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The biggest talking points from the ‘Ahsoka’ trailer

Fans of the former Jedi Padawan won’t have to wait long for the new series to hit Disney+.

Fans of the former Jedi Padawan won’t have to wait long for the new series to hit Disney+.

Fans of the ‘Star Wars’ universe were treated to several news items on Friday, as along with information on three upcoming films, the first trailer for ‘Ahsoka’ was released.

The upcoming Disney+ series sees Rosario Dawson star as the exiled Jedi Ahsoka, the once apprentice of Anakin Skywalker before he became Darth Vader.

The trailer was released as part of London’s Star Wars Celebration, with Disney confirming the show will premiere in August.

Developed by Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, the limited series is one Star Wars fans have been waiting for with anticipation. So without further ado, let’s take a look at what stood out in the trailer.

Ahsoka searching for something

Having left the Jedi Order in its final years due to a conspiracy shown in ‘The Clone Wars’ animated series, Ahsoka’s status remains a mystery.

However, following appearances in ‘Star Wars Rebels’, ‘The Mandalorian’ and ‘The Book of Boba Fett’, she’s firmly aligned with the Jedi, to the point that she could even be called one.

The trailer shows her wandering what looks like an ancient temple, and she notes that the Jedi fell a long time ago, and that there aren’t many left.

In one scene, she can be seen battling Ray Stevenson’s character, Baylan Skoll, in a location similar to the World Between Worlds she visited in ‘Rebels’.

Ahsoka is joined by some familiar faces

Unsurprisingly, Ahsoka is joined by some characters we’ve seen before. Huyang (David Tennant), who was the lightsaber smith for the ancient Jedi Order and seen in ‘The Clone Wars’ makes an appearance.

Natasha Liu Bordizzo is playing the live-action version of Mandalorian warrior Sabine Wren, while Mary Elizabeth Winstead is Rebel general Hera Syndull.

Fan favorite Ezra Bridger, a former con artist and thief taken in by Kanan Jarrus to be trained as a Jedi, will be played by Eman Esfandi.

Ray Stevenson as Baylan Skoll

As mentioned, Stevenson’s character is Baylan Skoll. While not a Sith, he isn’t a Jedi anymore either, meaning he is likely a Dark Jedi.

Fans believe the character may be an adaptation of Joruus C’baoth from the ‘Heir to the Empire’ book trilogy since Ahsoka quotes that line in the trailer.

While there may be similarities, Making Star Wars says Skoll is a Jedi corrupted over time by the Dark Side, who now works for Grand Admiral Thrawn.

Ivanna Sakhno’s Shin Hati, Baylan’s apprentice, makes an appearance as well, wielding a red lightsaber similar to the one used by the Inquisitorius.

Grand Admiral Thrawn

We also get a look at Grand Admiral Thrawn. Unfortunately for viewers, the shot is only from behind, meaning we still don’t know who is playing the imperial military leader.

His name was first mentioned in live-action by Ahsoka in Season 2 Episode 5 of ‘The Mandalorian’.


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