Fan favourite character added to the Disney+ series.
There had been some rumours circulating for months now that Disney+'s new successful show The Mandalorian would have some fresh faces for its second outing, but none of us could have guessed it would be Rosario Dawson (Briarpatch, Lego Batman and Zombieland: Double Tap) joining, and as fan favourite Ahsoka Tano from The Clone Wars and Rebels.
/Film broke the news first last night, claiming that they had been trying to get to the bottom of this story for at least two months and could finally reveal it after having it confirmed from a couple of different sources.
Despite this almost breaking the internet, no comment has been made by Lucasfilm or from Dawson's representatives at the time of publishing, though someone for Disney has said any official casting news would have to come from StarWars.com.
Though we shouldn't be too surprised about Tano's return to the franchise, Dave Filoni, the man behind: The Clone Wars and Rebels, also has a hand in The Mandalorian, so it's natural that he would include his and one of the fan's favourite characters. Rosario herself is a admirer of Tano, tweeting that she would love to play the Togruta Jedi back in 2017. Her inclusion now begs the question: will we also see the Mandalorian warrior Sabine Wren at some point this season too?
The other name that has been whispered around fans of Star Wars is Iden Versio. Excitement started when someone asked actress Janina Gavankar (provided voice and motion capture for Iden in the 2017 game Star Wars Battlefront II) whether she would ever play a live action Iden, to which she responded with "You’ll have to ask Mr. Dave Filoni.".
Confirmed returning cast are: Pedro Pascal (Din Djarin AKA Mando), Carl Weathers (Greef Karga), Gina Carano (Cara Dune), Giancarlo Esposito (Moff Gideon) and of course Baby Yoda.
Filming wrapped on the set of the second season of The Mandalorian two weeks ago and it will premiere in October.
For those of you not too sure who Ahsoka is, or why we are all going crazy, watch this.