Disney Solidifies Ahsoka Tano Spinoff With Rosario Dawson Eager Staying #1

In “Ahsoka,” Rosario Dawson will star as Ahsoka Tano, having recently made her debut as the heroine in The Mandalorian.

There will actually be two spinoffs of the Mandalorian series by Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni. The above mentioned and The Rangers of the New Republic. On Disney Investor Day today, Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy revealed the news, and she expects one of the series to hit Disney+ next Christmas. That’s when she said the Mandalorian flagship will start its own season 3.

Several creative industry peeps, including The Last Jedi” director Rian Johnson, Marvel Studio chief Kevin Feige, “Thor: Ragnarok” director Taika Waititi and “Sleight” director J.D., are related to the production of various “Star Wars” feature projects. Dillard with writer Matt Owens of “Luke Cage.”

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© Rosario Dawson is Ahsoka Tano in THE MANDALORIAN season twoFRANCOIS DUHAMEL

When asked about her role as the first female lead Jedi in Star Wars she said this:

 I found it so fascinating that there was this whole other world that existed in the animated series, and this young girl was the heart of that space. I had a particular kind of interest in her and in that character because when I first started acting at 15, I did this movie, Kids, and I got paid like $1,000 to work on it. When the movie came out, I decided at 16 that I wanted to continue pursuing acting. My dad’s mom said, “Well, if you’re going to do that, and you’re 16 years old, then you need to study acting,” and put me in Strasberg. And it happened to be that summer when Hayden Christensen was in—we had the same class.

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No telling if Grogu will make appearances in the spinoff. The Child has become the hit of the internet. Then came along Dawson who took the fandom by surprise and has caused more people to watch the Disney+ series.

The Ahsoka Tano show, according to Disney’s announcement, is scheduled to debut sometime in 2022.

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