It seems that “Ahsoka” has finally found its director!
Marvel’s ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ director Peter Ramsey has been tapped to direct at least one episode of the new ‘Star Wars’ live-action series, as reported by The Hollywood Postpone.
‘Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse’ Director Quits Marvel for ‘Ahsoka’
Peter Ramsey became the first black filmmaker to win an Oscar for an animated film when he co-directed ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’. Although “Ahsoka” is a live-action series, fans can’t wait to see the acclaimed director make the leap from Marvel to Star Wars, though he will remain in the Disney franchise.
Filming for “Ahsoka” will begin later this month. Additional directors and episode counts for the series have yet to be announced. The upcoming “Obi-Wan Kenobi” limited series will have six episodes. The recent live-action series “The Book of Boba Fett” had ten episodes.
“Ahsoka” will feature Anakin Skywalker’s padawan, Ahsoka Tano. Although the character debuted in “The Clone Wars” animation and appeared again in “Star Wars: Rebels,” she didn’t jump into live-action until “The Mandalorian.” Disney Plus’ first live-action series. . She was played by actress Rosario Dawson, who reprized her role for a brief appearance in “The Book of Boba Fett.”
Dave Filoni will write and executive produce the series alongside Jon Favreau.
The rest of the “Ahsoka” cast is slowly being revealed!
On Friday, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that History Channel’s “Vikings” star Ray Stevenson has joined the cast of “Ahsoka,” which is set to begin filming in Los Angeles later this month. Stevenson previously voiced Gar Saxon in “Star Wars Rebels” and “The Clone Wars.” He also played Volstagg in Marvel’s “Thor” movies and Blackbeard in the Starz pirate series “Black Sails.”
Hayden Christensen, who played Anakin Skywalker in the “Star Wars” prequel series, will reprise his role as Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader.
Last November, The Blast reported that the Australian actress Natasha Liu Bordizzo was cast as Sabine Wren. The character previously only appeared in the animated series “Star Wars: Rebels”. Sabine is a Mandalorian warrior who once worked as part of the Ghost Crew to fight against the Empire, including Grand Admiral Thrawn. Bordizzo debuted in Netflix’s “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny” in 2016. She also appeared in Netflix’s series “The Society” in 2019 before it was canceled.
Plot Details For Latest ‘Star Wars’ Show Haven’t Been Revealed Yet
Actress Ivanna Sakhno was also cast in a role yet to be revealed. At present, she is believed to be a new character that has been created for the series, as reported by Variety. Sakhno appeared in various movies, including “The Spy Who Dumped Me,” “Ivan the Powerful,” and “Pacific Rim: Uprising,” which also featured the “Star Wars” alum. Jean Boyegawho portrayed Finn in the “Star Wars” sequel trilogy.
It is also possible that Katee Sackhoff will reprise his role as Bo-Katan Kryze. Bo-Katan is from a different Mandalorian tribe than Sabine Wren, though her appearance in the series is yet to be confirmed. Although Bo-Katan previously only appeared in “Star Wars Rebels,” Sackhoff brought Bo-Katan to life in “The Mandalorian.”
Not much is currently known about the plot of ‘Ahsoka’, although it is slated for 2023. Considering how Ahsoka made an appearance in ‘The Book of Boba Fett’, it’s likely that ‘Ahsoka will be making a guest appearance in ‘The Mandalorian’ Season 3, which has yet to air. Season 3 may provide clues to the next leg of Ahsoka’s journey, though her appearance in ‘The Mandalorian’ season 3 has yet to be confirmed.