Next month Star Wars: Ahsoka sees the titular non-Jedi (voiced by Ashley Eckstein in animation and played in live-action by Rosario Dawson) return to live-action after previously appearing in The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett. Outside of Ahsoka herself, the big draw of her show is seeing the return of a lover Star Wars Rebels characters like Sabine Wren (Aunt Sicar/Natasha Liu Bordizzo). Rebels ends with the two women preparing to embark on a journey to find the show’s protagonist, Ezra Bridger (Taylor Gray/Eman Esfadi).
While the previous movies made it clear that Ahsoka was looking for Ezra in her own way, the same content was not given to Sabine, who did not appear in any post-Rebels media before. Talked to SFX Magazineasked Bordizzo about Sabine’s headspace when Ahsoka knocked on her door to really begin their search. He said that in the years since the pair last got together, each of them “has been through a lot of times in the past, some we know, some we don’t know. […] Their quests eventually overlap, bringing them back together. Bordizzo acknowledged that while Sabine has a “deep level of respect” for Ahsoka and sees her as a potential mentor, the two have some “stress, and there are things that they go through that they have to deal with.”
However there is more about Ahsoka unbeknownst to us, it is already known that Ahsoka is destined to return for theater by Dave Filoni Star Wars movie. Reportedly titled Heir to the Empire, movie is set to gather all the main characters of the live-action movies set to New era of the Republic for big Avengers-style story. While he currently didn’t know if Sabine would show up to that, Bordizzo admitted to the outlet that he felt “part of something bigger” playing the character. “Ahsoka runs on the same timeline as The Mandalorian season 3, and the movies are all connected. There are many parallels. “
Star Wars: Ahsoka premieres on Disney+ starting August 23.
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