It was only a matter of time before they had to go backwards again. Seemingly unable to break free of its own historical gravity field, Star Wars is doomed.
Doomed to constantly dredge up past memories and serve them up in the hope that it will reach down the fans pants and tickle their nostalgia balls. Therefore it is with a sigh of inevitability that the news breaks about a fan favourite character from a Star Wars cartoon for children coming to the live action version of the universe.
Rosario Dawson has reportedly been cast as the live-action version of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels character Ahsoka Tano. She will appear in the upcoming second season of The Mandalorian for Disney+.
Slashfilm broke the story and have apparently confirmed this with a well-placed source.
The character was co-created by Dave Filoni, who is now a writer, producer and joint showrunner on The Mandalorian alongside Jon Favreau amd Michelle Rejwan. The trio are widely tipped to take over the running of the Star Wars franchise once Kathleen Kennedy’s failed tenure is brought to a close after an appropriate pause to make it appear that she has not been sidelined by Disney.
Ahsoka was Anakin Skywalker’s Jedi padawan apprentice in animated adventures, and her voice appears in Rise Of Skywalker as one of the Jedi calling out to Rey as she confronts Palpatine. She left the Jedi order prior to Order 66.
Slashfilm say Lucasfilm and Dawson have not responded to queries.