It seems “Ahsoka” has finally found its director!
Marvel’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” director Peter Ramsey has been tapped to direct at least one episode of the newest “Star Wars” live-action series, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
‘Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse’ Director Leaves Marvel For ‘Ahsoka’
Peter Ramsey became the first Black filmmaker to win an Academy Award for an animated film when he co-directed “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.” Although “Ahsoka” is a live-action series, fans can’t wait to see the acclaimed director make the jump from Marvel to Star Wars, although he will still remain in the Disney franchise.
Shooting for “Ahsoka” will begin later this month. Additional directors and the number of episodes in the series have not yet been announced. The upcoming “Obi-Wan Kenobi” limited series will reportedly have six episodes. The recent “The Book of Boba Fett” live-action series had ten episodes.
“Ahsoka” will star Anakin Skywalker’s padawan, Ahsoka Tano. Although the character got her start in the animated “The Clone Wars” and appeared again in “Star Wars: Rebels,” she didn’t make her jump into live-action until “The Mandalorian,” the first Disney Plus live-action series. She was played by actress Rosario Dawson, who reprised her role again for a brief cameo appearance in “The Book of Boba Fett.”
Dave Filoni will be writing and executive producing the series alongside Jon Favreau.
The Rest Of The ‘Ahsoka’ Cast Is Slowly Being Revealed!
On Friday, The Hollywood Reporter revealed that the History Channel’s “Vikings” star Ray Stevenson had joined the cast of “Ahsoka,” which is scheduled to begin filming in Los Angeles later this month. Stevenson previously voiced Gar Saxon in “Star Wars Rebels” and “The Clone Wars.” He also played Volstagg in Marvel’s “Thor” films and Blackbeard in the Starz “Black Sails” pirate series.
Hayden Christensen, who played Anakin Skywalker in the “Star Wars” prequel series, will reprise his role as Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader.
Last November, The Blast reported that Australian actress Natasha Liu Bordizzo has been cast as Sabine Wren. The character had previously appeared only in the animated “Star Wars: Rebels” series. Sabine is a Mandalorian warrior who once worked as part of the Ghost Crew to fight back against the Empire, including Grand Admiral Thrawn. Bordizzo first made her debut in Netflix’s “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny” in 2016. She also appeared in Netflix’s “The Society” series in 2019 before it was canceled.
Plot Details For The Latest ‘Star Wars’ Show Have Yet To Be Revealed
Actress Ivanna Sakhno has also been cast in a yet-to-be-disclosed role. At this time, it is believed that she is a new character that has been created for the series, as reported by Variety. Sakhno has appeared in various films, including “The Spy Who Dumped Me,” “Ivan the Powerful,” and “Pacific Rim: Uprising,” which also included “Star Wars” alum John Boyega, who portrayed Finn in the “Star Wars” sequel trilogy.
It is also possible that Katee Sackhoff will reprise her role as Bo-Katan Kryze. Bo-Katan belongs to a different Mandalorian tribe than Sabine Wren, although her appearance in the series has yet to be confirmed. Although Bo-Katan had previously only appeared in “Star Wars Rebels,” Sackhoff brought Bo-Katan to life in “The Mandalorian.”
There is not much currently known about the plot of “Ahsoka,” although it is slated for release in 2023. Given how Ahsoka made an appearance in “The Book of Boba Fett,” it is likely that Ahsoka will make an appearance in season 3 of “The Mandalorian,” which has yet to air. Season 3 might provide clues as to where Ahsoka’s journey will head next, although her appearance in season 3 of “The Mandalorian” has yet to be confirmed.