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  • Writer's pictureAaron Fonseca

Ahsoka Cast and Character Guide

The Star Wars universe has grown further than ever following the conclusion of the sequel trilogy. But rather than have the story told with more new characters than ever, these stories have been sculpted with a mixture of new faces like Grogu and Din Djarin and familiar ones like Obi-Wan Kenobi and Ahsoka Tano. While some stories were told in the past, such as Kenobi's isolation on Tatooine, Ahsoka's has forged on with a totally new narrative set after the events of Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

Ahsoka will see the titular hero reunite with friends and enemies of her past in a story that was in the making even as far back as Star Wars: The Clone Wars, where she was first introduced. With the return of Grand Admiral Thrawn on the horizon, it's up to Ahsoka to assemble friends from her past, like Ghost Squadron, to amass a force capable of stopping Thrawn's attempt to seize control of the galaxy with a new Empire. However, it will require new and old enemies and more mature versions of heroes only seen in animation.

Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano

When Ahsoka was first introduced, she was a young teenager and Padawan to Anakin Skywalker. Through their adventures during the Clone Wars, she learned of friendship, loss and discipline and eventually chose to leave the Jedi Order after being framed. From there, Ahsoka remained a protector and was present during the Seige of Mandalore, facing Maul and surviving Order 66 not long after. Years later, she obtained white-bladed lightsabers and aided the Rebel Alliance, crossing paths with Ghost Squadron and facing off with her master after he became Darth Vader.

After the Galactic Civil War, Ahsoka was a solo adventurer, looking for Thrawn and Ezra Bridger after the finale of Star Wars Rebels. Now entering live-action, thanks to actress Rosario Dawson, Ahsoka is stronger, wiser and more traveled than ever. Leading up to her solo series, she's already met Din Djarin and Luke Skywalker and will now call upon her Rebels allies to continue her mission of stopping Thrawn and finding her lost friend.

Natasha Liu Bordizzo as Sabine Wren

Sabine Wren was an intelligent Mandalorian who inadvertently aided the Empire in making a deadly weapon that was used against her people. After being exiled, Sabine encountered and joined Ghost Squadron, and she learned to save lives. In her time, she learned to wield the Darksaber and tried to save her planet, but in Ahsoka, it's revealed she remained on Lothal after Ezra's disappearance. Now, with Ahsoka calling on her again, Sabine has returned to her old self, traveling the galaxy, and she's even become the apprentice to Ahsoka. It's unclear if she's Force-sensitive, but if not, it's proof of just how much of a skilled warrior Sabine is.

Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Hera Syndulla

Hera Syndulla was the daughter of a Twi'lek general and revolutionary and, at a young age, showed signs of her rebellious nature. Aiding Omega and the Bad Batch was the start of a journey that would see her become an expert pilot and a ranking member of the Rebel Alliance. As the leader of Ghost Squadron, she also encountered and had a romantic relationship with Kanan Jarrus until his untimely death. But even though he had died, he left behind a son that Hera cared for. In Ahsoka, she will be a member of the New Republic, urging those in charge to take heed of Thrawn's rise in the Outer Rim. However, her pleas may fall on deaf ears, leading her to be a rebel once again alongside Ahsoka and her friends.

Ray Stevenson as Baylan Skoll

Not much is known about the late Ray Stevenson's Baylan Skoll, but what has been revealed already set him up as a deadly threat. A Jedi survivor of the Great Jedi Purge, Skoll turned to the dark side and became a mercenary alongside his apprentice, Shin Hati. Now, hired by Morgan Elsbeth, he and Hati have wreaked havoc across the galaxy and crossed blades with Ahsoka. Though he's proven his humorous chops as Volstagg in the Thor movies, this new role will show just how intimidating Stevenson could be.

