22 Jan 2021 11:32 AM +00:00 UTC

Star Wars: Lucasfilm Reportedly Replaces Cara Dune with Ahsoka Tano in The Mandalorian Art

Cara Dune has been an important part of The Mandalorian right from the start. However, it looks like Lucasfilm is trying to put the focus on a different female character who appeared in the Star Wars series.

An artist has just admitted that he was asked to replace Cara with Ahsoka Tano in an artwork they had created for The Mandalorian.

Mark Raats had previously posted a fantastic artwork commissioned by Disney and Lucasfilm on his Twitter account. The illustration depicts Ahsoka and Greef Karga as well as Moff Gideon and Morgan Elsbeth flanking Mando and Baby Yoda.

It's a gorgeous painting on its own but Raats recently confirmed in a tweet that Ahsoka wasn't the original character who was supposed to appear in the artwork.

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"After the overwhelmingly successful debut of @rosariodawson's character, Lucasfilm asked me to replace Cara Dune with Ahsoka Tano," Raats wrote in the now-deleted tweet which revealed how he had erased Cara and painstakingly added the former Jedi.

It's an interesting change that immediately had Star Wars fans talking. Some were quick to point out that Lucasfilm may have opted for Ahsoka in an effort to distance themselves from Gina Carano, who has recently experienced backlash for her controversial social media presences.

For now, it is unclear why Lucasfilm decided against Cara being featured in the Mandalorian artwork. However, there is a possibility that they are hoping to hype up the upcoming Ahsoka Tano series that will air on Disney+. This would be a wise move since most fans are already excited about the show.

All episodes of The Mandalorian Season 2 are currently streaming on Disney+. The third season has not yet been given an official release date but is expected to premiere by 2022.

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