The new Ahsoka trailer has been released at Star Wars Celebration for the series starring Rosario Dawson coming to the Disney Plus streaming service.
Watch the trailer below, which shows off Rosario Dawson’s portrayal of Ahsoka Tano along with other beloved characters from the Star Wars Rebels animated series and The Mandalorian, including Sabine Wren (Natasha Liu Bordizzo), Hera Syndulla (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), and the fan-favorite grumpy droid, Chopper.
“Something’s coming. Something dark,” Ahsoka says. “I sense it.”
The sneak peek offer glimpses of both action and story, such as Ahsoka engaging in combat with droids, characters brandishing lightsabers with red blades, Mon Mothma, a rear-view of Grand Admiral Thrawn, and the archaic droid Huyang.
Disney Plus has also confirmed Ahsoka will be released in August and that Natasha Liu Bordizzo and Mary Elizabeth Winstead have joined the cast.
Watch the trailer below.
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What is the history of Ahsoka Tano?
In “The Jedi” episode of The Mandalorian, Rosario Dawson made her live-action debut as Ahsoka Tano where Mando approached her to train his ward, Grogu, in the ways of The Force, but Ahsoka refused. Despite this, she joined forces with him and pursued her own objective of tracking down Grand Admiral Thrawn.
Before her live-action portrayal, Ahsoka Tano was first introduced in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Ashley Eckstein provided the character’s voice, and she was given the nickname “Snips” by her master Anakin Skywalker. Ahsoka developed from a strong-willed student to a skilled warrior and leader before departing from the Jedi Order. Later, she reappeared in the Star Wars Rebels animated series and joined forces with the Ghost rebels crew, including Sabine and Hera. In one of the show’s most intense moments, Ahsoka engaged in a lightsaber duel with her former master, Anakin Skywalker.
“I’m just really glad that she lived, that we’ve been able to continue growing with her,” Dawson told StarWars.com when taking on the role. “I think that she’s so special.”