The Clone Wars’ Ashley Eckstein Shares Thoughts On Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka
When Rosario Dawson was announced to star as Ahsoka Tano in The Mandalorian Season 2, fans were excited for the chance to see one of the most beloved Clone Wars characters in a live action series. And there were plenty left wondering what Ashley Eckstein had to say, considering the actress was the one who truly brought the character to life in Clone Wars, Rebels and briefly in The Rise of Skywalker. Well, the Eckstein decided to assuage concerns via a post on her Instagram in which she weighed in on the situation. You can see her post below.
“It has been my dream for 14 years to continue to play Ahsoka Tano in all forms,” the actress stated, while stressing that she will “continue to be grateful for opportunities to help create stories for Ahsoka Tano and I am always happy to see her legacy continued.
“I am only one member of a tremendously talented team of people that it takes to bring Ahsoka Tano to life,“ she continued. “The final decisions for Ahsoka are not mine to make and I cannot comment on something that I truly know nothing about.”
While Dawson will likely be great as the character, it is a little disappointing to not see Eckstein get a chance to portray Ahsoka in a live action medium. But we’ll always have Clone Wars.
After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
Pedro Pascal (Kingsman: The Golden Circle) stars as a lone Mandalorian gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy and is joined by Gina Carano (Deadpool) who plays Cara Dune, a former Rebel Shock Trooper, having trouble re-integrating herself into society.; and Carl Weathers as Greef, a man who heads a guild of bounty hunters that hires The Mandalorian for a specific job.
The series also stars Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (Supernatural), Carl Weathers (Predator), Omid Abtahi (American Gods), Werner Herzog (Grizzly Man) and Nick Nolte (Affliction).
Jon Favreau serves as executive producer and showrunner for the series, Directors for the first season included Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels), who helm the first episode, plus Deborah Chow (Jessica Jones), Rick Famuyiwa (Dope), Bryce Dallas Howard (Solemates) and Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarok), who have also provided the voice for bounty hunter IG-88 in the series.
The Mandalorian is executive produced by Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy and Colin Wilson. Karen Gilchrist will serve as co-executive producer.
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Clone Wars' Ashley Eckstein Talks Rosario Dawson's Ahsoka