An alleged picture from the set of the upcoming Ahsoka Disney+ series showcases a pretty exciting confrontation, but it sounds like the image is too good to be true.
Ahsoka Tano has become quite the fan-favorite since debuting in the 2008 animated feature Star Wars: The Clone Wars as the padawan of a reluctant Anakin Skywalker. She went on to become a central character in the subsequent television series, and soon after joined the ranks of Star Wars: Rebels.
Rosario Dawson has brought Ahsoka to life with appearances in The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett, and development is underway for her own spin-off series on Disney+. There haven’t been many updates about the show’s production in recent months, and as fans wait for the first look at Ahsoka, it seems a Twitter post making the rounds is a false start.
AHSOKA VS. DARTH MAUL?
The following picture made its way online this week, seemingly depicting a scene between Ahsoka and a character that very much resembles Darth Maul:
The headdress on the character in the foreground is practically identical to that of Ahsoka, and the red skin and pointy head of the man beside her is a dead ringer for Darth Maul. However, as many commenters on the post pointed out, the cameras that are being used don’t seem to be on par with the gear Lucasfilm employs.
In addition, self-proclaimed “Star Wars insider” Bespin Bulletin had this to say about the image:
Unfortunately, it sounds like the picture shows nothing more than a possible cosplay shoot. As Bespin Bulletin claims, Ahsoka won’t actually be filming for a few more weeks, which means real set photos may not make their way online until later this spring, or possibly in the early summer. That is if the series does a substantial amount of filming on location as opposed to the Volume digital set that’s been used in The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, and in the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series.
Ahsoka was first announced in December 2020 during the Disney Investor’s Day presentation. Rosario Dawson received rave reviews after her guest appearance in the Mandalorian season two episode “The Jedi”, and Lucasfilm wasted no time in giving her a full project. Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni are developing the story, which is set to take place in the same time period as The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett.
Rangers of the New Republic was announced alongside Ahsoka in 2020, with Favreau and Filoni intending to crossover the four shows in a “climactic story event”. Development of Rangers was put “on hold” after Lucasfilm parted ways with Gina Carano, who was seemingly set to be the lead of the series. Despite Rangers not moving forward, the interconnectivity between the other shows was on display as recently as the Book of Boba Fett episode “From the Desert Comes a Stranger”, which featured appearances from Ahsoka and Din Djarin.
As for Ahsoka, there have been a handful of reports over the last few months regarding the cast that will be joining Rosario Dawson. The Hollywood Reporter says Hayden Christensen will be part of the show as Anakin Skywalker, and May Elizabeth Winstead and Ray Stevenson will be playing unknown characters. Sabine Wren from Rebels will reportedly be making the leap to live-action in Ahsoka as well, being played by Natasha Liu Bordizzo, according to Deadline.
With Star Wars Celebration coming up next month, and a panel featuring Lucasfilm’s live-action filmmakers kicking off the weekend, updates on the series may not be too far down the road.
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