The folks at /film have just learned that Rosario Dawson has been cast as the live-action version of Ahsoka Tano in the second season of The Mandalorian! The character first appeared in Star Wars: The Clone Wars as Anakin Skywalker’s Jedi padawan apprentice, and then in Star Wars: Rebels. Dawson is just the perfect actress for the role!
This is a fan-casting dream come true. In 2017, a fan tweeted at Rosario Dawson, asking her to appear in a Star Wars movie as Ahsoka, and the actress responded, “Ummmm… yes, please?! #AhsokaLives” This tweet spurred groups of fans to campaign for her to play the role. Dawson was later asked about the fan campaign while appearing on Good Morning America, and she commented that “It would be amazing!”
— Rosario Dawson (@rosariodawson) February 7, 2017