1:36 pm EDT, March 20, 2020

Rosario Dawson cast as Ahsoka Tano in ‘The Mandalorian’ season 2

Ahsoka Tano is reportedly coming to live-action in The Mandalorian season 2!

Slashfilm.com reports that Rosario Dawson will join the Disney+ series in the role of animated Star Wars character Ahsoka Tano.

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Once the padawan and friend of Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka was created for The Clone Wars animated series by George Lucas’ protege Dave Filoni. Ahsoka’s growth through that series, from a young idealistic padawan to wise non-Jedi Force user, made her an enduring favorite among fans.

Ahsoka’s journey continued in Star Wars Rebels as she became a covert leader of the Resistance. The Togruta has also featured in several other Star Wars stories, but a voice cameo from actress Ashley Eckstein in The Rise of Skywalker is the closest she has come to a live-action appearance.

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Rosario Dawson is well-known for her work in TV and film, including nerd-friendly properties like Marvel’s Daredevil. While the role of Ahsoka would require serious prosthetics, this complex, world-weary, and yet hopeful character would be a meaty challenge for any actor.

The addition of Ahsoka to The Mandalorian season 2 also offers the potential that more animated characters might appear in the live action series. The final episode of the first season already featured a prominent prop from The Clone Wars in the Dark Saber, and fans can now hope that characters like Star Wars Rebels’ Sabine Wren (herself a Mandalorian) and other favorites might appear in the flesh.

The Mandalorian season 2 has reportedly completed production, and is set for release on Disney+ next fall. The show stars Pedro Pascal as the titular Mandalorian, as well as Carl Weathers, Gina Carano, and Giancarlo Esposito.

And Baby Yoda. Can’t forget Baby Yoda.

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