Ahsoka Tano is getting a live-action Star Wars series that will be streaming on Disney Plus. This show will be another in the long list of upcoming spin-off series for the fan-favorite sci-fi space drama franchise, but a new reports claims fans will have to wait a long time before Ahsoka is released.
Ahsoka Tano was introduced to Star Wars in the animated The Clone Wars film and TV series, in which she was voiced by Ashley Eckstein. Fans have been excessively asking for Ahsoka Tano to be brought into a live-action Star Wars show or movie because the character quickly grew to be loved by fans as they watched her go from a hot-headed, brash, immature Padawan into a calm, level-headed, and tactical Jedi master.
A report from Production Weekly indicates Ahsoka will begin filing in March 2022, just four months from now. The Bespin Bulletin is reporting that "Ahsoka will film up until the Fall of 2022 and is currently aiming to release around the Spring of 2023 exclusively on Disney+." Earlier reports have said that cameras will begin shooting in early 2022, while other series such as Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Mandalorian season 3, and Andor are already set for a Disney Plus release in 2022. Fans got to see the first-ever live-action incarnation of Ahsoka in the recent season of The Mandalorian. In the live-action Star Wars projects, Ahsoka Tano is played by Rosario Dawson, who will reprise her role for the character's solo series.
Ahsoka will continue Disney and Lucasfilm's growing roster of shows that stray away from the Skywalker saga of the main Star Wars films. For example, Star Wars: Visions brought the franchise into the anime world for the first time. Hopefully, Star Wars continues to explore more of its world and maybe focus on different eras in the timeline. There are plenty of stories with Darth Vader that can be explored and will tide fans over until Disney and Lucasfilm figure out how to continue the movie side of the franchise.
Unlike most of the other characters in Star Wars (with the exception of Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan, and Luke) fans don't really get to see Jedi characters who grow up from adolescence and reach their prime in adulthood. Ahsoka is the first nonhuman character who fans watched go through all the trials and tribulations of becoming a Jedi.
Ahsoka will also be the first live-action spin-off that only focuses on a Jedi. This will further develop her character and explain what she's been through during the moments that weren't shown to fans. Maybe this will inspire future spin-offs for other characters and a potential Sith Lord story.
Star Wars: Ahsoka will be released exclusively on Disney Plus.
Source: The Bespin Bulletin
Following the success of the first Jedi Fallen Order game, Ashley Eckstein has expresses interest in reprising her role as Ahsoka Tano in the sequel.