Star Wars Celebration has given those in attendance the first look at the upcoming Disney+ Ahsoka series and teased live-action versions of Star Wars Rebels’ Sabine Wren, Chopper, and Hera Syndulla will be part of the series, and with a mural of Ezra Bridger in the show, there’s a good chance he may appear as well.
While the general public will have to wait to see the Ahsoka footage, IGN was in attendance and can share that it begins with Ahsoka on the bridge of the Ghost and she is joined by Hera Syndulla, although we only see her from the back. We also get what appears to be a live-action recreation of the final scene of Star Wars Rebels and get a look at Sabine Wren from the back looking at a mural that includes an illustrated Ezra Bridger.
It was also confirmed that Natasha Liu Bordizzo will play the live-action version of Sabine Wren. Bordizzo also stopped by Star Wars Celebration and shared a bit about how much this role means to her.
“So much I could say,” Bordizzo said. “I feel like I’ve just been adopted into a new family. I feel that way about everyone I work with but also the fans. It’s just the most welcoming, creative… I mean, I never experienced anything like this. Set is going really well.
“I know how much Sabine means to many people in this room, and I know how much she means to Dave and I think you guys are going to be really excited about the journey she’s about to have.“
All of these characters were first introduced in Star Wars Rebels and their story will continue when Ahsoka arrives in 2023.
Ezra Bridger was the main character of Star Wars Rebels and was born on Lothal and became a bit of a thief and con artist. His journey would take him to the crew of the Ghost, which also included Hera, Sabine, Chopper, and Garazeb “Zeb” Orrelios. Kanan Jarrus was also a member of the crew and would teach Ezra the ways of the Jedi. At the end of Rebels, Ezra was with Grand Admiral Thrawn and Ahsoka and Sabine were getting set to search for him.
Sabine Wren is a Mandalorian warrior and graffiti artist who claimed the Darksaber and used it to rally her people against Viceroy Gar Saxon. She then gave the Darksaber to Bo-Katan Kryze before it was taken by Moff Gideon and then Din Djarin.
Hera was the captain of the Ghost and is one of the best pilots from that galaxy far, far away. Hera and Chopper were both small parts of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
This Ahsoka news was just one of the many reveals at Star Wars Celebration so far, and joins the release date and first trailer of Star Wars’ Andor, the announcement of Star Wars: Skeleton Crew with Jude Law, the official teaser trailer of Willow, the first image from Indiana Jones 5, and the confirmation that the third season of The Mandalorian and the premiere of Ahsoka will arrive in 2023.
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