“Ahsoka” just began filming last week at Manhattan Beach Studios and is expected to wrap in November. According to a new report from Vanity Fair, it looks like the series is still expected to premiere on Disney+ in 2023 although a more definitive date was not revealed.
Rosario Dawson will be reprising her role as Ahsoka in the limited series who we last saw in Season 2 of The Mandalorian and in Chapter 6 of The Book of Boba Fett. Reports have confirmed that Natasha Liu Bordizzo will portray Sabine Wren and Ivanna Sakhno will play a newly created character reportedly named Astrid. Mary Elizabeth Winstead has also been cast in an undisclosed role. Additionally, Hayden Christensen is rumored to reprise his role as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader in the upcoming series. How Christensen’s character will fit into the show remains to be seen since the events are set to take place 5 years after Return of the Jedi. Additionally, Ray Stevenson (Vikings) recently joined the cast. THR reports that “he is a villain in the series and will play an admiral … although, not Thrawn.”
Insider Daniel Richtman previously revealed the following logline and synopsis for the series:
In “Ahsoka” Tano (Rosario Dawson) is on the hunt for the evil Grand Admiral Thrawn in the hope it will help her locate the missing Ezra Bridger, the young Jedi that disappeared with Thrawn many years ago. Based on characters from the “Star Wars” franchise. A spinoff of the TV series “The Mandalorian.”
”Rumors have suggested that Mena Massoud (Aladdin) had reportedly been cast to play Bridger and Lars Mikkelsen has been linked to the role of Thrawn however nothing has been confirmed so far. The Clone Wars character Barriss Offee has also been rumored to appear in the series.
Peter Ramsey will reportedly direct at least one episode of Disney+’s upcoming “Ahsoka” series. Ramsey is the first Black filmmaker to win the animated feature Oscar as co-director of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
Dave Filoni is attached to write the show and is exec producing with Jon Favreau.
It was previously believed that “Ahsoka” would launch on Disney+ in spring 2023.
Source: Vanity Fair
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