Source: The Hollywood Reporter
Ahsoka got a closeup at D23 Saturday, with Star Wars steward Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni talking about the new series.
Rosario Dawson’s character first appeared in live-action season two of The Mandalorian, and showed up in The Book of Boba Fett. Before that, she’d been a favorite in animation, and Favreau and Feloni saw Mandalorian as a testing ground for the character to see if audiences wanted more of her in live-action.
“The character has found new legs with the work we’ve been doing, and a show called The Mandalorian really set that up beautifully,” said Feloni, who created the series.
Both Favreau and Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy praised Filoni’s talent for narrative and growth. Favreau calls the new series Filoni’s “magnum opus.”
The series also stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ivanna Sakhno, Natasha Liu Bordizzo and Eman Esfandi as fan favorite animation character Ezra Bridger, who jumps to live action with the series. Hayden Christensen returns as Anakin Skywalker, while Ray Stevenson plays a villain….