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Wow, it's empty in here!

Let's see what we have so far. Confirmed (more or less) are Mena Massoud as Ezra and Lars Mikkelsen as Thrawn. And rumor has it casting calls for Sabine Wren are out - not really surprising given the ending of Rebels but I'm still glad we get another Mandalorian.

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6 minutes ago, AnimeMania said:

Ivanna Sakhno has been cast as an unknown character in the Ahsoka series on Disney Plus.

 

Specifically, a new character.

As a point of trivia, she was in Pacific Rim: Uprising, with John Boyega. That happens a lot, I've noticed. Casting people who have worked with other SW actors. Maybe it's just who's around these days, but it sticks in the memory.

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Ahsoka’: Ray Stevenson Joins Rosario Dawson in Latest ‘Star Wars’ Series (Exclusive)
BY BORYS KIT    FEBRUARY 11, 2022 
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/ahsoka-ray-stevenson-rosario-dawson-star-wars-series-1235091736/

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Ray Stevenson is going from sailing the oceans to sailing the spaceways.

The actor, who last appeared on History Channel’s Vikings, has joined Ahsoka, the next Star Wars live-action series gearing up to go into production at Lucasfilm and Disney+.
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It is unclear who Stevenson will play, but sources say he is a villain in the series and will play an admiral … although, not Thrawn.

Ahsoka is due to begin shooting in Los Angeles at the end of April.

 

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Star Wars: The Rebellion Will Be Televised
BY ANTHONY BREZNICAN    MAY 17, 2022
https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2022/05/star-wars-cover-the-rebellion-will-be-televised 

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... Next year, Rosario Dawson will lead the series Ahsoka, playing the live-action version of a fan-favorite Force wielder from animation who was once an apprentice to Anakin Skywalker. ....

It’s a bountiful time to be a Star Wars obsessive, to say the least. McGregor—who wrestled with joining the galaxy in the late ’90s and wrestled again with whether to return—says the gig has saturated his life. “My partner, Mary, is doing that Star Wars series with Rosario and she’s about to start,” he says. Lucasfilm hadn’t previously confirmed rumors that Mary Elizabeth Winstead will be in Ahsoka, but…now they don’t have to. “Our little boy has been born into this massive Star Wars family,” says McGregor, whose son with Winstead was born last summer. “He will either embrace it or really go the other way. I don’t know. Maybe he’ll be a Trekkie!”
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While Luna is the kind of actor who huddles in the backseat of a car, hiding his Star Wars call from a probably oblivious driver, Rosario Dawson is the type who FaceTimes her friend’s eight-year-old while in costume as alien Force-seeker Ahsoka, her full blue-and-white head tails framing burnt-umber makeup and white warrior markings. “I called my friend Polina because her son Cosmo is a huge fan of Star Wars, knows every ship, every robot,” says Dawson. “He sees me and throws the phone across the room. Just freaked out. I’ve gotten ice cream with this kid. We’ve hung out. But it was too much that this character he loves was starting to talk to him and said his name. She calls me back the next day and goes, ‘Cosmo just walked into the room and told me: He’s ready now.’ I said, ‘Well, that’s very sweet, but I am no longer in costume. His moment is missed.’ ” She shrugs. “That will be a life lesson for him moving forward.”

Dawson has the same enthusiasm for Star Wars as Cosmo. Her casting as Ahsoka Tano, who previously was voiced by Ashley Eckstein and existed only in animation, was the result of a fan suggestion that Lucasfilm took seriously. Someone tweeted Dawson a piece of art depicting her as the heroine, and she responded: “Ummm… Yes, please?” That made its way to Filoni, who had been working with Favreau to include Ahsoka in both The Mandalorian and later The Book of Boba Fett. His ultimate goal was to give Ahsoka her own TV series.

In October 2021, after Dawson had shot guest spots, she read a trade report about Christensen possibly joining her stand-alone show. Anakin Skywalker had been the character’s mentor, and Vader’s memory would understandably still haunt her. Dawson took a screenshot of the headline and opened Instagram, using the characters’ nicknames for each other from The Clone Wars as a caption. “I just posted, ‘Skyguy…They know!!! See you soon, Snips.’ ” Only later did she realize that the report was just an unconfirmed rumor. Fans took her post as hard confirmation, and the powers that be at Lucasfilm were distressed. “I looked in my email, and Star Wars was like, ‘You might want to take that down,’ ” Dawson remembers. “I’m like, ‘Man, I can’t be trusted.’ ”
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Ahsoka will appear on Disney+ in 2023, though Lucasfilm, eager to reclaim secrecy, still won’t confirm if Dawson had inadvertently leaked the truth about Anakin or if it really was a false report. As with every Star Wars title, emotions and nostalgia are wrapped up in this series. Filoni, who’s overseeing the show, helped create the title character with Lucas, and watched her become a touchstone to young girls who were drawn to “Snips” as the first lead female in the Jedi order. The quest Ahsoka has hinted at in her guest appearances on The Mandalorian and Boba Fett, hunting an Imperial grand admiral named Thrawn who vanished into deep space at the conclusion of the animated Rebels series, is likely to be explored further, although plot details are still being tightly held. “Ahsoka is a continuous story,” Filoni offers. “It is definitely driving toward a goal, in my mind, as opposed to being little singular adventures. That’s what I want the character to be doing, and I think that’s what fans want now. They have such a relationship with her. I’ve only recently started to understand that all those kids that watched Clone Wars are now a lot older—they’re very excited about all the things they grew up with, as they should be.”

