Yesterday was basically the equal of a post-Dying Star destruction Ewok occasion within the Star Was neighborhood as followers had been delighted to see a fan favourite character, Ahsoka Tano, realized onscreen in The Mandalorian for the primary time outdoors of Dave Filoni’s animated reveals.
Ahsoka, performed by Rosario Dawson, was an unequivocal hit amongst followers, and little question that’s actual what Disney was relying on.
It stays unclear if we are going to see Ahsoka once more in The Mandalorian itself. She appears to be preoccupied together with her personal issues, pursuing Grand Admiral Thrawn (one other name-drop that prompted Star Wars followers to freak out) whereas Mando and Child Yoda, sorry, Grogu, at the moment are heading in a brand new path.
In fact, I imagine that is all resulting in a long-running idea I’ve had, that Ahsoka was at all times meant to be a visitor star in Mando then leap into her personal spin-off collection, one which we will pray to god will probably be run by Dave Filoni, like The Mandalorian is run by Jon Favreau.
All the celebrities are aligned for this to occur. First, we’ve this quote from Bob Iger spelling out that Mando can be introducing new characters meant for spin-offs, and if that’s not Ahsoka, then who?
“The priority in the next few years is television with The Mandalorian season 2 coming in October, and then more coming from The Mandalorian thereafter, including the possibility of infusing it with more characters and the possibility of taking those characters in their own direction in terms of series.”
Then we’ve the casting of Rosario Dawson, a really well-known actress, to play Ahsoka, an enormous fan favourite character. These two issues mixed do not likely add as much as “one-off guest star” on The Mandalorian, and I imagine the intention from the second they stated they had been going to introduce her was to provide her a spin-off.
The Thrawn angle looks as if a storyline for her present, not The Mandalorian. I imagine we are going to see Bo-Katan return and a storyline involving Mandalore, given her connection to Moff Gideon, who’s the principle villain of The Mandalorian. All of that ties collectively.
Whereas Thrawn may very well be pulling Gideon’s strings, I imagine that he’s being saved for Ahsoka’s present, and it’s attainable she continues to be persevering with her seek for fellow Jedi Ezra Bridger with Sabine from Rebels, the place each of these characters may seem on her present in live-action kind as properly.
Giving this collection to Filoni is clearly a simple name. We all know that he’s doing a “Bad Batch” animated collection for Disney Plus, but it surely’s onerous to think about an Ahoska collection not being his child. These days, there have been requires Favreau and Filoni to basically begin directing the total Star Wars universe because the ups and downs of the final 5 theatrical movies fade, whereas The Mandalorian is delighting followers each week.
My guess is that we received’t hear Disney announce an Ahsoka collection till this season of The Mandalorian is ended. We even have a restricted collection about Obi-Wan coming, together with a present starring Rogue One’s Cassian Andor. However an Ahsoka collection would most likely get folks extra hyped than both of these.
I don’t know what surprises the final three episodes of The Mandalorian have in retailer, and I’m essentially the most inquisitive about Ahsoka saying that one other Jedi would possibly present as much as assist Grogu along with his pressure journey, as we are actually working out of attainable alive Jedi on this universe. It’s going to be fairly a finale, I think about. And fairly a day after they lastly do announce an Ahsoka spin-off, which they’d be loopy to not.
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