Ahsoka Dave Filoni: the visionary behind much of the Star Wars universe, including animated hits like Clone Wars and Rebels, as well as live-action successes like The Mandalorian, is finally bringing his beloved character Ahsoka Tano to the forefront in her own Disney+ show, “Ahsoka.” Ahsoka, originally created by Filoni in collaboration with George Lucas for the 2008 Clone Wars movie, has evolved from a quippy teenager to a powerful adult warrior.
Filoni, in an interview with EW via Zoom, expressed his excitement about finally bringing Ahsoka’s story to the audience. He noted the privilege of creating within the Star Wars galaxy, emphasizing the joy of storytelling in this iconic world. Ahsoka’s journey in the new series explores the impact of her past as a child soldier in the Clone Wars, witnessing galactic changes and the fall of her mentor, Anakin Skywalker, to the Dark Side.
The series delves into Ahsoka’s transformation into a solitary, ronin-like wanderer, inspired by samurai stories and Akira Kurosawa films. Filoni wanted to explore who Ahsoka becomes after her world collapses, addressing not only the fall of the Jedi order but also the transformation of her mentor into one of the galaxy’s most evil figures.
“Ahsoka” is a narrative of mentors, where Ahsoka grapples with Anakin’s legacy and, in turn, becomes a master herself, taking on Jedi apprentice Sabine Wren. Filoni chose Sabine for her headstrong and reckless nature, reminiscent of Anakin, adding an intriguing dynamic to Ahsoka’s mentorship.
The series also introduces the concept of a Jedi Padawan, like Sabine, who doesn’t immediately connect to the Force. Filoni explores the idea that while everyone is connected to the Force, not everyone possesses the discipline or innate ability to wield it like a Jedi. This aspect adds relatability to Sabine’s character, making her journey more challenging.
“Ahsoka” reflects Filoni’s interests in reluctant masters, headstrong apprentices, and profound reflections on the nature of good versus evil. The series finale sets up potential storylines for a second season, involving fan-favorite characters like Ezra Bridger and Grand Admiral Thrawn. While Filoni remains tight-lipped about the future, he hints at several threads that could continue Ahsoka’s story, expressing a hope that one day they’ll see it unfold.
In the meantime, Filoni is also working on an untitled live-action Star Wars movie and has taken on an expanded role as chief creative officer for Lucasfilm. With his passion for storytelling and deep connection to the Star Wars universe, Filoni’s creative journey promises more exciting adventures for characters like Ahsoka Tano.
As Yoda wisely said in The Empire Strikes Back, “Always in motion is the future.” And for Dave Filoni and Ahsoka Tano, the journey is far from over.
Our Reader’s Queries
Is Dave Filoni working on Ahsoka?
Filoni remains committed to crafting his film and potentially delving into a second season of Ahsoka, all while fulfilling his new role.
Who is Ahsoka married to?
She bore a daughter before marrying Lux Bonteri.
Why was Ahsoka removed?
Ahsoka departed the Jedi Order after being wrongly blamed for a crime she didn’t commit. Disenchanted with the Jedi ways, she chose to seek a different journey. Before her departure, she experienced Force visions on the planet Mortis while on a mission with Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker.
Will there be a season 2 of Ashoka?
Indeed! Ahsoka season 2 is officially in the works. LucasFilm has verified that Dave Filoni is currently spearheading the development of the series.