Slahfilm has just reported that fan-favorite, Rosario Dawson will indeed portray Ahsoka Tano fromThe Clone Wars animated series. She set to debut in season two of The Mandalorian.
Dawson has been a fan favorite for the role for a while now, even acknowledging the role from several fan casts.
The co-creator of Ahsoka, Dave Filoni, is now a writer, producer and director for The Mandalorian: Filoni made is directorial debut last year for the Disney+ series and is confirmed to be coming back for the second season.
Slashfilm reached out to Lucasfilm and Dawson’s reps; however, they received no response.
Ashoka first appeared in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars movie and the TV series that followed. She has had a very complicated story, along with assertion and heartbreak. As I said before, she was once the padawan of Anakin Skywalker, who himself, wasn’t ready for a learner. As time goes by, the two become inseparable. Later on in the series she was framed for murder and decides to leave the Jedi Order indefinitely.
Fast forward to Star Wars: Rebels, she has grown exponentially in the ways of the force and helps out the Rebel Alliance; however, she hides her identity due to the Jedi being outlawed. As we get further into the series she had believed Anakin had died in the fall of the Jedi; however, she has a vision of Anakin blaming her for his fall to the dark side. She eventually comes to find Anakin, who is now Darth Vader, and duels him. After the events of Rebels not much is know about her whereabouts.
Season two of The Mandalorian is currently in production with Jon Favreau returning as Showrunner and stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers (who will also direct some episodes), Giancarlo Esposito, and Emily Swallows all set to return. WWE superstar Sasha Banks has also joined the cast in a currently unknown role. There are also reports that Bryce Dallas Howard returning to direct some episodes but that has yet to be confirmed.
Season two of The Mandalorian will make its return to Disney+ this October. You can stream season one on Disney+ now.