After they say “the Pressure will probably be with you, at all times,” they imply it.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the information on Friday that Hayden Christensen will return to the position of Anakin Skywalker in the forthcoming Disney+ live-action sequence Ahsoka. He’ll seem alongside Rosario Dawson, who will reprise her portrayal of Ahsoka Tano, as seen in one episode of the second season of the hit sequence The Mandalorian. The fan-favorite character debuted in the animated sequence Star Wars: The Clone Wars and continued by way of Star Wars: Rebels. In animation type, she was voiced by Ashley Eckstein.
Although the specifics of the brand new sequence are being saved near the cloak, Ahsoka’s historical past is tightly knit with Anakin, the midi-chlorian-rich Tatooinian who finally turned from Jedi Knight into Galactic ghoul Darth Vader. Certainly, Ahsoka was first assigned by Grasp Yoda to check as Anakin’s Padawan on the age of 14.
The brand new sequence is being written by Dave Filoni, who has been with Ahsoka Tano since her debut in 2008, and Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau will function govt producer. It seems Ahsoka will probably be set on the similar time in the Star Wars mythos as The Mandalorian, so 5 years after the destruction of the second Dying Star (and after Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker’s demise). Dying has by no means been a lot of a barrier for these with Pressure sensitivity, in fact, as first evidenced by Luke Skywalker receiving aural messages from Obi-Wan Kenobi moments after his decapitation.
In a since-deleted Instagram publish, Rosario Dawson shared a hyperlink to the THR story and wrote, “Skyguy, …They know!!! See you quickly, Snips.” (Skyguy and Snips are lovable nicknames Ahsoka and Anakin have for each other.)
Information of Christensen hopping again in the X-Wing first got here final yr when it was introduced he would seem in a special Disney+ sequence, Obi-Wan Kenobi, reverse Ewan McGregor. That present is ready years earlier (earlier than the Battle of Yavin, even!) when Darth Vader continues to be alive.
The re-introduction of characters and actors from “The Prequels” in a post-Rise of Skywalker panorama is one thing of a generational shift in the viewers for this materials. Talking in generalities, the growing old Gen X-ers who grew up with the Authentic Trilogy didn’t take kindly to the prequels, to the purpose of their distaste being the topic of a documentary movie. Millennials and youthful, by and huge, have fond, youthful recollections of the prequel sequence that ran from 1999 to 2005. They appear to truly take pleasure in it.
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