Dave Filoni describes an exciting writing process for a series

Since Rosario Dawson turned out to be a fan favorite character Ahsoka Tano in The Mandalorian season two, the internet was flooded with speculation about how Disney might use the character in future live-action works. During the Disney Investor Call 2020 last December, star wars to manage Kathleen Kennedy announced two mandalorian derived series: New Republic Rangers and yes, Ahsoka. Little is known about the upcoming series so far. However, in a recent interview with Empire, The Mandalorian co-creator and Ahsoka writer David Filoni gave a little insight into the scripting process.

In his own words:

“It’s exciting, I have to tell you. […] It’s something you’ve imagined doing for a very long time. And then it’s kind of surprising when you’re sitting there, and now you have to. […] I’ve thought about this adventure for Ahsoka for a long time, and it’s interesting to see how it has evolved. […] Years ago I never would have imagined that he came out of a branch of a tree that had something to do with a guy [like] Din Djarin, or a child who looks like Yoda. It’s a great lesson for me on how when you have other creatives like Jon Favreau, they can help bring dimension and depth to what you do.”

Ahsoka should take place as broad as possible mandalorian script. It’s interesting to hear that Filoni has had the plan for the show for years, and that the success of The Mandalorian opened the doors for the character moving onto the screen. That said, we’re not sure how much Grogu would accept being compared, again, to Yoda.

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RELATED: Hayden Christensen to Return as Anakin Skywalker in ‘Ahsoka’ Series

Last month, The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Hayden Christensen would appear in the series as Anakin Skywalker, though plot details for the show remain under wraps. It’s an exciting development, nonetheless, for the fan stronghold of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, in which Ahsoka was an Anakin’s Padawan while still a Jedi (and, you know, didn’t need a rebreather). You may have heard head-scratching in some subsections of the star wars fandom, however, as the timeline doesn’t seem to match: Ahsoka is supposed to be fixed five years after Return of the Jedi, so Skywalker – Darth Vadar, of course – should be long dead. Maybe he’ll be a force ghost, or something.


Ahsoka aims to start production in March 2022. There is currently no release date. Next month, however, will see the release of Boba Fett’s Bookalso on Disney+.


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