Ahsoka Tano’s journey continues in the new Disney+ series
The new Disney+ series Ahsoka, which premieres on August 22, is one of the most anticipated Star Wars projects in recent years. The series follows the former Jedi Ahsoka Tano, played by Rosario Dawson, as she searches for the missing Ezra Bridger and the elusive Grand Admiral Thrawn in the aftermath of the Galactic Civil War.
Ahsoka Tano is a fan-favorite character who first appeared in the animated film and series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and later in Star Wars Rebels. She was the apprentice of Anakin Skywalker, who later became Darth Vader, and a close friend of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Rex, and other heroes of the Clone Wars. She left the Jedi Order after being falsely accused of a crime, and survived Order 66, the purge of the Jedi by the Empire. She later became a rebel agent and a mentor to Ezra Bridger, a young Force-sensitive who joined the crew of the Ghost.
Ahsoka’s live-action debut was in the second season of The Mandalorian, where she encountered Din Djarin and Grogu, and learned about the rise of Moff Gideon and his dark troopers. She also revealed her quest to find Thrawn, who was last seen being dragged into hyperspace by a group of space whales called purrgil along with Ezra Bridger in the finale of Star Wars Rebels.
Who is Grand Admiral Thrawn and why is he important?
Grand Admiral Thrawn is one of the most iconic villains in Star Wars history. He was created by author Timothy Zahn in his 1991 novel Heir to the Empire, which was part of a trilogy that continued the story of Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, and Han Solo after Return of the Jedi. Thrawn was a brilliant strategist and a master of art and culture, who used his knowledge to deduce his enemies’ weaknesses and exploit them. He was also one of the few non-human officers in the Imperial Navy, being a blue-skinned alien from the Chiss Ascendancy, a secretive and powerful faction in the Unknown Regions.
Thrawn was reintroduced into canon in Star Wars Rebels, where he was voiced by Lars Mikkelsen. He was the main antagonist of the third and fourth seasons, where he hunted down the rebels led by Hera Syndulla and Kanan Jarrus. He also had a personal interest in studying Jedi artifacts and Force-related mysteries, such as the Bendu and the World Between Worlds. He was eventually defeated by Ezra Bridger, who sacrificed himself to lure Thrawn and his fleet into a trap involving the purrgil.
Thrawn’s fate after his disappearance is unknown, but he is presumed to be alive and still a threat to the galaxy. Ahsoka is determined to find him and Ezra, and possibly learn more about his plans and motivations. Thrawn is also rumored to appear in other upcoming Star Wars projects, such as The Book of Boba Fett and Rangers of the New Republic.
Who is Sabine Wren and why does she need to be in Ahsoka?
Sabine Wren is another beloved character from Star Wars Rebels, who was voiced by Tiya Sircar. She was a Mandalorian warrior and artist, who joined the Ghost crew as their weapons expert and graffiti artist. She wielded a unique weapon called the Darksaber, which was a black-bladed lightsaber that symbolized the leadership of Mandalore. She also had a close bond with Ezra Bridger, whom she considered as a brother.
Sabine Wren was last seen in the epilogue of Star Wars Rebels, which took place after Return of the Jedi. She revealed that she had stayed on Lothal to protect Ezra’s home planet from Imperial remnants, while waiting for him to return. She also learned that Ahsoka Tano had survived her duel with Darth Vader on Malachor, and had come looking for her. Sabine decided to join Ahsoka on her quest to find Ezra and Thrawn, leaving behind her friends and family.
Sabine Wren is an essential character for Ahsoka’s story, as she is one of the few people who knows Ezra well and cares about him deeply. She also has a connection to Mandalore and its history, which could be relevant for Ahsoka’s encounter with Din Djarin and Bo-Katan Kryze in The Mandalorian. Sabine could also provide some humor and color to Ahsoka’s serious and stoic personality, as well as some impressive action scenes with her Darksaber skills.
Sabine Wren has not been officially confirmed to appear in Ahsoka yet, but many fans are hoping that she will be cast soon. Some have suggested that actress Lana Condor would be a good choice to play Sabine in live-action, as she has a similar appearance and energy to Tiya Sircar. Others have proposed that Tiya Sircar herself could play Sabine, as she has some live-action experience and a strong attachment to the character.
Ahsoka promises to be an epic adventure in the Star Wars universe
Ahsoka is set to be one of the most exciting and ambitious Star Wars series ever made, as it will explore new worlds and characters, as well as revisit some familiar ones. Ahsoka Tano is a complex and compelling heroine, who has a rich and tragic backstory, as well as a hopeful and heroic future. Grand Admiral Thrawn is a formidable and fascinating villain, who poses a challenge to Ahsoka and her allies on both a physical and intellectual level. Sabine Wren is a fun and fierce sidekick, who adds some spice and spirit to Ahsoka’s journey.
Ahsoka will also connect to other Star Wars stories, such as The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, Rangers of the New Republic, and possibly even the sequel trilogy. It will also expand the lore and mythology of the Star Wars universe, especially regarding the Force and its mysteries. Ahsoka will be a must-watch for any Star Wars fan, as it will deliver an epic adventure that will thrill, surprise, and inspire.