Dave Filoni recently revealed that Lucasfilm considered retconning Ahsoka Tano into Star Wars: Episode II- Attack of the Clones.
As the series nears its end, Star Wars: The Clone Wars might have had its best episode of the series with this week’s episode, “The Phantom Apprentice.” Ahsoka Tano has become a fan-favorite over the years with her appearances in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Rebels. Ahsoka’s importance to the Skywalker saga has been done in a very clever way since we’ve never seen her appear in the films.
For instance, The Siege of Mandalore reveals that Ahsoka battled Maul when the events of Revenge of the Sith are taking place. Dave Filoni revealed in an interview with Vanity Fair that Lucasfilm considered retconning Ahsoka into Attack of the Clones back when they were developing The Clone Wars:
“We called her Ashla in the beginning. That was 2005, and that worked on several levels for me. I think it was the name given to one of the [young Jedis Yoda was training] in Attack of the Clones. There was a little Togruta girl. We kicked around the idea that maybe that was Ahsoka but then we thought the age didn’t really work out for it to be the same character. She was too young in the film.”
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Here is the synopsis for “The Phantom Apprentice”:
Ahsoka leads Republic clones to confront Maul’s forces on Mandalore, while Maul senses the impending chaos and makes a calculated play to ensure his own survival.
Created by George Lucas, with Dave Filoni as executive producer/supervising director, The Clone Wars stars Matt Lanter as Anakin Skywalker, Ashley Eckstein as Ahsoka Tano, Dee Bradley Baker as Captain Rex and the clone troopers, James Arnold Taylor as Obi-Wan Kenobi, Katee Sackhoff as Bo-Katan, and Sam Witwer as Maul.
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Source: Vanity Fair