Disney+ 'Star Wars' spin-off series 'The Mandalorian' could give 'Clone Wars' hero Ahsoka Tano her live-action debut
Fans have been clamoring to see Ahsoka featured in a live-action film or series for a while now and there have been rumors about the same for years. Rosario Dawson ('Daredevil', 'Luke Cage') is one of the actors who has expressed interest in playing the role
A long time ago in a galaxy far far away, a young Force-sensitive was taken in by the Jedi Order. Over time, that young Force-sensitive proved herself a hero, playing a prominent part in the Clone Wars. Her name was Ahsoka Tano.
Since her introduction in the 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' animated series, Ahsoka (who is voiced by Ashley Eckstein in all her animated appearances) has become one of the most beloved characters in the 'Star Wars' franchise. Despite being a fan-favorite, Anakin Skywalker's former apprentice is yet to appear outside of the 'Star Wars' animated shows, her last appearance being in 'Star Wars: Rebels'.
Fans have been clamoring to see Ahsoka featured in a live-action film or series for a while now and there have been rumors about the same for years. Rosario Dawson ('Daredevil', 'Luke Cage') is one of the actors who has expressed interest in playing the role.
Now Ahsoka may finally have a chance to step out of the animated world thanks to Jon Favreau's upcoming spin-off series 'The Mandalorian'. Set five years after the fall of the Empire in 'Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi', the show will be following the adventures of a lone Mandalorian bounty hunter on the outskirts of the galaxy.
Dave Filoni, who was one of the co-creators of 'Rebels' and the supervising director of 'Clone Wars', is serving as part of the directorial team of 'The Mandalorian'. Filoni reportedly plans on bringing some of his animated characters into the show, which opens the door for Ahsoka to make her live-action debut.
“Having a character you wrote walk up and talk to you in full costume on a set that you imagined that was a wonderful thing,” Filoni told EW. Besides Filoni, Favreau has also revealed that 'The Mandalorian' will be bringing in elements from across the 'Star Wars' franchise including 'Clone Wars'.
“I don’t want to talk about anything that might be fun for people to discover,” he said. “We do have conversations. Part of what’s fun to see if we could merge the worlds of the original trilogy, the prequels, the sequels, The Clones Wars, and what’s been considered canon up to this point and what’s been considered part of Legends. I think this show offers an opportunity to bring in all those elements so no matter what your flavor of Star Wars ice cream you like, there will be something to enjoy. But you’re asking the right questions.”
The cast of the show includes Carl Weathers (‘Predator’), Werner Herzog (‘Grizzly Man’), Giancarlo Esposito (‘Breaking Bad’), Gina Carano (‘Deadpool’), Emily Swallow (‘Supernatural’), Omid Abtahi (‘American Gods’), Nick Nolte (‘Warrior’), Ming-Na Wen ('Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.') and Pedro Pascal ('Game of Thrones').
'The Mandalorian' will arrive on Disney+ November 12.