The Mandalorian did a great deal to improve The Clone Wars and everything it brought into the Star Wars franchise, and Ahsoka can do the same for Rebels.

Ahsoka finally coming to Disney+ soon and it will expand on what Rebels established, like The Mandalorian did for The Clone Wars. The series was first announced back in 2020 around the time Rosario Dawson debuted as Ahsoka Tano in The Mandalorian. She took over from the great Ashley Eckstein, who had created the character in The Clone Wars and back in Rebels. Interestingly enough, when Ahsoka first debuted in the The Clone Wars she was not very well received, but as the show developed her character, she became one of the most beloved and typical characters across all Star wars.


There is no official scheduled release date for Ahsoka, although audiences could logically expect it in mid-to-late summer. This depends on the second 2023 Star wars shows, Skeleton Crew and Young Jedi Adventures. As she continues to stake her claim in the live-action landscape, Ahsoka can answer some important questions regarding the Force, the Jedi, and with Dave Filoni at the helm, the future of Star wars franchise. It is important that the series continues what The Mandalorian unexpectedly prompted to merge the once-separate realms of animated, live-action, and comics Star wars by presenting some familiar faces.

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Ahsoka will repeat Mando’s The Clone Wars Trick

Ahsoka and Mando with a pruning spear in The Mandalorian

One of the biggest draws for Ahsokabesides the main character’s natural traits, is the fact that the series brings back beloved members of the Ghost Crew from Rebels, giving them their live-action debut. Sabine Wren, Hera Syndulla, Chopper and Ezra Bridger are all set to appear. This will be a reunion of sorts Rebelswhich is important since a percentage of the franchise’s fanbase hasn’t delved into the wonders that are Star wars animated series. Now they get the incentive to do it. Ahsoka is the most significant Star wars series going forward because of how it unites the different sectors of the franchise.

The Mandalorian did similar for The Clone Wars. The animated series introduced the Mandalorians i Star wars, and the live-action series expanded on this side of the story. Meanwhile, i Rebels, Ahsoka significantly helped expand the understanding of the Force and the Jedi and showed that things are not all light and dark. In fact, there is an in-between – the Bendu – and this is where Ahsoka thrives. Ahsoka will follow The Mandalorian‘s footprint by improving what Rebels brought forward and delves deeper into the stories and character relationships like Ezra and Sabine’s. Thus, ignorant audiences will have good reason to watch Rebels on Disney+ if they haven’t already.

How Ahsoka is connected to Star Wars Rebels

Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars Rebels

When the first season of Rebels began, audiences weren’t expecting to see their favorite Togruta padawan return grown. She was last seen at the end of The Clone Wars season 5 when she decided to leave the Jedi Order. Therefore, her fate after Order 66 was a mystery. Yet it was revealed in Rebels and then later shown in Tales of the Jedi and EK Johnston’s novel, Ahsoka, that she joined the Rebel Alliance early on and served as a secret agent using the codename, Fulcrum. She then became a devoted ally of the Ghost Crew and helped Kanan and Ezra with their Jedi training.

All of this culminated in her, Kanan, and Ezra traveling to Malachor, home of an incredible Sith superweapon in the Season 2 finale, “Twilight of the Apprentice.” There she reunited with Maul and faced her former master, now Sith Lord, Darth Vader. Their duel is still considered one of the best in the entire franchise, and in season 4 it is revealed that Ezra saved her from dying and grabbed her through a portal in the World Between Worlds. Years later, she and Sabine would embark on a journey to find Ezra after his noble sacrifice in the Rebels series finale – and presumably when Ahsoka begins.

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