Lars Mikkelsen as Grand Admiral Thrawn

Lars Mikkelsen has appeared in shows like Sherlock and The Witcher, but his most famous role may be as Grand Admiral Thrawn in Star Wars Rebels. While he only used his voice, the cold, piercing confidence that came out of the character was enough to terrify anyone who came across him. Now, with the voice giving the character life in live-action, it could add a whole new level to the villain. But more than that, it gives Ahsoka and her friends a longtime enemy with a new era of tricks up his sleeve to be a terrifying threat.

Eman Esfandi as Ezra Bridger

Eman Esfandi will be bringing Ezra Bridger to life in live-action and may add a more mysterious layer to the hero, who was last seen sacrificing himself to stop Thrawn from destroying Lothal in Star Wars Rebels. With his location unknown, Ahsoka may finally answer what happened to Ezra and pay off a reunion that was years in the making. However, with the only live-action footage of Ezra being a recorded hologram, it's hard to say how he will act when he reappears in the modern day to the Ghost Squadron.

Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker

Hayden Christensen brought a more human face to the menacing Darth Vader in the prequel trilogy, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars gave Anakin Skywalker a more evolved history that bolstered Christensen's performance. And Christensen's return in Obi-Wan Kenobi opened the door for more cameos, including one in Ahsoka. It's unclear how Christensen will play the character, but it's possible it could be in a flashback with Baylan Skoll or a younger Ahsoka. It could also be as a Force ghost or even as a flashback to when Ahsoka faced Darth Vader. No matter the version, seeing the actor back in his most iconic role will be a delight.

Ivanna Sakhno as Shin Hati

Known for her role in Pacific Rim: Uprising, Ivanna Sakhno will be bringing the mysterious Shin Hati to life. Hati is the apprentice to Baylan Skoll and is working with Morgan Elsbeth to usher in a new reign alongside Grand Admiral Thrawn. She's also a skilled duelist and pilot, facing off against Sabine in a brutal lightsaber duel. She seems far more aggressive than Skoll and perhaps even more unhinged, likely bringing an unpredictable edge that Ahsoka and her apprentice will have to contend with.

Diana Lee Insonato as Morgan Elsbeth

Diana Lee Inosanto is a stuntwoman and actress who appeared in movies like Blade. In the Star Wars universe, she appeared as a woman named Morgan Elsbeth, who was an imperial sympathizer and worked closely with Thrawn. After facing The Mandalorian and Ahsoka, it was believed that would be the last of her, but she's taken on a larger role in Ahsoka. As the one who hired Baylan Skoll and his apprentice, this will be her most ambitious effort yet to bring Thrawn back, and nothing will stop her endeavors.

David Tennant as Huyang

David Tennant is best known for his roles in Doctor Who, Good Omens and Jessica Jones, but he also lent his voice to the droid Huyang in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Huyang was an architect droid who trained generations of Jedi in crafting their lightsaber, including Yoda. His knowledge even earned him the title of Professor, which he's worn with pride ever since. He was an invaluable ally to the Jedi Order and will now reunite with Ahsoka on her mission to find Ezra and stop Thrawn.

Genevieve O'Reilly as Mon Mothma

Following her role as a younger Mon Mothma in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Genevieve O'Reilly brought new life to the character in recent years. From her voice appearing in Star Wars Rebels to taking a more hands-on approach in Rogue One: A Star Wars Storyand Andor, O'Reilly's Mon Mothma has gone further than original actress Caroline Blakiston ever had. Now, as one of the heads of the New Republic, audiences may see a more aggressively peaceful side to her character that shows she won't jeopardize peace even if it means risking the end of another democracy.

Paul Barnell as Marrok

Sith Inquisitors were Jedi who fell to the dark side and joined the Sith. Without training or a true master, they never became full Sith but relished in the power that came with the shift in allegiance. Though Inquisitors fell with the Empire, a mysterious new one named Marrok appeared in Ahsoka. Played by stuntman Paul Barnell, this masked mystery has had rumors swirling over if the Inquisitor is Barriss Offee or even Starkiller. While Marrok could be a placeholder name, putting a name to this mysterious addition puts some mystery to rest -- for now.

Ahsoka debuts on Disney+ Aug. 23.

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