Rosario Dawson could be changing into a member of season 2 of The Mandalorian for Disney Plus, the place she’ll reportedly be having fun with fan-favorite character Ashoka Tano, consistent with a report from SlashFilm.
inally one factor to get obsessed with: Rosario Dawson has been strong in Season 2 of Disney+’s “The Mandalorian.”
Dawson, 40, will customer star as Ahsoka Tano, Selection confirmed. Within the animated “Star Wars” assortment “The Clone Wars,” the character is Anakin Skywalker’s former apprentice. The operate has been voiced by Ashley Eckstein and is a favorite amongst true “Star Wars” followers.
Season 2 of “The Mandalorian” is slated to drop on Disney+ this fall. The live-action current’s creator Jon Favreau moreover shared that Carl Weathers, who performs Greef Carga in “The Mandalorian,” is about to direct an episode of the second season.
The first season, which stars Pedro Pascal as a helmeted bounty hunter, ended collectively together with his character fleeing to go looking out the home planet of a creature now colloquially commonly known as Child Yoda — the current’s most lovable and viral export.
Timeline-wise, it’s unknown how Dawson’s character will match into the storyline. Nonetheless, “The Clone Wars,” which choices Ahsoka carefully, takes place sooner than “The Mandalorian” plot begins.
The switch marks basically probably the most overt hyperlink between Disney’s in fashion animated Star Wars TV reveals — which embrace Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels, every of which operate Tano as a character — and its live-action efforts. Tano (voiced by Ashley Eckstein on the animated reveals) currently returned to The Clone Wars throughout the presently airing seventh season of the current, which was resurrected as a Disney Plus distinctive. Tano making the bounce from animated to dwell movement could be a very powerful shift throughout the franchise since Normal Grievous (who debuted throughout the 2D animated Clone Wars assortment from Genndy Tartakovsky).
Tano was launched to the Star Wars universe in 2008 as Anakin Skywalker’s Jedi apprentice throughout the spinoff Star Wars: The Clone Wars movie that moreover served as a backdoor pilot for the TV assortment. Regardless of the popularity of the character, she’s not at all appeared throughout the additional vital live-action iterations of the franchise (aside from a voice-over cameo in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker).
It’s changing into that Tano would make her live-action debut in The Mandalorian, offered that Dave Filoni — who co-created the character — is usually a writer, producer, and director for The Mandalorian. And Dawson appears to be like like the correct choice to portray the character — she had even tweeted her curiosity in response to a fan suggesting the thought on Twitter in 2017.
Disney has already said that The Mandalorian season 2 could be arriving on Disney Plus this October, assuming there aren’t any delays ensuing from manufacturing shutdowns attributable to the novel coronavirus.