, and we actually got a response back.
According to our source, Brie Larson is angling for a $20 million salary to appear in Star Wars. We were unable to confirm if this number is for appearing in a single Star Wars project or if this would cover a number of appearances across multiple projects. This could be a deal for appearing in one particular Star Wars series on Disney+ or it could cover her cost for being in a feature film. Or perhaps she is being considered to appear in multiple projects and this deal would cover a specific number of appearances. We don’t know the specifics of the deal, but our source is claiming that $20 million is what Brie Larson is asking to join the Star Wars franchise.
There is definitely a major game plan unfolding with the Star Wars franchise, and nabbing an actress like Brie Larson would go a long way in showcasing how serious Disney is taking the building of this universe. It is undeniable that Disney wants to shape the Star Wars brand into something resembling the success they created with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and nabbing actors from the Marvel Cinematic Universe seems like a good way to put that strategy into effect. It will demonstrate to audiences that the franchise is going to be getting bigger and bolder as more projects continue to unfold. It’s a similar tactic to what they did by casting Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano. And considering the success they saw from that decision, it sounds like they want to repeat that method.
Could Brie Larson even end up leaving the Marvel Cinematic Universe in favor of her role in the Star Wars franchise? Anything is possible at this point. We will have a better picture of what her future with Marvel will be after The Marvels releases. That movie looks to be taking some of the focus off Larson’s Carol Danvers and could be creating an opportunity for her to be less prominent in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the foreseeable future. This could be due to her desire to switch gears over to Star Wars.
Regardless of how this all shakes out, it seems clear that Brie Larson is going to do whatever it takes to be a part of the Star Wars universe. And she is also determined to be paid what she feels she is worth.