It’s been a pretty quiet, and depressing week, due to the continuing coronavirus outbreak, but here’s some awesome news that’ll surely put a smile on your face!
SlashFilm is reporting that a fan-favourite dream-casting has come true! Rosario Dawson, best known for her roles in Marvel/Netflix series’ Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist, as well as in Unstoppable and Kids, has been cast as Ahsoka Tano in season 2 of The Mandalorian.
The character debuted as a protagonist of the 2008 animated film Star Wars: The Clone Wars and the subsequent TV series. Ahsoka reappears in Star Wars Rebels, appearing in its second and fourth season. Ahsoka is also the main character of the eponymous novel Star Wars: Ahsoka and is featured in other Star Wars media, including a subtle voice cameo in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Ahsoka’s role in the live-action Star Wars series was not confirmed, but we can speculate as to how she might factor in to Din Djarin’s (Pedro Pascal) story.
SPOILERS FOR THE MANDALORIAN AND STAR WARS: REBELS BELOW:
As many Rebels fans know, Ahsoka ended the series on a journey with Sabine Wren to find lost Jedi Knight Ezra Bridger, who disappeared before the events of A New Hope.
Also important to note is that the Darksaber that Sabine had at the end of Rebels, is now in the possession of The Mandalorian’s Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito). Of course, this means that at some point after the events of Rebels, Sabine lost it to him, and since Ahsoka was with her during this time, it’s safe to assume that Gideon has crossed paths with both women.
What’s also interesting is that a rumored sequel series to Star Wars: Rebels is in development. While Disney has yet to confirm, it was speculated that Ahsoka’s story with Sabine would continue in this series, and that Ezra’s fate would be revealed here. Could this happen in The Mandalorian