Star Wars Fans Divided Over Controversial Recasting In Ahsoka Series
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Star Wars Fans Divided Over Controversial Recasting In Ahsoka Series

A Star Wars Actress Shares Her Reaction To The Ahsoka Trailer And The Recasting Of Hera Syndulla

By Amitabh Mukherji
April 17,2023

Star Wars fans have been treated to exciting announcements about the future of the franchise, including the upcoming Ahsoka live-action series, set to premiere in August 2023. The series is expected to pick up where Dave Filoni’s previous work left off, and feature the return of beloved Star Wars Rebels characters.

Original Voice Actress Responds To Hera’s Recast

Vanessa Marshall

Vanessa Marshall, the original voice of Hera Syndulla in Star Wars Rebels, recently shared her excitement for the Ahsoka series and congratulated the cast and crew. Marshall’s role has been recast, with Mary Elizabeth Winstead set to play Hera in the live-action series. Despite this, Marshall expressed no hard feelings and promised fans that they would all be together again soon.

Winstead Acknowledges Marshall’s Legacy

Mary Elizabeth Winstead

In a recent interview, Winstead acknowledged Marshall’s contribution to the role and stated that she would be doing her own version of the character in the series. Fans can expect some deviations from the version of Hera seen in Rebels.

Other Rebels Characters In Ahsoka

Ezra Bridger

Ezra Bridger In Star Wars: Rebels

Hera won’t be the only Rebels character to appear in the Ahsoka series. Sabine Wren, played by Natasha Liu Bordizzo, and Ezra Bridger, played by Eman Esfandi, are also set to make appearances. Original voice actors for Grand Admiral Thrawn and Zeb have returned to their respective roles in the live-action series.

While some fans may be disappointed with the recasting of certain roles, the return of beloved characters and the introduction of new ones promises an exciting continuation of Filoni’s Star Wars stories.