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Star Wars: Obi-Wan Series Should Cast Young Ahsoka Since Anakin Is Here Already

By Kunal Sharma
April 1,2021

Obi-Wan is all set to meet Anakin in the upcoming Disney+ Star Wars series Obi-Wan Kenobi. Now of course this meeting will surely remind him of the time that they were Jedi Master and padawan. But Anakin didn’t always stay a padawan as we know now, he went to become Darth Vader. However, before that, he had a padawan of his own called Ahsoka. 

So to show the entire picture of Anakin’s long journey from being in the light to going to the darkness, Lucasfilm needs to cast a younger Ahsoka Tano who will appear through flashbacks. Also, there is literally no reason for this to not happen, since Rosario Dawson is already portraying Ahsoka. 

Obi Wan, Ashoka And Anakin

Obi Wan, Ashoka And Anakin

What Could Young Ahsoka Bring To Obi-Wan Kenobi?

The Obi-Wan Kenobi series will surely explore the fallout of Anakin’s drift into the darkness. Also, we know that Obi-Wan will be dealing with his own regrets since he wasn’t able to do more for stopping Anakin’s descent. 

Obi Wan Kenobi and Ashoka

Obi Wan Kenobi and Ashoka

Along with this, the flashbacks could also explore Obi-Wan’s guilt at not supporting younger Ahsoka when she was falsely accused of grave murder. This could prove to be a nice little segway that could make Kenobi wonder if failing to support Anakin led to him joining up with the Sith. 

As for Anakin, when the Jedi Council falsely condemned Ahsoka, that marked the end of his final attempt to reconcile with the Jedi faith. After all, when she decided to leave the Jedi Order as well as him behind, he said- “More than you realize, I understand wanting to walk away from the Order.” 

Ashoka And Anakin In Clone Wars

As for Ahsoka, in season 7 of The Clone Wars, she said to Darth Maul that Anakin won’t abandon the light for the darkness and that his vision wasn’t right. But she didn’t know that Maul was actually right and she was wrong simply because her love for Anakin blinded her to his capacity for darkness. 

This is the same thing that Obi-Wan experienced. So the show can definitely explore such moments which involved Anakin and his downfall. This will lend more context as well as emotion to an already well-known story. 

Can’t Rosario Dawson Just Play Young Ahsoka? 

While finding a younger actress who looks like a younger version of Rosario Dawson could be a challenge but it’s not impossible. Also many have wondered if Rosario could just play a younger version with some makeup, but it seems unlikely since the flashback sequences will have to take place about 3 decades before the events of The Mandalorian. So Rosario wouldn’t be anywhere near that age range. 

So casting a younger actress should solve this issue and give the story some much-needed nuance and depth. After all, if this casting isn’t done then the writers would be leaving a lot of rich potentials behind at the table. 

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