Sam Witwer has become a Star Wars institution. He is beloved by fans for his involvement in the franchise as Starkiller in the The Force Unleashed video games and Darth Maul in The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. It’s not only for his voice work on these iconic characters, but he will often voice or act in the live-action series too.
Many of us have gotten to the point where we look for him to be in every Star Wars–themed show. Whether it’s doing additional voices or wearing prosthetics as a background Rhodian, it’s just nice to see Sam involved in Star Wars, someway, somehow.
So when news of the Ahsoka show came to be, fans automatically began looking for places for Sam Witwer and other fan favorites like Ashley Eckstein to be included in this Disney+ series. Ashley will not be included in season 1, sadly. But we still hold out hope for season 2 for her to at least have a cameo.
What About Sam Witwer?
However, it was unclear as to whether or not Sam Witwer was included in the Ahsoka project or not. That did not stop fans from speculating what characters he could be playing. One popular theory was to have Sam taking on the character of Galen Marek, Starkiller, from the The Force Unleashed games, but as the Inquisitor Marrok. Simple letter and name play, and you can see why fans would think this a possibility. Couple that with the large shroud of mystery surrounding Marrok and his identity, and there was ample space to try and find a home in the Ahsoka show for Sam.
Recently, though, Sam was interviewed during a livestream broadcast about his involvement in Ahsoka, and this is what he had to say:
"“I can’t really talk about stuff like that except that there’s a show that I watched and I really liked it. I don’t know what the rules are. Honestly, I was just about to say that I didn’t work on Ahsoka but I did, so yeah I don’t think I can say anything but that I’m proud of Dave [Filoni].”"
What does that all mean?
Honestly, this admission by Sam means two things for fans:
- We are excited to know that Sam Witwer IS involved with Ahsoka.
- We are back to square one, not knowing for sure how he’s involved.
So we are back to speculating who and what his role was. IMDb doesn’t list Sam as a credited or uncredited actor for the Ahsoka series. It can be that either IMDb is inaccurate in their listings, which is not beyond the realm of reason, or that Sam’s involvement hasn’t been aired yet, which in turn leads to more speculation.
Who or what will Sam play? Is he just one of the additional voices? Is he going to play a background Rhodian like he did in The Book of Boba Fett? Only time will tell. Sam is only telling us that he has been involved with Ahsoka, not to what extent. So in the meantime, we can continue to speculate about his appearance and characters while we eagerly await a new episode.
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