After we heard the news that online fan-casting had, for once, come true, we just assumed that Rosario Dawson would be a major character in the upcoming second season of The Mandalorian.

Not so, it appears!  Although Moff Gideon, big bad and all round not very good guy, was seen wielding the legendary Dark Sabre, an item that was last in the possession of her friend Sabine Wren in Star Wars Rebels, she won’t be in every episode.

The Hollywood Reporter is indicating that this is not just a guest-starring slot.  Her presence is in fact a back-door pilot for an Ahsoka spin-off show.

Whether this would be a limited series, like the planned Obi-Wan Kenobi, show or a more extended run such as The Mandalorian and the upcoming Cassian Andor show with Diego Luna remains to be seen.

No comment is forthcoming from Dawson or Disney.

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