Ahsoka Tano Voice Actor Discusses Rosario Dawson’s The Mandalorian Casting

Ahsoka  Tano voice actor Ashley Eckstein recently discussed Rosario Dawson’s rumoured The Mandalorian casting.

Late last month, the rumor that Rosario Dawson was being cast as Ahsoka Tano for the second season of The Mandalorian began to take the internet aflame. The decision to cast geek icon Rosario Dawson as the coveted Star Wars character was met with praise from almost all corners of the fandom. A few days later, another rumor surfaced that Dawson’s appearance as Ahsoka in The Mandalorian would actually plant the seeds for a solo series for the character.

While this bodes well for Rosario Dawson, many were concerned about the voice actor that made Ahsoka so well-loved all throughout the Star Wars fandom: Ahsley Eckstein. In a recent interview with the Comicbook Nation Podcast, the Ahsoka voice actor discussed how she felt about Dawson potentially taking on the role of the beloved character.

“I shared on Instagram I truly don’t know anything about the Mandalorian so it’s something I really can’t speak to. So I mean what you know is what I know. However, Ahsoka’s always be bigger than just me and I’ve always been very outspoken about the fact that I am one member of a team of people that brings Ahsoka to life. It started with George [Lucas] and Dave Filoni creating Ahsoka. Fortunately, I was able to help originate her character, I was allowed to bring my heart and soul and personality and wisdom to this character – along with Joel Aron always lighting Ahsoka beautifully, and the animators animating her beautifully, and Kevin Kiner giving her the most beautiful music. Ahsoka’s always been bigger than just me… She is literally a part of my heart and soul. I care about her so deeply that I would never want anything bad surrounding Ahsoka. I only want what’s good for so Ahsoka and more Ahsoka stories can only be good. In my opinion, Asoka brings people so much hope and so much light and I will always be a cheerleader for that.”

Eckstein’s admiration for the character of Ahsoka is palpable and the passage above shows just how much she cares for the character’s legacy. Dawson hasn’t been confirmed as Ahsoka in an official manner, but it does appear that Eckstein has given the actress her blessing to take on the beloved character.
Do you think Dawson is a good fit for Ahsoka Tano? Are you excited for The Mandalorian’s second season? Comment below and let us know!

Here is the official synopsis for The Mandalorian:

After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.

The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, Emily Swallow, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi, Werner Herzog, and Nick Nolte. The Star Wars series was written by Jon Favreau, who also serves as an executive producer alongside Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist is also on board as a co-executive producer.

Dave Filoni directed the first episode of The Mandalorian and additional episodes of the Star Wars series were helmed by Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi, Jurassic World star Bryce Dallas Howard, Dope director Rick Famuyiwa, and Jessica Jones director Deborah Chow.

The Mandalorian season one is now available exclusively on Disney Plus. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for more information on Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka Tano as we learn it.

Source: ComicBook Nation Podcast