Thor star Ray Stevenson has joined the cast of the upcoming Star Wars Disney Plus series, Ahsoka in a villain role.
The second season of The Mandalorian was a bit of an odd animal in that many of its episodes seemed to serve as backdoor pilots for other planned Star Wars series. Soon after the season concluded several new Star Wars centered Disney Plus series were announced including one centering around the character Ahsoka Tano. In the series, The Mandalorian aided Ahsoka in her battles before the end of the episode revealed that she was hunting for Star Wars: Rebels antagonist and original Expanded Universe favorite Grand Admiral Thrawn. While the casting for Thrawn hasn’t been announced we do know that she’ll have to go head to head with another admiral played by Ray Stevenson.
Ray Stevenson is a veteran actor with a resume that stretches all the way back to the early 1990s. He’s perhaps best known for playing the character Titus Pullo in the HBO series, Rome but is also known for his portrayal the warrior Volstagg in the Thor films, and Blackbeard in the Starz show, Black Sails. He also voiced the character Gar Saxon in both Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels before the character met an unfortunate end.
Currently, details on who Ray Stevenson will be playing are vague. It is known that he will be playing some kind of antagonist admiral character and will oppose Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka Tano. He apparently is not playing Grand Admiral Thrawn.
Story details for Ahsoka are being kept under wraps but the setup from the second season seems to indicate that the Disney Plus show will involve her hunting for Admiral Thrawn. Ahsoka stars Rosario Dawson as the titular character with Bird of Prey actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ivanna Sakhno, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, and Thor star Ray Stevenson in unknown roles. Hayden Christensen is also set to return as Anakin Skywalker.
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter