Between the weekly adrenaline rush that is Andor and the premiere of the new prequel series Tales of the Jedi this week, now seems to be a great time to be a Star Wars fan. That’s not even considering the fact that the third season of The Mandalorian is on the horizon. And after The Mandalorian ends, fans will have even more Star Wars content to consume next year in the form of the live-action Ahsoka Tano series.
During D23 you might recall both Cinelinx and The Hollywood Reporter revealing that the franchise had found its live-action Ezra Bridger, and that he would debut in the series. While the announcement has been all but confirmed by Lucasfilm, there’s a new rumor making the rounds offering some more promising information about the character’s future in the franchise.
According to industry insider Daniel RPK, not only will Eman Esfandi be appearing as Ezra Bridger in Ashoka. The actor is also apparently signed to lead his own live-action Star Wars show down the line too.
Now, while Daniel makes it clear that he doesn’t know if the show will be an outright live-action sequel to Star Wars: Rebels, he does emphasize that whatever story is told will be Ezra Bridger’s alone.
As always, because this is a rumor, we urge you to all take the following information with a grain of salt.
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Expected to take place five years after the events of Return of the Jedi, in Ahsoka, the titular character hunts for Grand Admiral Thrawn – the villain (or anti-hero?) who joined Star Wars canon from the “Expanded Universe” via Star Wars Rebels (and various canon and EU novels by beloved author Timothy Zahn). Anakin Skywalker’s former padawan, Ahsoka Tano, pursues the shifty Imperial holdout hoping it will help her locate the missing Ezra Bridger, the young Jedi that disappeared with Thrawn in the finale of Rebels.
In addition to Dawson, Hayden Christensen will return to the small screen as Darth Vader after his appearance in Obi-Wan Kenobi. Also joining the cast are Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, and Ivanna Sakhno, all in currently unknown roles.
Peter Ramsey (Into the Spider-Verse) is among those in the director’s chair. Developed by Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, in conjunction with their work on The Mandalorian, Ahsoka is expected to debut on Disney+ in 2023.
SOURCE: Daniel RPK