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First introduced in Star Wars: Rebels, the character of Sabine Wren is about to make the jump to live-action. As reported by Deadline in November 2021 and confirmed by Lucasfilm at Star Wars Celebration, Natasha Liu Bordizzo (Day Shift, Netflix’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) will play the part in the upcoming Ahsoka series. However, there are a few hints that could indicate the character will be introduced to audiences a few months earlier, when The Mandalorian season 3 comes out in February 2023.
Story-wise, it makes complete sense. Sabine was the one that gifted the Darksaber to Bo-Katan in Star Wars: Rebels, before she ultimately led her country to the Night of a Thousand Tears. In The Mandalorian season 2, she already showed a great deal of regret for deciding to accept the gift, so revisiting that moment in the third season would line up perfectly. From the way season 2 ended and the trailer that was shown at Celebration, we know that Bo-Katan’s ambition to win back the Darksaber in combat will play a major role in season 3. We also know that we are going to see a lot of Mandalorians during the season, and with Dave Filoni slowly bringing more of the animated characters he created into the show, it adds up. Ahsoka’s episode in season 2 will be looked back on as a backdoor pilot for Ahsoka, so it would make sense to have at least another setup for the spin-off show in the third season, which will end just a few weeks before Ahsoka starts airing….