The upcoming Star Wars: Ahsoka has spent a lot of its advertising and marketing up to now displaying that our titular former Jedi (performed by Rosario Dawson) is teaming up with members of previous Star Wars Rebels characters. However there’s one necessary character from Ahsoka’s previous that hasn’t been mentioned to date: her previous grasp Anakin Skywalker, performed once more by Hayden Christensen. Up till this level, he’s solely been vaguely referred to in Ahsoka’s earlier live-action appearances—at the least, till now.
If it’s been some time because you’ve seen Star Wars: The Clone Wars or Rebels, recall that the ultimate season of Clone Wars in 2020 noticed Ahsoka be taught that Anakin was being groomed by Palpatine to slaughter the Jedi and switch to the Darkish Facet of the Pressure. However she couldn’t act on that data as a result of Order 66 actually occurred proper as she realized that Darth Maul wasn’t bluffing. Like the other Jedi survivors, she had to enter hiding, and the 2 didn’t reunite till Anakin had been Darth Vader for over a decade and fought one another. Vader survived that struggle, and Ahsoka was thought to have died earlier than Ezra saved her by way of the World Between Worlds, which can be anticipated to play an enormous position on this present.
So yeah, there’s quite a bit for Ahsoka the present to work with, and the brand new promo has Anakin throughout it, from Baylan Skoll (Ray Stevenson) citing his legendary standing amongst the Jedi to his voiceover unfold throughout the promo. Not one of the footage is very new, however it’s good to see Anakin (and Christensen) once more, and really attending to work together with somebody so necessary to him! Like with Obi-Wan Kenobi, it seems as if he’s going to be enjoying an important position within the present by way of flashbacks, and possibly even previous visions of the person he was. No matter else he may do within the present should wait till Star Wars: Ahsoka releases August 23 on Disney+.
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