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Ahsoka: Lucasfilm Casts Birds of Prey’s Mary Elizabeth Winstead In Star Wars Disney+ Show

By Ishita Chatterjee
January 22,2022

2022 is going to be a jam-packed year for Star Wars fans. Currently, The Book of Boba Fett is running and soon, other shows like Obi-Wan Kenobi will take its place. But those are the ready-to-go shows.

Lucasfilm also has plenty of Star Wars shows in development. One of the main ones is Ahsoka. The Rosario Dawson-led show will be the titular hero’s first solo entry in the franchise.

Ahsoka Tano made her live-action debut in Chapter 13 of The Mandalorian, and from that moment on, fans wanted to see more of the character. The Ahsoka series will give fans a deeper look at one of the longest-running heroes of the galaxy far, far away.

Filming for the series of rumored to begin within the next couple of months, and Lucasfilm is leaving no stone unturned for it. They are bringing in an all-star cast to help tell the story of Dawson’s titular hero.

Ahsoka Adds Mary Elizabeth Winstead To Its Cast

Mary Elizabeth Winstead in Birds of Prey as Huntress

Mary Elizabeth Winstead in Birds of Prey as Huntress

Till now, it has been announced that Hayden Christensen will be reprising his role as Anakin Skywalker/ Darth Vader. This was sort of expected since their mentor/mentee relationship was pretty much the backbone of the animated The Clone Wars series.

Now, fans are already making fan theories on how the two will meet. Along with Christensen and Dawson, the series will star newcomer Natasha Liu Bordizzo as Sabine Wren from the Rebels show. That’s not all. Ivanna Sakhno is also joining the cast in an undisclosed role.

Thought that’s all? Not so fast! Joining this quartet of actors is another big name.

The Hollywood Reporter has recently revealed that Lucasfilm has cast Mary Elizabeth Winstead in Disney+’s upcoming Star Wars show Ahsoka. So Winstead will join the already stacked cast of Hayden Christensen, Rosario Dawson, Ivanna Sakhno, and Natasha Liu Bordizzo. However, it hasn’t yet been revealed what role she is playing.

Winstead Joins Star Wars After DC Stint

Ahsoka Tano and Anakin Skywalker

Ahsoka Tano and Anakin Skywalker

Mary Elizabeth Winstead has an impressive resume. She has been working for about two decades and has blockbusters like Live Free or Die Hard and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World on her resume.

Most recently, she was seen in the 2020 DC and Warner Bros. movie Birds of Prey with Margot Robbie. But now, she will step into a galaxy far, far away with her new role in the upcoming Ahsoka show.

Till now, her role has been undisclosed. So there will certainly be fan theories about which character she is playing. She may play a new character who will be introduced in the Ahsoka show. Or maybe she will play a classic character from another Star Wars medium.

Ahsoka Tano

Ahsoka Tano

Also, we don’t know how many times she will show up in the six episodes of the Star Wars show. But regardless of who she plays, she has just become the latest name to join Lucasfilm’s highly-anticipated Ahsoka series.

Filming is going to begin this spring. So it’s probably just a matter of time before we get more clarity on her role. Right now, Ahsoka is preparing to shoot. As said before, the show is rumored for a Spring 2023 release on Disney+.

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