Marvel Netflix fan favorite Rosario Dawson is hoping the internet can help her land the role of Ahsoka Tano — the former Jedi Padawan of Anakin Skywalker — in a future Star Wars spin-off film.
The character introduced first in the Star Wars animated series The Clone Wars and later seen in Star Wars Rebels was created by Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni back in 2008. Ahsoka herself, voiced by actress Ashley Eckstein, has gone on to become the most popular female heroine in the Star Wars franchise outside of the films and the absolute most popular character to come from Star Wars animation.
While the fate of the former Jedi Padawan currently hangs in the balance, although we expect to see her appear sometime during the fourth and final season of Rebels, fans are confident that Ahsoka lives. Dawson’s name was thrown into the mix back in February when a fan on Twitter asked fan artist BossLogic to mock up a version of Ahsoka with Dawson’s likeness. Dawson herself jumped in and made it clear she would absolutely be down for the role.
The actress was a guest on Good Morning America today to promote her upcoming thriller Unforgettable when she brought up the online movement that is pushing for her to play Ahsoka:
“There’s a whole campaign going on online to try to get me in Star Wars to play Ahsoka Tano which would be amazing.”
After co-host, Michael Strahan brought up the fact that the official account for Star Wars follows her on Twitter she added:
“I know! I’m like, I think that’s a good sign! Internet help me out!”
You can check out the clip from Good Morning America below.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) April 21, 2017
While there are no official plans to bring Ahsoka into live-action at this time, fans can certainly appreciate Dawson’s enthusiasm. But what do you think? Would you like to see Dawson play a live-action version of the iconic heroine? Or would it be strange to see someone take on the role other than Eckstein, whose voice performance has no doubt played a major part in the character’s success. Let us know in the comments below.
10 Best Moments From The ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Teaser Trailer
The wait is finally over, folks. The first trailer for the eagerly-anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi premiered at Star Wars Celebration Orlando to rapturous applause. Now that the world has been given an official first look at what happens following the events of The Force Awakens, let’s rundown through 10 of the best moments from this incredible trailer.
These moments will range from what new story details have been revealed to just plain exciting moments of cinematic wonder that only a film series like Star Wars can conjure up. So without further ado, let’s rundown 10 highlights from this new trailer.
1. Ahch-To at sunset
In one of the first shots from the trailer, we get this gorgeous image of the island we last left Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) on. We already saw how director J.J. Abrams visually caught the imagery of this beautiful island, but seeing Rian Johnson’s unique aesthetic capture the environment already sets an exciting precedent for what is certainly going to be one of the most visually dynamic Star Wars films yet.
2. Kylo remnants
In this shot, we see the crushed up remains of the mask of Kylo Ren (Adam Driver). When we last left him, we see him vulnerable after his embarrassing loss against Rey in their incredible lightsaber duel. Now, Supreme Leader Snoke (Andy Serkis) is ready to help Kylo Ren complete his training. Does this crushed mask symbolize a new transformation for the character?
3. A mysterious book
We then get a close up of a gloved hand gently surveying this mysterious book. From the looks of it, it looks related to the Jedi. But could this be the Journal of the Whills? Is this book used by Luke as a reference in Rey’s training? Perhaps we will have to wait and see.
4. Lightsaber training
“It’s so much bigger.”
This incredible helicopter shot around the island is truly beautiful. We see Rey swinging around her lightsaber as she continues her training with Luke. She’s only getting a hint at the true scope of what the Force really is all about, and she still has no idea at how big her journey will truly get.
5. AT-ATs on the horizon?
We see three ships piloting down some interesting terrain on an unknown planet. The design of these ships is intriguing, but if you look closely at this shot you can see what looks like AT-AT walkers on the horizon. Much like how The Force Awakens paid tribute to A New Hope, perhaps The Last Jedi finds ways to pay tribute to The Empire Strikes Back.
6. Still asleep…
Finn (John Boyega) was left in a coma after suffering a major blow in a lightsaber duel against Kylo Ren. This is the only shot we get of him in the trailer, but it looks like he has been transferred to some sort of rehabilitation chamber. Unfortunately, we don’t get to see the former stormtrooper in action, but perhaps they are saving some of his exciting adventures for the next trailer. Hopefully, he won’t be taking a backseat. After all, he is one of our new heroes in this trilogy.
7. Poe & BB-8 on the run
The dashing Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and his trusty droid BB-8 are shown running through a Resistance base as a major attack has been unleashed. As they run towards their X-Wing, a major explosion occurs. We don’t get to see if their X-Wing survives the explosion, but this one helluva pilot is certainly going to shine in The Last Jedi.
8. Falcon takes flight
There is no such thing as too many Millennium Falcon shots. We see the iconic ship soaring through the cloudy skies as TIE Fighters are shooting towards it. Rey took the Falcon along with Chewbacca and R2-D2 to Ach-To to find Luke. Maybe the four of them eventually escape the island at some point in the film.
Here, we have an intimidating shot of Kylo Ren with his lightsaber ignited towards the camera. Is he ready to duel against Rey again? Or maybe he’s about to fight against his uncle Luke Skywalker… Who knows, but he’s certainly not going to embarrass himself this time around.
10. “It’s time for the Jedi to end.”
In what will undoubtedly be the most quoted line in this trailer, Luke laments to Rey that the Jedi must come to an end. Daisy Ridley expressed during the panel that sometimes, meeting your own heroes may lead you to different directions. This quote is certainly an indication that something’s up with Luke. But what? Looks like we’ll have to wait until December 15 to get all the answers (and perhaps even more questions).
Star Wars: The Last Jedi will arrive in our galaxy on December 15.