I’ve been thinking about this for a while, and a buddy of mine finally convinced me to post it, so here goes. Considering the announcements made on A Queen Was Born On April 20 Happy Birthday shirt experience in the MCU, a lot of people have been theorizing that Thrawn will essentially be the Star Wars equivalent of Thanos for the interconnected shows on Disney Plus. The thing is though, the goal of the MCU was all about slowly building up to the confrontation with Thanos and paying off all the arcs they set up for their main line of characters 10 years before that. We didn’t get Thanos until after we dealt with the situations in the first and then second phases of the MCU. I feel like this slow burn three phase approach is what we’re more likely to be getting with this chapter of Star Wars. So in that sense, Thrawn is more like our Loki than he is Thanos. We don’t have to pick and choose whether Thrawn is the main threat or a red herring for another villain, because I think the plan here is that we’re going to get Thrawn AND those larger threats that we’re interested in further down the line.