While Star Wars: The Clone Wars is currently wrapping up its seven season run on Disney+, fans are already looking ahead to The Mandalorian season 2. Earlier this year, reports emerged that Rosario Dawson will portray The Clone Wars‘ Ahsoka Tano in The Mandalorian‘s second season. Dawson refused to confirm or deny the report last month. However, she did seem eager to announce the news.
In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, executive producer Dave Filoni also played coy about Ahoska’s live-action appearance.
“All those rumors!,” exclaimed Filoni. “Over the years people have always asked me about that character and potential live-action possibilities. It’s a real credit to the animation team and everybody that’s been involved with [Ahoska] over the years to make a character that fans say, ‘Hey, that would be great. We would want to see that.’ And the debates that surround that.”
“When we started in 2008 giving Anakin Skywalker a young Padawan wasn’t at top of mind for a lot of people,” added Filoni. “It seemed a bit out of left field and risky. George [Lucas] always knew that it would work if we did it the right way. The great thing about the character is she’s proved herself and earned her place among the Star Wars leads out there. So whatever the future holds, who knows? But for now, we’ll get to see this ending of Clone Wars and see how that goes.”
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Filoni added that The Mandalorian‘s first season “was a great learning experience, working with a great team of people, working with Jon [Favreau]. I’ve applied what I’ve learned into the second season to the best of my abilities. And I think everything is getting better and better…We’re looking forward to sharing it with everybody when we’re finished.”
The series finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars will hit Disney+ on Friday, May 8. Diseny+ will release The Mandalorian season 2 in October.
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