Star Wars: Rebels fans have been waiting eagerly in anticipation of the announcement of several major characters making their way into the live-action Star Wars Universe.
Ever since the Star Wars: Rebel finale, there has been the unanswered question of where did Ezra Bridger and Grand Admiral Thrawn disappeared to. Fans once again had their hopes confirmed during Rosario Dawson‘s premiere episode in the second season of The Mandalorian when we hear Ahsoka Tano ask about Thrawn. Now our wait is over.
In a surprise Star Wars Celebration announcement, we got confirmation that not only is Chopper returning to live-action (can’t forget his cameo in Rogue One), but Sabine Wren is about to make her live-action debut as well.
Sabine will be played by Australian actress Natasha Liu Bordizzo. Natasha has her black belt in Taekwondo and has on a number of smaller projects since 2016. These announcements still leave a few questions for the series, however.
Mainly these questions revolve around the question of when (or if) we will get a confirmation for the rest of the Ghost crew coming to live-action. It would be hard to believe that Chopper would be traveling without his best friend, Hera Syndulla, and even possibly her son Jacen Syndulla. Some of the footage released appeared to show the back of Hera, but we do not have a statement who might be playing her in the Ahsoka.
The last piece of the puzzle is the man that everyone is looking for… Ezra Bridger. There has been a large amount of speculation about who would be a good choice. There has been a great amount of fanart and support for the casting of Aladdin star Mena Massoud in the role of Ezra Bridger from the fans and Mena himself. Hopefully, we will get confirmation about Hera and Ezra’s casting soon, so we can look forward to more great Star Wars performances.
The Ahsoka Series is currently in production and has been confirmed for release sometime during 2023.