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'The Mandalorian' casts Rosario Dawson as live-action Ahsoka Tano: Report

Ahsoka Tano, one-time padawan to Anakin Skywalker before he fell to the Dark Side, will return in live-action form in "The Mandalorian" season two on Disney Plus.
Ahsoka Tano, one-time padawan to Anakin Skywalker before he fell to the Dark Side, will return in live-action form in "The Mandalorian" season two on Disney Plus. (Image credit: Lucasfilm)

Rosario Dawson has been cast as a live-action version of longrunning "Star Wars" animated character Ahsoka Tano – Anankin Skywalker's Clone Wars-era Padawan – for season two of "The Mandalorian" on the streaming service Disney Plus, SlashFilm reports (opens in new tab).

Citing "independent sources," SlashFilm states Dawson will appear in the role in "The Mandalorian" season two. Ahsoka’s co-creator Dave Filoni directed two episodes of season one, and has signed on to direct at least one episode of season two, currently in pre-production.

Rosario Dawson has reportedly been cast as the live-action version of Jedi padawan Ahsoka Tano in season two of "The Mandalorian" on Disney Plus. (Image credit: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock.com)

Dawson has been a fan-favorite casting choice to Ahsoka Tano since 2017, when a viral tweet from a fan outlining the dream casting made it to Dawson herself (opens in new tab), who later discussed her desire to take the role on Good Morning America.

Disney and Lucasfilm have not commented on the reported casting.

Originally published on Newsarama.

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George Marston
George Marston

George Marston is Newsarama's resident Marvel Comics expert and general comic book historian since 2011. George has also been the on-site reporter at most major comic conventions such as Comic-Con International: San Diego, New York Comic Con, and C2E2. Outside of comic journalism, I am the artist of many weird pictures, and the guitarist of many heavy riffs. (They/Them)