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Thanks for that @MissLucas!

I checked IMDb for the actress named in that article who'll be playing Sabine. Here's the main photo from her page. She certainly has the right look.

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‘Ahsoka’ Stars Rosario Dawson, Natasha Liu Bordizzo Debut Sneak Peek Footage at Star Wars Celebration
By Adam B. Vary, Angelique Jackson, Wilson Chapman    May 28, 2022
https://variety.com/2022/tv/news/ahsoka-star-wars-celebration-rosario-dawson-natasha-liu-bordizzo-1235278204/

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“Ahsoka” star Rosario Dawson popped up at Star Wars Celebration on Saturday to bring anxious fans a special surprise — some first look footage from the upcoming Disney+ series, which played exclusively for attendees.
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And Dawson came armed with more surprises. First, she introduced a very special guest: the trusty droid Chopper, who makes his live-action debut alongside Ahsoka in the series. Then, she cued up a less-than-30-second clip, which featured Dawson in her full Ahsoka regalia, along with quick glimpses at “Star Wars Rebels” characters Hera and Sabine Wren. The footage ends with Ahsoka looking at art of the cast of “Star Wars Rebels,” which implies other characters from the show will make their live-action debuts.

The final surprise came after the lights in the arena came back up, just in time for Natasha Liu Bordizzo to make her official debut as the actor who will bring Sabine to life.
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“The audition process is as confidential as everything else, so I had no idea what I was reading for at first,” Bordizzo told Variety. “I was reading from another film, that had nothing to do with ‘Star Wars,’ and I was trying to analyze the material with no information, but I was like, ‘I feel like this is almost like a young Han Solo vibe to this character,’ not knowing it was Star Wars, mind you.”


Rosario Dawson and Natasha Liu Bordizzo takes the stage at SWCA 2022 | Star Wars Celebration Live!
Star Wars    May 28, 2022


Dave Filoni on Bringing Thrawn and Other Rebels Characters to Ahsoka
IGN   May 28, 2022

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19 hours ago, MissLucas said:

Yes! Hera!

https://www.ign.com/articles/ahsoka-first-teases-ezra-bridger-sabine-wren-and-hera-syndulla-chopper-star-wars-rebels

ETA: Since she's the only confirmed female cast member whose role has not been spelled out yet chances are this is Mary Elizabeth Winstead's part.

I like your detective work here! Extrapolating on that a little bit, I see that Ray Stevenson has also been cast for an Ahsoka role. Could we be looking at Zeb? 🤞

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2 hours ago, ProudMary said:

I like your detective work here! Extrapolating on that a little bit, I see that Ray Stevenson has also been cast for an Ahsoka role. Could we be looking at Zeb? 🤞

Ditto! I always thought they'd skip Zeb for live action due to design problems, but since it looks as if the whole Phantom crew (hello there, Chopper) is going after Ezra they need Zeb and Ray Stevenson would certainly fit the part. The Hollywood Reporter claims he'll play a villain because 'sources' said so 🤷‍♂️ maybe the can't shake off that he voiced Gar Saxon? 

And I missed another female cast member in my deduction work: Ivanna Sakhno - she's probably a better match for Hera due to her pointy chin.

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Ahsoka: Live-Action Sabine Wren Actress on Art and Star Wars Rebels Aftermath
IGN   May 29, 2022


Ahsoka Tano's Current Connection to the Force and Jedi
IGN   May 29, 2022

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Star Wars TV Status Report: The Latest on Lando, Mando, Ahsoka and 5 Others
By Matt Webb Mitovich / June 5 2022
https://tvline.com/lists/every-star-wars-tv-series-release-date-casting-news/ 

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AHSOKA
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WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Ahsoka follows the former Jedi knight (who made her live-action debut during Season 2 of The Mandalorian and subsequently appeared in The Book of Boba Fett)  as she investigates an emerging threat to the vulnerable New Republic.

WHEN IS IT SET?: During the post–Return of the Jedi reconstruction era, same as The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett.

CONFIRMED CAST: Rosario Dawson (as Ahsoka), Natasha Liu Bordizzo (as fan-favorite character Sabine Wren) and…. a droid named Chopper.

RUMORED CAST: Mary Elizabeth Winstead (per THR and then her partner, Obi-Wan star Ewan McGregor, in a Vanity Fair piece) — but not officially announced, yet.

FILMING STATUS: Filming officially began in early May 2022.

PREMIERE DATE: Season 1 will premiere sometime in 2023.

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Ahsoka Will Please Rebels Fans, But It's a 'Standalone' Star Wars Story
BY LEON MILLER   JULY 8, 2022
https://www.cbr.com/ahsoka-will-please-rebels-fans-but-is-standalone-star-wars-story/ 

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Ahsoka star Natasha Liu Bordizzo recently explained that the upcoming Disney+ show will tell a "standalone" story that will please everyone, regardless of whether they're already a fan of Star Wars Rebels.

Bordizzo confirmed that the popular animated series was not required viewing before diving into Ahsoka, in an interview with Empire. "A lot of people have not seen Rebels," she said. "It’s great for them to have seen it, but we’ve got a standalone chapter as it is." ....
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Ahsoka will premiere on Disney+ sometime in 2023

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Rosario Dawson appeared at Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) yesterday...

(There are more video clips from her panel in this tweet thread)

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