Last year, we saw a bit of a fake-out with previous rumors stating that Star Wars: Rebels character Sabine Wren would be appearing in Season 2 of The Mandalorian, only for that character seen in trailers to be someone else completely. But, we did see live-action versions of Ahsoka Tano and Bo-Katan giving fans the idea that surviving members of Star Wars: Rebels would be making the jump to live-action for Disney+ shows.
In December, it was announced by Lucasfilm that Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka would be getting her own solo series on Disney+ with an unannounced release date.
The Hollywood Reporter’s Aaron Couch is now stating from sources that the studio is looking to cast an actress to play Sabine Wren for the Ahsoka series.
For now, What If …? is focusing on characters who have already appeared in live-action. But animation history has noteworthy examples of popular characters who appeared in animation first before making it big in live-action. Harley Quinn debuted in the 1990s Batman animated series decades before debuting in Suicide Squad, while Ahsoka Tano, the fan-favorite Jedi, appeared in animation in 2008 before Rosario Dawson made the jump to live action in The Mandalorian season two. Now, Dawson is leading a live-action Ahsoka spinoff for Disney+, with sources saying Lucasfilm is looking for an actress to star opposite Dawson as Mandalorian warrior Sabine Wren.
This could line-up with other character rumors for the show and might explain why Sabine didn’t show up in The Mandalorian, as she was being saved for Ahsoka Tano’s solo series.
The Ronin is hearing that it’s possible that Ahsoka might end up shooting in the United Kingdom rather than California, but we’ll have to wait for further confirmation of that before saying that is a “sure thing.” It’s worth nothing that both The Mandalorian Season 3 and Obi-Wan Kenobi are currently using the Californian facilities over the summer.
Lucasfilm is notoriously hush-hush when it comes to casting on The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett. They might be just as secretive with Ahsoka. Then again, with Andor and Obi-Wan Kenobi they were willing to share names on the call-sheet.
SOURCE: THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER