Cocaine Bear features a surprising Star Wars crossover people didn’t know they needed that would not have happened without Cocaine Bear’s plot.
There is one surprising Star Wars crossover in Cocaine Bear, one that could not have happened without this film. As the title suggests, Cocaine Bear is focused on a mountain bear who is under the influence of cocaine. As surreal as it may sound, Elizabeth Banks’ third movie as a director is loosely based on a true story that sees a bear ingesting cocaine falling from a plane. However, not everything in Cocaine Bear is linked to reality, as the amount of deaths the mountain bear causes in the film is one of the creative liberties Cocaine Bear takes with the story it is inspired by.
Set in Georgia, Cocaine Bear sees its titular character, the bear, encounter a lot of different characters throughout the movie, from hikers to cops and even the drug dealers themselves, who are after the cocaine the bear has ingested. As such, Cocaine Bear features an ensemble cast, all driven by different motives and reasons to be on the forest trail and face the bear’s drug-fueled rampage. Given the various ensemble present in Cocaine Bear, it is understandable that not everybody interacts with each other throughout the movie, but some key characters do share the screen.
Cocaine Bear Features 3 Actors From Disney’s Star Wars Era
In particular, three characters seen together on screen in Cocaine Bear share one exciting connection. Among the actors featured in Cocaine Bear, three of them are from Disney’s Star Wars Era. For example, Keri Russell, who plays Sari, a single mother trying to find her daughter in Cocaine Bear, was also Zorii Bliss in Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker. More recently, O’Seah Jackson Jr, Cocaine Bear’s Daveed, played Kawlan Roken in the miniseries Obi-Wan Kenobi. Similarly, Alden Ehrenreich was Han Solo in the video game Star Wars: Battlefront II and played Eddie in Cocaine Bear.
The ending of Cocaine Bear only leaves a few characters alive, including Sari, Daveed, and Eddie. While Daveed and Eddie have interacted throughout Cocaine Bear, they only meet Sari towards the end as she helps an injured Daveed, who has just been shot. Sari may be why Daveed survived in Cocaine Bear, thus making the connection between the three characters extremely significant. More interestingly, the audience has never seen these actors on the screen together, despite them all having a role in the Star Wars universe, as their respective characters have never, and may never, meet in Star Wars.
Will Keri Russell, Alden Ehrenreich & O’Shea Jackson Jr Ever Return To Star Wars?
As regards the future of Keri Russell, Alden Ehrenreich, and O’Shea Jackson Jr outside of Cocaine Bear, whether the audience will see them again in the Star Wars saga remains uncertain. Nothing is certain regarding the future of these characters in the Star Wars universe. While none of the three characters has been killed off, there is not a clear path that Zorii, Kawlan, and Han Solo can take if they ever re-appear on screen in the Star Wars universe. Moreover, Russell, Ehrenreich, and Jackson have all expressed their willingness to return to the Star Wars franchise if it makes sense for their character to do so.
Therefore, it seems that none oppose returning to the Star Wars universe. However, even if all three of them reprise their respective role in the Star Wars universe, it is unlikely that the three will meet again on-screen in a Star Wars product. Therefore, Cocaine Bear not only allows for an interesting crossover, but it also represents possibly the only way for these three to interact on screen, even if it is not related to the Star Wars franchise itself.
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