There’s nothing that gets Star Wars creator Dave Filoni excited quite like Ahsoka Tano.
After creating the character for The Clone Wars back in 2008, he has led the charge on her growth and progression throughout multiple series and other media. Now, gearing up for the Star Wars Ahsoka series, getting to create an entire story with this character at the center for live-action is like a dream come true.
In a recent interview with Dagobah Dispatch, Filoni said working on the series is “everything I could hope for.”
“To have a character that’s just come up over the years with a lot of fans as they’ve grown up and now she’s at the point where we can do this, it’s wonderful to be this same person guiding it across the different mediums, I think lends a consistency to the character that’s very uncommon,” he said.
Ahsoka started out as a young, reckless Jedi Padawan over a decade ago, and has since grown into a character fans have fallen in love with. Filoni never thought he’d get to continue her story this way.
“A lot of times when you’re an animator, you watch your creation kind of spin-off and it’s taken by other people, you never know. And you want to take care of these characters because you know them so well and it’s a really unique situation we’re in, but it’s awesome.”
The series, which started filming earlier this year, will feature its title character (Rosario Dawson) and Sabine Wren (Natasha Liu Bordizzo) on an adventure across the galaxy. Exactly where they’re going and what they’ll be doing throughout their journey is still under wraps. But in the months to come, fans will likely learn more about the highly-anticipated, Filoni-created show.
Star Wars: Ahsoka is expected to release on Disney+ sometime in 2023.
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