Borys Kit of The Hollywood Reporter confirmed what was only a rumor earlier today: Rosario Dawson has been cast as the fan favorite Jedi character Ahsoka Tano for season two of Disney+’s phenomenal hit show The Mandalorian.
True news: https://t.co/f7y30bUN3W
— Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit) March 20, 2020
It’s a big week for fans of Tano as she also returns to the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, also streaming on Disney+.
The character rose to popularity as Anakin Skywalker’s Padawan on The Clone Wars when it was on the Cartoon Network and also as a recurring character on Disney XD’s Rebels.
According to Slash Film: This is a fan-casting dream come true. In 2017, a fan tweeted at Rosario Dawson, asking her to appear in a Star Wars movie as Ahsoka, and the actress responded, “Ummmm… yes, please?! #AhsokaLives”
This tweet spurred groups of fans to campaign for her to play the role. Dawson was later asked about the fan campaign while appearing on Good Morning America, and she commented that “It would be amazing!”
The Mandalorian will return in September.