Dave Filoni describes Ahsoka as a ‘loner’ in upcoming series

Rosario Dawson is Ahsoka Tano in Lucasfilm's AHSOKA, exclusively on Disney+. ©2023 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.
Rosario Dawson is Ahsoka Tano in Lucasfilm's AHSOKA, exclusively on Disney+. ©2023 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved. /
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The promotion for Ahsoka has kicked off with Empire Magazine’s special issue featuring interviews with the cast and crew of the upcoming series. Dave Filoni discussed the journey the character has had so far in Star Wars, explaining how she’s someone half the Star Wars fanbase knows extremely well, and the other half may not know at all. “The biggest challenge was, there’s a whole bunch of audience that know her, and a whole bunch that don’t,” he explains.

Filoni also went into detail regarding what she’s actually like at the beginning of the upcoming series, describing her as a “wanderer”, “loner” and even “lonely”.

"“She walks a path that basically died out a long time ago,” he explains. “And there aren’t many like her left, if any. So that’s a lonely thing. What is that life like? If you are a loner, you have a very small circle of friends. What is it like, then, when you try to open back up?”"

Opening up will involve meeting up with her Ghost Crew friends again, including Hera Syndulla, Sabine Wren, Chopper, Zeb Orellios and hopefully, Ezra Bridger. The series marks the debut of all the main Rebels characters. As for her loneliness, it’s interesting how similar she sounds to Din Djarin, who was a loner and wanderer himself before Grogu came along and changed his life forever.

He also explains Ahsoka’s wariness of organizations, resulting from the fall of the Jedi Order, and the mistakes the Jedi made themselves, leading to their downfall. Elaborating further, Filoni said that Ahsoka is “in a lot of ways wary of any organisation as such because of the power that comes with it as a group.” This is understandable, because by the time Ahsoka left the Jedi Order, they were anything but a trustworthy group, seemingly blinded by the shroud of darkness that had enveloped almost the entire galaxy by then, too blind to even see the truth.

Filoni believes that Ahsoka has limitless potential and is a bridge between the past and future of Star Wars. As for what George Lucas thinks of the series, Filoni, his heir apparent,  will have to wait for the maker’s reaction until August, when the show premieres on Disney+.