Before Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm, there were no concrete plans for more Star Wars movies. The only Star Wars project George Lucas was working on was The Clone Wars animated series. The Clone Wars introduced a young Ahsoka Tano as the padawan of Anakin Skywalker between Episode II and Episode III. Not all fans were on board with her introduction, since there is no explicit mention of Anakin having a padawan during the events of Revenge of the Sith, but as the story unfolded, more and more fans came to embrace Ahsoka’s role in the Star Wars saga.
Despite her humble beginnings (and initial rejection by some fans), Ahsoka Tano has become one of the most popular characters in the whole Star Wars franchise, even though she’s never even appeared in live-action. Since none of her backstory is explicitly touched on in any of the existing movies, it may seem like there are a few obstacles to presenting her to general audiences who haven’t watched The Clone Wars or Star Wars Rebels. However, Lucasfilm was willing to use Saw Gerrera in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, so is there room for Ahsoka to make a live-action appearance too?
If the former padawan of Anakin Skywalker ever does break out of the animated world, there’s at least one actress who’s already voiced an enthusiasm to play the Togruta former Jedi: Rosario Dawson. In response to a tweet sent to the fan artist BossLogic proposing the Daredevil actress for Ahsoka, Dawson let her Star Wars geek flag fly, including the hashtag #AhsokaLives:
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