Published: Tue, March 24, 2020
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

'The Mandalorian' Season 2: What Ahsoka's Return Means For The Story

'The Mandalorian' Season 2: What Ahsoka's Return Means For The Story

Rosario Dawson has reportedly been cast as the live-action version of Jedi padawan Ahsoka Tano in season two of "The Mandalorian" on Disney Plus.

Until 2017, most of the major female characters had been visibly played by Caucasian women: Fisher, Natalie Portman, Ridley and Felicity Jones were the white, brunette, female faces of the franchise while Lupito Nyong's black body was hidden behind CGI as Maz Kanata. Tano was first introduced in Clone Wars in 2008, and has also appeared in tie-in comic books and novels.

With the arrival of Disney+ in the United Kingdom comes yet more journeys to a galaxy far, far away, and it's exactly the sort of escapism we need right now. Instead, Clone Wars was (and continues to be) delivered in a few different formats - but generally inside the modern 3D animation realm. We've had a long time of spin-off novels, visible dictionaries, alien, spaceship and weapon guides, and numerous tales in books, comics, TV reveals and (after all) the movies filling in nearly each nook of that far, distant galaxy.

Since The Mandalorian series takes place around five years after the Return of the Jedi, we think that Ahsoka might still be with Sabine, pushing with her mission. Of course that series is - as of 2020 - back in business for another season, so she MIGHT pop up again there, but we'll see. However lots of them could be present in The Clone Wars, Rebels, and now The Mandalorian.

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There are also chances that we might have to see some delay in Star Wars' The Mandalorian's next season.

Star Wars has a long way to go on its journey towards gender equality, both in front of and behind the camera, but this fan is happy to see that it's headed in the right feminist direction. Perhaps she might only appear for one episode. About Rosario Dawson, she now stars on the first season of USA's Briarpatch as Allegra Dill, an investigator who is trying to solve her police officer sister's murder in a quirky border town.

Filming of "The Mandalorian" Season 2 has wrapped and the show is now in the postproduction phase of development.

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