Ahsoka Tano made her hotly-anticipated live-action Star Wars debut this past week with an appearance in the Disney+ series The Mandalorian, and while Rosario Dawson’s portrayal of the fan-favourite former Jedi Padawan won plenty of plaudits, there still remains some disappointment that Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels voice actress Ashley Eckstein never got the opportunity to bring the character to life.
Despite originating the character over a decade ago in 2008’s The Clone Wars animated movie, Eckstein certainly isn’t holding any bitterness however as the voice actress took to Instagram following the episode to express her excitement over all of the love that Ahsoka is receiving:
“Millions of people are meeting Ahsoka for the first time after watching her in The Mandalorian and I’m excited for them to hopefully go back and watch her journey in The Clone Wars and Rebels. Millions of fans already know Ahsoka and her presence has come to mean more to them than words in a script…. It’s my wish that Ahsoka continues to bring people joy, light and most importantly hope. This is the way of Ahsoka Tano.”
You can check out Eckstein’s full post on Instagram here:
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The Mandalorian season two sees the returning Pedro Pascal (Din Djarin), Gina Carano (Cara Dune), Carl Weathers (Greef Karga), Giancarlo Esposito (Moff Gideon) and Bill Burr (Mayfield) joined by the likes of Temuera Morrison (Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones), Katee Sackhoff (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Timothy Olyphant (Justified), Michael Biehn (The Terminator), Rosario Dawson (Daredevil) and WWE Superstar Sasha Banks.
The Mandalorian season two airs on Fridays on Disney+.