Yeah. He just said they should have recast the big three and adapted the Thrawn trilogy instead of the movies we got.
I have to admit that i am not familiar with the Thrawn trilogy. The only Star Wars i am familiar with are the movies and some of the animated tv series.
I think they could have possibly used it as a basis for the trilogy, but adapted it to make more sense with the current lore (it was written before the prequels existed) and to accommodate the ages of the actors. But it would have needed to be modified to pass on the torch to a new generation....
I wouldn't mind seeing the Thrawn trilogy adapted to film. If it were to happen it would mostly likely have to be recast only if only because Harrison Ford was never to keen on coming back to begin with. And also because Carrie Fisher has sadly passed away.
I personally think that audiences would be fine with recasting the main characters. Obviously the original cast cannot play them forever, so I think there a little leeway will be given in that respect. I will add that it is the casting of Thrawn that needs to be spot on. Both because of the admiration fans have for the character and because he is the successor to Vader/Palpatine as the main villain of the series. If he fails the entire thing goes down with him.
As an aside, I have wondered if the adaptation could be done in an animated format, be it stylized like The Clone Wars cartoon, or realistic like the various video games. That way recasting may not be as much of a distraction as it would be in live action.
Anyway, given the current state of the franchise, I doubt any adaptation will happen. The fanbase is divided and a lot of them are jaded over the sequel trilogy. I also doubt that there will be much mainstream appeal for an adaptation of a novel.
Considering we went with Shapiro's idea to do the Thrawn trilogy instead of the sequels we did get? Would you keep the actor from Solo around?
Nah, the Thrawn trilogy already exists in its purest form. The time to have adapted it would have been shortly after Episode 6 had bowed out of theaters with the original trio. On the flip side, we all know the trilogy didn't exist at that time either so...