It is a fantastic time to be a Star Wars fan. Following the overwhelming success of The Mandalorian, The Bad Batch, and the upcoming slate projects set in a galaxy far, far away, fans are eager to see what the future holds. One of those big projects is the live-action Ahsoka series starring Rosario Dawson. Within a report regarding Marvel Studios’ first animated series What If…?, The Hollywood Reporter confirms what many fans could have guessed, Ahsoka will feature the live-action debut of fan-favorite Star Wars Rebels character Sabine Wren.
Per the initial report, Lucasfilm is looking for an actress to star opposite Dawson as Sabine in the series. A Mandalorian warrior, Sabine was a revolutionary leader during the early rebellion against the Galactic Empire. Fighting alongside Captain Hera Syndulla and Kanan Jarrus, Sabine is a member of the rebel crew aboard the starship Ghost. Notably, Sabine once wielded the fabled Darksaber, becoming a symbol within her homeworld of Mandalore.
Sabine was last seen during the series finale of Star Wars: Rebels. Following a climactic battle with the Empire, the young Jedi Ezra Bridger disappeared whilst saving his crew. Shortly thereafter, Wren and Ahsoka launched a search for their missing friend. When Rosario Dawson debuted as Ahsoka during season two of The Mandalorian in search of Grand Admiral Thrawn, many fans theorized this search would soon make its way to the live-action medium. Now, it appears those fans were correct and Ahsoka will feature the search for Ezra Bridger.
Sabine joins the aforementioned Ezra and Grand Admiral Thrawn as characters Lucasfilm is looking to transition from animation to live-action. Previously, rumors pointed to Aladdin star Mena Massoud portraying Ezra in the near future. Additionally, Hera Syndulla is also rumored to take the place of Cara Dune in the Rangers Of The New Republic Disney+ series following actress Gina Carano‘s slew of anti-Semitic and transphobic social media posts.
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