Friday 4 August 2023

Ahsoka awakens in Entertainment Weekly

Ahsoka begins this August on Disney+. The highly-anticipated Star Wars live-action spin-off series sees Rosario Dawson reprise the titular role of fan-favourite Ahsoka Tano from The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett.

Ahsoka is the cover story in Entertainment Weekly (EW). Since EW went digital-only, I miss receiving physical copies of Star Wars-related issues with the much-appreciated help of our US-based readers.

"I was literally doing jumping jacks," Dawson says with a laugh, speaking to EW in late June of her excitement. "I remember seeing Jon and Dave's faces, like, 'Ooh, did we make the right decision? She's a little bit… hyped fangirl.'"

Ahsoka was first introduced as Anakin Skywalker's Padawan in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Later, they would clash in Star Wars Rebels when Skywalker succumbs to the dark side of the Force and becomes Darth Vader. There are rumours Hayden Christensen will reprise the role of Anakin Skywalker as he did in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series.

Lucasfilm has dropped a new TV Spot.

Expectations are running high for this spin-off series from Dave Filoni that builds on decades of lore that began with Star Wars: The Clone Wars. After being successfully backed, the Star Wars HasLab The Ghost may meet all the stretch goals as a result. Like many fans, I'm hoping to populate the beloved spaceship, based on a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress cockpit and the conceptual art of Ralph McQuarrie from the original Star Wars trilogy, with the full crew from Star Wars Rebels.

Doctor Who fans (myself included) will be delighted David Tennant returns in the role of droid Huyang from Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

Ahsoka premieres with the first two episodes exclusively on Disney+ on 23rd August.

Are you looking forward to Ahsoka on Disney+? Let me know in the comments below.

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