Ahsoka: Could more animated characters make live action debuts?

(L-R): Omega and Hera Syndulla in a scene from "STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH", exclusively on Disney+. © 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.
(L-R): Omega and Hera Syndulla in a scene from "STAR WARS: THE BAD BATCH", exclusively on Disney+. © 2021 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved. /

We live in an excellent time for Star Wars fans. If you are a fan of the Legends, comics, books, or animated series like The Clone WarsStar Wars Rebels, Tales of the JediStar Wars Resistance, and The Bad Batch, we are seeing beloved characters come into live-action. Ahsoka is the latest show to help us in this regard. Ahsoka Tano was brought to live action in season 2 of The Mandalorian. Since that debut, we have also seen Hamato Xiono, Black Krrsantan, Zeb Orrelios, and others cross into live action.

The Ahsoka series appears to be a live-action rendering of what season 5 of Star Wars Rebels could have looked like. We will see live-action debuts for Hera Syndulla and Sabine Wren, and Chopper makes his return after his cameo in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Now, according to LEGO and their release of toys, we will also see Jacen Syndulla, the son of Hera and Kanan Jarrus. How much of a role he plays remains to be seen. But it appears that the rest of the Ghost crew will be there along with Admiral Thrawn and Ezra Bridger, while Captain Rex is rumored to join too.

This all leads me to wonder if there are any other characters from animation who could make an appearance. Here are a few to consider.

Agent Kallus

Alexsandr Kallus, or Agent Kallus, was formerly a prime adversary of the Ghost crew and officer of the Empire’s Imperial Security Bureau or ISB. Kallus defected to the Rebellion while still serving the ISB and attempting to undermine Grand Admiral Thrawn using the code name Fulcrum. The end of Rebels shows him serving alongside the rest of the Ghost crew.

Logically, if Hera, Sabine, Zeb, and Chopper are there, it would only make sense to have the newest crew member, Kallus, join them in live-action as well. I’m hoping that he does. Kallus is a great character with many facets and a rich backstory.

Honestly, Kallus could have an amazing series all of his own, showing his rise through the Imperial ranks, his change of heart, and working as Fulcrum to finally his full defection to the Rebellion. Does he fight at Endor? Is he part of the New Republic?

Hondo Ohnaka

Our favorite pirate needs to come to live action. I know I can’t be the only one who thought the pirates in season 3 of The Mandalorian meant we would get a cameo of Hondo. Unfortunately, I saw what we got as a swing and a miss for that series. Hondo is a fan favorite and would have scored big with viewers.

And really, who wouldn’t want to see Hondo help to look for his buddy, his friend, Ezra Bridger?

Ryder Azadi

The former Governor of Lothal deserves to make this list as well. With deep connections to both Ezra Bridger and the Ghost crew, he would be a natural fit to join the cast of Ahsoka in the search for Ezra Bridger.

We don’t really know what happens to him after the final episode of Rebels, where we see him with the Ghost crew. Does he stick around the crew? Does he live? Does he help the Rebellion in other ways? There is much to learn about Ryder Azadi, and live-action would help flush out his story and give depth to the series.


Why Omega? We know she is a clone, like Captain Rex and the rest, but not like the rest, as she was an unmodified clone. At the end of season 2 of The Bad Batch, we are introduced to her sister. Try not to say the following in your best Darth Vader voice, “Sister! So, you have a twin sister.”

It would be nice to think that Omega has an outcome other than death at the end of the series. Which is, unfortunately, where I fear the majority of the cast is headed. Technically, we have already lost Tech. But we haven’t been shown his body, just his glasses.

Omega’s survival and story development could be easily done, and her absence from the Original Trilogy is easily explained. Just show her escaping and talk about or show cut scenes of her in exile, only coming out of hiding to help Hera for whatever reason they come up with. The two were friends as young girls, so there is a history for Omega to return to.

Final Thoughts

These are just a few examples. I am sure there are more. Who would you like to see make a live-action debut in Ahsoka or another series? Tell me in the comments, and let’s see if any of our predictions come to life starting Tuesday, August 22nd at 6 pm PST / 9 pm EST when Ahsoka premiers with 2 episodes on its new night and time.