After making her first live action appearance in The Mandalorian, the transition of originally animated Star Wars character Ahsoka Tano to her own series Star Wars: Ahsoka is continuing to pick up pace as the Disney+ limited series has now added Pacific Rim: Uprising star Ivanna Sakhno to its cast list opposite Rosario Dawson in the title role and Natasha Liu Bordizzo. The Mandalorian spin-off series is just one of the many new Star Wars projects coming to Disney+ in the near future and will see the Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Rebels character coming into her own.
According to Deadline, Sakhno will play a brand new character created for the series and will join Dawson’s Ahsoka and Bordizzo’s Sabine Wren in the series which is also reported to include an appearance by Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker, following his reprisal of the role in next year’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series. There has been no official confirmation of Sakhno’s casting yet by either LucasFilm or the actress but that will surely come in good time.
Star Wars: Ahsoka is being written by old time Star Wars writer Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau will be executively producing, although beyond that very little is known about what the plot of the series will be or how someone like Anakin Skywalker will figure considering the timeline of the series, like The Mandalorian, takes place in the years after Return of The Jedi following the death of Darth Vader. However, there is link between Anakin and Ahsoka, with the latter previously being an apprentice of the former. We all know by now that with Force Ghosts or the potential for flashbacks, there are a lot of ways that Christensen’s character could figure in the series.
While the recent movies in the Star Wars saga seem to have missed the mark with some fans, the Disney+ output has been delivering hit after hit with The Mandalorian standing head and shoulders above the rest. The original Disney+ Star Wars offering has now created a spin-off of The Book of Boba Fett, which will arrive on the platform in December and bring back the fan favorite bounty hunter who made a grand return in the second season of The Mandalorian before his spin-off show was announced.
Another highly anticipated return to the franchise is Ewan McGregor in Obi-Wan Kenobi, the live-action series that takes place years after the face-off between Obi-Wan and Anakin Skywalker that led to Anakin becoming Darth Vader and setting in motion the rest of the Star Wars saga. The return of Hayden Christensen in the series was announced as part of Disney’s investor day in December 2020 and set up a rematch between the two iconic characters that fans have been waiting a long time to see. With Christensen also on board for the Star Wars: Ahsoka series, fans will be getting to see a lot more of the actor back in the franchise than they ever believed they would considering the sixteen year gap since he last played Anakin Skywalker in 2005’s Revenge of The Sith.
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