Disney+ is debuting a first look at Rosario Dawson as former Jedi Padawan Ahsoka Tano in the upcoming Lucasfilm-produced Star Wars series, Ahsoka.
Disney+ has unveiled the first look at Rosario Dawson’s long-awaited return to a galaxy far, far away.
The first look comes courtesy of a recently released Tom Hiddleston-narrated video that teases the streamer’s upcoming 2023 schedule, which includes new seasons of both Loki and The Mandalorian. However, the continued adventures of Din Djarin and Grogu will not be the only ones Star Wars that the fans will be treated to next year. The spinoff series Ahsoka will also debut on Disney+, with fans getting a first look at Dawson’s former Jedi Padawan Ahsoka Tano in the 30-second video.
Who is Ahsoka Tano?
Ahsoka Tano was co-created by George Lucas and Dave Filoni and debuted in 2008 Clone Wars animated film as a 14-year-old padawan to Anakin Skywalker. Initially disliked by most critics and fans, the character eventually became a fan favorite in the Star Wars universe after further development was done to make her a more three-dimensional character. Ashley Eckstein has voiced the character in all animated appearances and a small vocal cameo in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
Rosario Dawson was cast as the live-action version of Ahsoka for The Mandalorian, first appeared as the character in Season 2, Episode 5, “The Jedi.” She reversed the role for The Book of Boba Fett Season 1, Episode 6, “From the Desert Comes a Stranger,” before her starring role in Ahsokawhich was announced by Lucasfilm in December 2020. While plot details are still scarce for Ahsokaseveral sources close to production have stated that the Disney+ series will serve as a spiritual continuation of the animated series Star Wars Rebels. Despite the cast and crew behind it Ahsoka refutes these claims, the forthcoming Star Wars the project will contain several Star Wars Rebels characters and continue unresolved plot lines from the animated series such as the whereabouts of Thrawn and Ezra.
Joining Dawson as Ahsoka in the series is Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader, with Eman Esfandi and Natasha Liu Bordizzo cast as the live-action versions of Rebels the characters Ezra Bridger and Sabine Wren. Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Ivanna Sakhno have also been cast in undisclosed roles while Ray Stevenson will play a villainous admiral in the series who is not Thrawn. Rebels The characters Hera Syndulla and Chopper will also appear in the series, although it is currently unknown who will play them in live-action.
Ahsoka will premiere on Disney+ in 2023.