Rosario Dawson might be becoming a member of season 2 of The Mandalorian for Disney Plus, the place she’ll reportedly be enjoying fan-favorite character Ashoka Tano, in keeping with a report from SlashFilm.
inally one thing to get enthusiastic about: Rosario Dawson has been solid in Season 2 of Disney+’s “The Mandalorian.”
Dawson, 40, will visitor star as Ahsoka Tano, Variety confirmed. In the animated “Star Wars” collection “The Clone Wars,” the character is Anakin Skywalker’s former apprentice. The function has been voiced by Ashley Eckstein and is a favourite amongst true “Star Wars” followers.
Season 2 of “The Mandalorian” is slated to drop on Disney+ this fall. The live-action present’s creator Jon Favreau additionally 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 together with his character fleeing to search out the house planet of a creature now colloquially generally known as Baby Yoda — the present’s most endearing and viral export.
Timeline-wise, it’s unknown how Dawson’s character will match into the storyline. However, “The Clone Wars,” which options Ahsoka closely, takes place earlier than “The Mandalorian” plot begins.
The transfer marks essentially the most overt hyperlink between Disney’s in style animated Star Wars TV reveals — which embrace Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels, each of which function Tano as a personality — and its live-action efforts. Tano (voiced by Ashley Eckstein on the animated reveals) lately returned to The Clone Wars within the presently airing seventh season of the present, which was resurrected as a Disney Plus unique. Tano making the bounce from animated to dwell motion can be the most important shift within the franchise since General Grievous (who debuted within the 2D animated Clone Wars collection from Genndy Tartakovsky).
Tano was launched to the Star Wars universe in 2008 as Anakin Skywalker’s Jedi apprentice within the spinoff Star Wars: The Clone Wars film that additionally served as a backdoor pilot for the TV collection. Despite the recognition of the character, she’s by no means appeared within the extra critical live-action iterations of the franchise (apart from a voice-over cameo in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker).
It’s becoming that Tano would make her live-action debut in The Mandalorian, provided that Dave Filoni — who co-created the character — can be a author, producer, and director for The Mandalorian. And Dawson looks like the proper option to painting the character — she had even tweeted her interest in response to a fan suggesting the thought on Twitter in 2017.
Disney has already stated that The Mandalorian season 2 might be arriving on Disney Plus this October, assuming there aren’t any delays resulting from manufacturing shutdowns attributable to the novel coronavirus.