‘Star Wars’ Fans Are Thrilled That A Fan-Favorite Character Is Reportedly Coming To ‘The Mandalorian’

Here’s some exciting news for Star Wars fans: Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker’s Jedi Padawan apprentice, is coming to The Mandalorian season two. Not only that, but according to Slashfilm, she’ll be played by Rosario Dawson, who also portrayed Claire Temple in numerous Marvel series on Netflix, including Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage. That streaming service/franchise-building experience will come in handy.

Ahsoka made her Star Wars debut in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, but because that movie isn’t any good, let’s pretend it was in the Clone Wars series, which aired for six seasons on Cartoon Network, one season on Netflix, and one season on Disney+. She’s also appeared in Star Wars Rebels, under the codename “Folcrum,” and her voice can be heard “speaking” to Rey in The Rise of Skywalker, along with fellow Jedis Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, Mace Windu, and Adi Gallia, among others.

As noted by Slashfilm, “In 2017, a fan tweeted at Rosario Dawson, asking her to appear in a Star Wars movie as Ahsoka, and the actress responded, ‘Ummmm… yes, please?! #AhsokaLives’ This tweet spurred groups of fans to campaign for her to play the role.” Dawson was even asked about the fan-casting on GMA, where she said, “It would be amazing!” Dreams do come true. (I’m going to shoot my shot and say I, too, would like to be in a Star Wars property. I expect to hear back from a casting director any minute.)

Star Wars fans are thrilled by the news.

The Mandalorian season two is set to premiere in October (for now).

(Via Slashfilm)