Ahsoka on Disney Plus release date, cast and plot

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Ahsoka on Disney Plus release date, cast and everything you need to know

Togruta… and beyond!

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Lightsabers at the ready – Ahsoka Tano is officially getting her own Disney+ series as the Star Wars universe continues to expand.

The female-centric Star Wars series was confirmed following the character's live-action debut in The Mandalorian season two. She first became a fan favourite during the animated series Clone Wars.

But what's to come for the former Jedi Padawan, and how involved will her former mentor, Anakin Skywalker, be in the latest story?

Here's everything you need to know...

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Ahsoka release date: When will it air?

In October, it was confirmed that production for Ahsoka won't begin until early 2022.

As a result, it's unlikely we'll see the new series until at least late 2022, taking into account the need for CGI and special effects added in post-production.

We'll let you know more info as soon as we know more info.

In the meantime, at least there's plenty of Star Wars content to tide us over. This includes the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, as well as a third season of The Mandalorian. Both are also due for release next year.

The Book of Boba Fett is released in December 2021.

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Ahsoka cast: Who's joining Rosario Dawson?

Naturally, we already know that Rosario Dawson will be taking the lead in this new series, with Ahsoka having to deal with being a "hardened" version of herself after personal tragedy.

Explaining what it's like taking on the monumental task, Dawson told Vanity Fair: "I love that she is this wanderer character who is going to just do good in the universe. The Jedi Order has disappeared in many ways, it's so fractured, and so many people are targeted.

"Since the very beginning, the way that has been pulling her is to be vigilant, and to be brave, and to be wise, and to always have her eye set on rooting out evil."

She added: "And I think that's one of the reasons why so many love her. It's why I love her. She represents truly the best of the Jedi, you know?"

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Hayden Christensen has also been confirmed to be appearing on the show as Anakin Skywalker – the man who will be Darth Vader.

Seeing as the show is set after Vader's death, it seems he will appear in flashbacks, which makes sense considering Anakin was Ahsoka's original Jedi master before she became a rebel and fought against him.

The Society star Natasha Liu Bordizzo is also joining the cast as Sabine Wren. First featured in Star Wars: Rebels, Sabine is a young Mandalorian and Imperial Academy dropout with expertise in weaponry and explosives.

Pacific Rim: Uprising star Ivanna Sakhno has also been cast in the series in an undisclosed role.

In terms of a potential appearance of Ezra Bridger, The Haunting of Bly Manor's Rahul Kohli addressed rumours that he'd be playing Bridger. After a cryptic tweet blew up on social media, the star told Inverse that he'd been trolling fans.

Still, Kohli went to discuss the idea of playing Ezra and told the site: "I heard rumors that there was a casting call looking for a live-action Ezra that was looking for Asian actors in their late twenties, early thirties.

"I had watched a bit of Rebels that morning, so it was fresh in my mind. I was going to the gym and I thought I'd fire off a cheeky tweet."

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Ahsoka plot: What will happen?

Little is known about Ahsoka and what the plot will entail, but Star Wars bosses have confirmed it will be set "within the timeline of The Mandalorian".

When Tano first appeared in The Mandalorian's 'Chapter 13: The Jedi', she helped a downtrodden village that was being ruled by tyrannical Magistrate Morgan Elsbeth (Diana Lee Inosanto). It turned out that Elsbeth's connection to the Empire – having helped build the Imperial Navy – also made her privy to the whereabouts of Grand Admiral Thrawn. Ahsoka's motives were finally revealed when she demanded Elsbeth tell the Jedi where her "master" is.

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Following the cliffhanger ending of Star Wars Rebels, there have been questions about what happened to Thrawn and Ezra Bridger. Director Dave Filoni confirmed the pair were both alive, while the end of Rebels featured Tano and Mandalorian Sabine Wren heading out into the unknown to find their friend and presumably take out Thrawn for good.

The idea of Rebels continuing in live-action had been floated before. Filoni even hinted as much when he defended the show's finale. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Filoni reiterated, "I've always felt the best stories end and then other stories begin, and there's no better way to take two of my favourite characters and have them ride off into the sunset, like I've seen so many cowboys over the years, or Indiana Jones… One thing ends and another begins, and the story continues. That's a saga.

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Ahsoka trailer: When can I watch it?

Unfortunately, there's no sign of a trailer just yet because filming is yet to officially commence.

But we promise, we'll update you as soon as we know.

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