Rosario Dawson Campaigning for Ahsoka Film

Ahsoka–Padawan of Anakin Skywalker–has returned to the Star Wars universe once before and it looks like fans are trying to do it again with the help of Rosario Dawson.

Anakin’s Padawan may be relatively unknown in the Star Wars franchise, but she still has a massive fan base of passionate followers, thanks to her voice actress Ashley Eckstein, founder of the Her Universe fashion line. Ahsoka’s become a fan favorite over the years and yet we’ve never seen her in any of the live action films… but it looks like that could be changing soon.

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Since the Walt Disney Company acquired the rights to Lucasfilm, we’ve gotten a slew of TV shows, films, and books… including a book titled Star Wars: Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston. So it seems like Ahsoka is making quite a comeback (again) and a lot of it has to do with the fans.

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When The Clone Wars was cancelled in 2014, fans campaigned and petitioned for the return of Ahsoka and they were answered with Rebels in 2014. Star Wars fans have had a lot of influence in the past, and they’re hoping to take matters into their own hands once again with Ahsoka.

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In February, Rosario Dawson expressed an interest in portraying Ahsoka in a Star Wars film and since then the internet has been on fire with petitions and debates.

Of course, Disney hasn’t come anywhere close to confirming it… but they haven’t denied it either. In fact, the official Star Wars Twitter account recently followed Dawson just adding fuel to the fire.

Check out this clip of Rosario Dawson on Good Morning America where she talks all about her hope of an Ahsoka film one day (pro-tip: skip to 4:50):

 

What do you think of this campaign? Do you say yay or nay to an Ahsoka anthology film? Who would you like to see star in their own movie next? Boba Fett? Obi-Wan? Jar Jar? Let us know in the comments! 

Amanda Woomer-Limpert is one of the Geekiverse’s newest writers, a Star Wars freak, and a former Disney Cast Member. Ahsoka Tano is her #1 lady in the Star Wars universe (after Princess Leia, of course).

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3 thoughts on “Rosario Dawson Campaigning for Ahsoka Film”

  1. Please no. Going by her performance in the Netflix marvel shows, which was very good, she is all wrong for Ashoka. It needs to be someone very petite and extremely athletic to accurately portray Ashokas catlike grace. And should probably have martial arts skills. She should be to Ashoka as ray park was to darth Maul.

    I am sure Disney knows they need to tread very very carefully on this one. Ashoka is one of the most beloved Star Wars characters. If not the most. They need to get it absolutely right or not do it at all. I am of the belief she will remain an animated character only.

  2. For the love of all things holy! Please, No! Just No!
    Ahsoka should only be portrayed by Ashley Eckstein I am a huge fan of Ahsoka but will not support a live action film if Ashley Eckstein is not involved.

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