Star Wars: Ahsoka Series Adds Birds of Prey's Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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The Star Wars Universe just got an awesome new addition. Birds of Prey star Mary Elizabeth Winstead has been confirmed to join the highly anticipated Ahsoka series that will focus on Rosario Dawson's The Mandalorian character. But who will the Kate actress play in the upcoming Disney+ spin-off show?

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Mary Elizabeth Winstead has been cast in Ahsoka. However, her role remains undisclosed so it is still unclear if she will be playing someone who has already been introduced in the Star Wars Universe or a completely new one created specifically for the Mandalorian spin-off series.

The casting is truly exciting news for those who are well aware of what Winstead can do. Before playing Huntress in Birds of Prey, she is well known for her roles in Scott Pilgrim vs The World, Live Free or Die Hard, 10 Cloverfield Lane, and Fargo. Joining Ahsoka would also mean that Winstead will be reunited with Rosario Dawson, who she previously worked with in Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof.

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But who will Mary Elizabeth Winstead play in Ahsoka? Fans are currently going nuts on Twitter hoping that she has been cast as Star Wars Rebels character Hera Syndulla. People are convinced that Winstead would absolutely rock in as Hera but it's important to point out that the character has not yet been confirmed to appear in the series. With that in mind, it is best to take this with a grain of salt.

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Ahsoka is currently expected to begin production in late January so Winstead's casting is excellent timing. Hopefully, we'll get to learn who she will be playing in the show soon.

The Ahsoka series will also bring back Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader. New cast members include Natasha Liu Bordizzo and Ivanna Sakhno. The Star Wars series has not yet been given an official release date. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.

Related: Star Wars: Ahsoka to Begin Filming Sooner Than Expected