With the end iof the second live-action Star Wars series, fans’ gazes are now set on the twin sun horizon for what comes next.
Later this year we have both the Cassian Andor and Obi-Wan Kenobi series to look forward to. Beyond that are more projects still. Among them is another live-action show, this time featuring the wayward Jedi apprentice Ahsoka Tano.
Tano, played by Rosario Dawson, has become an increasingly popular character since her debut in the 3D animated 2008 film The Clone Wars that also served as a pilot for the show of the same name. Tano, voiced by Ashley Eckstein in animated form, went on to appear in a large number of the show’s episodes and much of its concurrent media.
The Jedi apprentice was not the first animated character to get the live-action treatment in the current canon, that honor goes to Saw Gerrera. Tano is of course the most popular character to make the jump to “reality” as evident by how much media she appears in.
While some fans speculated that Tano would be making some sort of cameo, her appearance in The Book of Boba Fett was still a surprise to many viewers.
The next time we see her may be in the next season of The Mandalorian, the parent show of the Boba Fett series. Tano has appeared in both so it would come as no shock to see the character who has made somewhat of a home in this corner of the galaxy far, far away.
Possible also is that we won’t catch a glimpse of her until the release of the Ahsoka show itself. Details are slim as to what the plot of the series will be, but Ahsoka’s recent appearances may have provided some key clues as to what fans can expect.
While we still don’t know what era of galactic history the series will take place in, recent events are hinting at it being after the events of Return of the Jedi much like the other live-action shows.
Tano’s meeting with Luke Skywalker in last week’s episode suggests they had met before. It’s possible that her series will explore this initial meeting. Also possible, in fact, more likely, is what we learned about Tano in season 2 of The Mandalorian.
Her live-action debut revealed that she is on the hunt for Grand Admiral Thrawn who we last saw in the series finale of Rebels all the way back in 2017. If Tano was specifically looking for the Grand Admiral, it’s possible she is aware that he had returned to the galaxy after his and fellow Jedi apprentice Ezra Bridger’s disappearance.
Another possibility still is a bit further back in time, after Bridger rescued her from the clutches of her former master by using the mysterious World Between Worlds. Not much is known about Tano’s affairs between then and her appearance in The Mandalorian, which is a timespan of close to a decade.
One final shadow of a possibility is that Tano may even have an appearance in the Kenobi series. With both the Jedi Master and Anakin Skywalker returning, Ahsoka’s presence would certainly make sense. With time all shall be revealed.
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