As Disney+ preps for the upcoming Ahsoka series, it looks like it’ll be a great new addition to their Star Wars programs. But can fans expect the former Jedi to become part of the Galaxy’s Edge section of the theme parks?
The character of Ahsoka Tano first appeared in 2008’s The Clone Wars animated movie. That led to the series of the same name, with Ashoka soon becoming quite popular. The young Togruta Jedi padawan was Anakin Skywalker’s apprentice during the conflict, slowly growing in her power.
But when she was framed for a bombing plot, Ahsoka left the Jedi Order. The final episodes of the Clone Wars series showed Ahsoka barely surviving Order 66, which wiped out the Jedi.
The Rebels series, set ten years later, showed that Ahsoka was now a member of the Rebellion and a duel with Darth Vader. The series ended with Ahsoka searching for former Jedi ally Ezra Bridger.
The character jumped to live-action in Season 2 of The Mandalorian, and is now played by Rosario Dawson. The new series has Ahsoka hunting for Grand Admiral Thrawn (Lars Mikkelsen) and uniting with former Rebels allies Hera (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Sabine Wren (Natasha Liu Bordizzo).
With a new trailer promising a lot of action and drama, there’s a question if Ahsoka can become a presence at Disney’s Galaxy Edge.
Can Ahsoka fit into Galaxy’s Edge?
It seems a difficult idea for Ahsoka to become part of some sort of attraction at Galaxy’s Edge. The theming is set during the Disney sequel era and Ahsoka is placed six years after Return of the Jedi. There’s also how there’s not too much of a place for Ahsoka in either Rise of the Resistance or Millenium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run.
The most likely idea is an Ahsoka actress in costume doing meet-and-greets with guests. Disney did have the Mandalorian and a puppet Grogu visit to promote the third season of the show and given the character’s popularity, this is the best idea. It’s also possible they may have actresses as Hera and Sabine with her or even a Thrawn actor leading some stormtroopers around.
This adds to rumors that Star Tours might be incorporating some planets shown in the Disney+ Star Wars shows to the shifting locations used. Nothing is confirmed there, but it would be a fun way to spark up the ride.
As it is, Disney hasn’t made any announcements of a presence of Ahsoka at Galaxy’s Edge, but it’s possible the character may be a meet-and-greet presence to promote this sure-to-be hit show.