Rosario Dawson, who plays Ahsoka in The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett, hugs action legend Michael Biehn in a never before seen behind-the-scenes photo. Disney+’s live-action Star Wars shows have gone to admirable lengths adhering to continuity with The Mandalorian season 2 re-introducing previously animated characters from Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Rebels, Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff), and Ahsoka Tano (Dawson).
Anakin Skywalker’s former Togruta Padawan, Ahsoka, made her live-action debut in The Mandalorian, “Chapter 13: The Jedi,” which was written and directed by Dave Filoni, who worked on The Clone Wars and created Rebels. The episode sees her wield her signature dual lightsabers against a cruel magistrate, Morgan Elsbeth (Diana Lee Inosanto), and her Captain of the Guard, Lang, who is played by Biehn (The Terminator, Aliens). After teaming up with Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal), Ahsoka is able to defeat the magistrate and get some information regarding the location of Grand Admiral Thrawn (yet another Rebels tie-in).
Dawson’s Ahsoka was a highlight of The Mandalorian season 2, which has justified further appearances on Disney+, including her own title series. Biehn’s character, on the other hand, had an unfortunate stand-off with the eponymous Mando. Star Wars Holocron on Twitter recently shared a BTS photo of Dawson and Biehn on the set of The Mandalorian. Not only did Dawson see the post, but she shared her love for the actor. Check it out below:
Dawson reprised her role in The Book of Boba Fett, “Chapter 6: From the Desert Comes a Stranger,” which sees Djarin visit a mysterious planet where Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill, sort of) is training Grogu. While there, he runs into Ahsoka, who advises him not to see Grogu. It’s unclear whether The Book of Boba Fett will be getting a season 2 but Din and Grogu have reunited for The Mandalorian season 3, and Dawson will headline her own Disney+ series, Star Wars: Ahsoka.
Plot details remain under wraps, but the Ahsoka spinoff is expected to tie into The Mandalorian and Rebels. In the former, it is revealed Ahsoka is hunting Admiral Thrawn, a primary antagonist of the latter whose fate is tied to the Jedi Ezra Bridger. At the end of Rebels, Ahsoka meets up with Sabine to search for Ezra. While a live-action Ezra has seemingly not been cast, Natasha Liu Bordizzo will play Sabine Wren in Ahsoka and many hope Rebels voice actor Lars Mikkelsen reprising the role of Thrawn in live-action. On top of that, Hayden Christensen’s Anakin is said to be appearing in the series, which should begin filming soon.