Sci-fi and comic book geeks recently expressed excitement about the possibility of seeing a character in the Star Wars saga — Anakin Skywalker’s former apprentice Ahsoka Tano – jump to the live-action movie franchise. Ahsoka lives on in the fan campaign.
Though her jump to live action is unconfirmed, fans had a heyday when independent film producer John Kilker broached the idea of Luke Cage actress Rosario Dawson portraying Ahsoka in the re-titled Star Wars: Episode VIII. Dawson tweeted an affirmative “Ummmm… yes please?!” and created a commotion on Twitter-sphere.
Rosario Dawson, 37, is known for portraying the African-American doctor Claire Temple in the Marvel Comics web television series Daredevil, Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, The Defenders, and Iron Fist. It is not surprising that she easily warmed up to the idea suggested by the fan since Ahsoka is a positive-thinking female with a sense of what is right and wrong.
The Star Wars Lore
Jedis were nearly annihilated under Order 66 for crimes of “sedition and high treason” against the Galactic Republic. Among the handful of survivors were Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Ahsoka, the Jedi apprentice, was also seen by avid Star Wars movie buffs as a survivor of the Order 66 Jedi purge. That was presented in the film Revenge of the Sith.
Before emerging as a celebrated figure in Star Wars fan sites, the fictional female character was nothing more than a product of the imagination of The Clone Wars and Rebels writer and executive producer Dave Filoni. Filoni has been the most associated person with the development of the characters of Ahsoka Tano as well as Captain Rex.
Filoni’s love for Ahsoka has transcended the splash that the web television series character has made. She has become a beloved figure in the entire franchise. All the speculations have emanated from one fun online comment, though. Whether she survived the fight with Darth Vader, and whether Dawson will get the chance to jump into the Star Wars world on the big screen is anybody’s guess.
The Last Jedi
The highly anticipated Star Wars film will once again have John Williams’ musical score. Williams is behind the most memorable scores of the Star Wars franchise, and Hollywood insiders expect nothing less for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Post-production work has been going on for some time now for the flick directed by Rian Johnson. Reports say that The Last Jedi is coming together very smoothly. The Episode VIII teaser just might come out in time for the spring premiere of the Star Wars Celebration.