Star Wars: The Clone Wars Creator Addresses Ahsoka in The Mandalorian Rumors

Credit: Lucasfilm

Credit: Lucasfilm

It's been over a month since rumors about Ahsoka Tano's live-action debut in Star Wars: The Mandalorian have surfaced. A few reputable sources claim that Rosario Dawson is already set to play the role, but Lucasfilm hasn't confirmed it yet. Now, The Clone Wars creator and The Mandalorian executive producer weighs in on those casting rumors.

"All those rumors!" Filoni told Entertainment Weekly. "Over the years people have always asked me about that character and potential live-action possibilities."

He further shares his thoughts on the rumors by pointing out his appreciation and enthusiasm for the character and the fans' who are looking forward to Ahsoka's live-action debut. "It's a real credit to the animation team," Filoni added. "And everybody that's been involved with her over the years to make a character that fans say, 'Hey, that would be great. We would want to see that.' And the debates that surround that."

Filoni recalled that when they gave Anakin Skywalker a young Padawan in the form of Ahsoka, they thought it was "a bit out of left field and risky." However, he says George Lucas "knew that it would work" if they did it "the right way."

He also says it's "great" that Ahsoka has "proved herself and earned her place" amongst the popular characters from the galaxy far, far away. "So whatever the future holds, who knows?" Filoni said. "But for now, we'll get to see this ending of Clone Wars and see how that goes."

Unfortunately, Filoni neither confirmed or debunked the rumors but fans are still hopeful for her debut in the first Star Wars live-action series. Rosario Dawson played coy about the rumors too, saying that she'll be "very happy" if it were to be confirmed, pointing out that it'll be because of the fans if it actually happens.

The closest that Ahsoka has gotten to a live-action appearance is a vocal cameo in The Rise of Skywalker, voiced by Ashley Eckstein. Fans are still looking forward to her live-action debut, but for now, fans can look forward to what happens to Ahsoka in The Clone Wars finale, to be released on May 4th.

The Mandalorian Season 2 is set to arrive on Disney+ this October.

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