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LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 08: (L-R) Chris Hewitt, John Favreau, Dave Filoni, Rosario Dawson onstage during the Ahsoka panel at the Star Wars Celebration 2023 in London at ExCel on April 08, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Kate Green/Getty Images for Disney)

The latest Star Wars series is mere days away and I’m as excited as a Bantha in heat!   Darth David here, Leias and Jedimen, with an update on Ahsoka…coming to Disney Plus on August 23rd   Starring Rosario Dawson in the title role…Ahsoka promises to be a very special show for hardcore fans of the Saga and casual fans alike.

Star Wars Celebration 2023 Studio Panel

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 07: Rosario Dawson attends the studio panel at Star Wars Celebration 2023 in London at ExCel on April 07, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images for Disney)

 

If you are unaware, Ahsoka first debuted in the excellent animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars.   The show gave fans some of the best Star Wars story-telling we’ve seen…expanding and enriching the already-vast Galaxy.   And Ahsoka was one of the most important characters on the show.

Premiere Of Warner Bros. "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" - Arrivals

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 10: Clone troopers and Jedi Padawan, Ahsoka Tano, pose at the Premiere Of Warner Bros. “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” on August 10, 2008 at the Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

 

She started as Anakin Skywalker’s Padawan (a student of an experienced Jedi).   Ahsoka was inexperienced at what it meant to truly be a Jedi Knight…but learned valuable lessons along the way.   Unfortunately, she left the Jedi Order (in Season Five) after she was wrongfully accused of being a traitor and bombing the Jedi Temple.

Star Wars Celebration 2023 Ahsoka Panel

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 08: Elliott Hansen (M) and Cospayers onstage ahead of the Ahsoka panel at the Star Wars Celebration 2023 in London at ExCel on April 08, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Kate Green/Getty Images for Disney)

 

Ahsoka made her next appearance in Star Wars: Rebels…another great animated show.   In that series, she confronted Darth Vader (whom she realized/learned that he was in fact Anakin Skywalker turned to the Dark Side).   She also visited the World Between Worlds in Season Four…and these seem to be important plot points for this upcoming series.

Star Wars Celebration 2023 Ahsoka Panel

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 08: (L-R) Chris Hewitt,John Favreau, Dave Filoni, Rosario Dawson onstage during the Ahsoka panel at the Star Wars Celebration 2023 in London at ExCel on April 08, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Kate Green/Getty Images for Disney)

 

Ahsoka made her first live-action appearance in The Mandalorian (Season Two, Episode Five)…and it was seriously cool.   The character looked great, was fleshed out, and seem to capture the same vibe as her animated self.   She then appeared in Episode Six of The Book Of Boba Fett alongside Grogu and Luke Skywalker.   Pretty cool stuff.

Star Wars Celebration 2023 Ahsoka Panel

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 08: John Favreau and Dave Filoni onstage during the Ahsoka panel at the Star Wars Celebration 2023 in London at ExCel on April 08, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Kate Green/Getty Images for Disney)

All in all…this show has huge potential.   Dave Filoni, the co-creator of the character (along with George Lucas himself), says that he intends to take the Ahsoka series and begin weaving the other “Mandoverse” shows together to make an epic, MCU-style, connected story-telling.   And I think he could pull it off.   Check out the clips for Ahsoka below!

Premiere Of Warner Bros. "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" - Arrivals

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 10: Charlotte Thompson, Jett Lucas, Mellody Hobson, George Lucas, creator/exec producer and character from the movie Ahsoka Tano pose at the Premiere Of Warner Bros. “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” on August 10, 2008 at the Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

 

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