Rosario Dawson Cast As Ahsoka Tano In ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2
I’d initially avoiding posting this news until there was some confirmation, but it seems that ‘Daredevil’ star Rosario Dawson will be playing Ahsoka Tano in ‘The Mandalorian‘ Season 2.
Ahsoka Tano was Jedi Padawan to Anakin Skywalker, and first appeared in 2008 ‘The Clone Wars’ series. The character was one of the few Jedi to survive “Order 66”, and later appeared in ‘Star Wars Rebels’. She was last seen at the end of that series, joining up with Sabine Wren in search of fellow Jedi & rebel, Ezra Bridger, who vanished during the liberation of his homeworld, Lothal. Dawson taking on the role will be the first time Ahsoka has appeared in live-action.
Rosario Dawson is a well-known face (and voice) to geek fans, having played Claire Temple across the (sadly now defunct) Marvel/Netflix ‘Defenders’ franchise, and voicing Wonder Woman in a number of DC’s animated movies. She also appeared in ‘Jane the Virgin’, ‘Sin City’, ‘Men in Black II’, ‘Death Proof’ and a number of Kevin Smith movies. Most recently, she has been starring in the wonderfully strange ‘Briarpatch’ from Andy Greenwald (‘Legion’) and Sam Esmail (‘Mr Robot’).
‘The Mandalorian’ Season 1 officially launches in the UK with the arrival of Disney+ on Tuesday, 24th March 2020… Although, Disney has taken the monumentally infuriating decision to only release episodes 1 & 2 on that date, whilst putting out the rest of the series weekly… We presume this is to stop people only paying for Disney+ for the first month, binging on the series, then turning the service off, but… really, Disney?.. Come on…
Whilst Disney has not officially confirmed the casting of Dawson as Ahsoka, Variety are saying they have confirmed the news, so it would appear this is going to happen. It does beg the question, what is she doing with ‘The Mandalorian’, and could we also see a live-action Sabine or Ezra?
‘The Mandalorian’ Season 2 is currently scheduled to air in Autumn 2020. The series has finished filming, but there is obviously a stack of FX work and editing still to do. Hopefully, that can be done during the isolation caused by current events, and it will still make its launch window. We’ll let you know when we hear more.
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