Friday, March 20, 2020

Report: Rosario Dawson To Play Ahsoka Tano In Season Two Of 'The Mandalorian'

By: Dominic Jones

On the same day Ahsoka Tano returned in animated form to our screens in the new episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, we have learned that she'll soon be making her live action debut! /Film is reporting today that the character will appear in the upcoming second season of The Mandalorian, currently slated to debut on Disney+ in October 2020, and that she will be played by actress Rosario Dawson.  The news has since been confirmed by Variety, though representatives for Lucasfilm and Dawson have not yet commented on it. 

Dawson had previously expressed interest in playing Ahsoka in live action back in 2017, when she responded to a fan tweet suggesting her for the part with "Ummmm... yes please?! #AhsokaLives".  Her previous credits include roles in the Marvel Netflix series' Daredevil, Luke Cage, and The Defenders, as well as the films Sin City, Rent, and Top Five.

Ahsoka Tano first appeared in the 2008 feature film debut of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and then went on to appear in the series which ran on Cartoon Network from 2008-2013 with additional seasons being released on Netflix in 2014 and Disney+ in 2020.  She also appeared in several episodes of the follow up animated series Star Wars Rebels.  She can also be heard amongst the voices of the Jedi of the past in The Rise of Skywalker, telling Rey to rise and embrace the light during her climactic confrontation with Darth Sidious.  She can currently be seen in the final eight episodes of The Clone Wars, being released weekly on Disney+.

The character has been voiced in all previous appearances by Ashley Eckstein.  Eckstein has been a terrific Star Wars ambassador over the years, appearing at countless conventions (including Star Wars Celebration) to meet fans, and launching her own company, Her Universe, which made Star Wars and other geek franchise fashion for women and girls. 

As for what role Ahsoka could play in season two of The Mandalorian, season one ended with Din Djarin (the titular Mandalorian) learning from The Armorer that he needed to return "the child" (aka Baby Yoda) to "his people" which he takes to mean the Jedi.  And while Ahsoka claimed in Rebels that she's "no Jedi", in the post-Return of the Jedi era she may be the closest thing to a Jedi (other than Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa).  Perhaps Din will encounter Ahsoka and she could help him train Baby Yoda in the ways of the Force in season two.  But all that is just speculation at the point.

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