Star Wars: Ahsoka may feature characters from Disney+ animated shows

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Dave Filoni has hinted that characters from animated Star Wars shows may appear in the upcoming Ahsoka series on Disney+

A number of Star Wars characters have successfully made the jump from animation to live-action over the years, with the very first being Boba Fett. The notorious bounty hunter made his debut in the ill-fated Star Wars Holiday Special in 1978, before leaping onto the big screen in The Empire Strikes Back.

Recent fan favourite faces that have managed to transition to live-action Star Wars shows have included Bo-Katan Kryze in The Mandalorian and Cad Bane in The Book of Boba Fett. The animated characters had previously made their debut in The Clone Wars, with both having been co-created by Dave Filoni.

The writer/director of the upcoming Star Wars: Ahsoka series was recently interviewed by The Wrap and asked if he was often thinking about how to get more of his animated creations into live-action shows.

“Very rarely,” said Filoni. “I know people think it’s the other way around, which is fascinating to me, but I think there’s two ways to look at that, which is that, yes, they were animated characters, but to me they’re just characters. And now I’m over here working in live-action. I’m comfortable with those characters, I know them, I like them and I like to see them around.”

“But also, it changes when they’re suddenly in a different medium. Katee (Sackhoff)’s talked about it a little bit, and the difference between performing Bo Katan as a voice actor versus performing her physically and being present on set as her – it’s a different vibe. I’m always cautious. And Jon (Favreau) and I talk about who will we bring in? I try to do it when it makes the most sense.”

“When we needed a gunslinger to go up against some of our characters in The Book of Boba Fett, Cad Bane’s name came up. I think looking at that, the first thing I think is, “Well, how do we do that and make it believable?” Like the character, he’s so lean and gaunt in The Clone Wars. And if we don’t do that, is it all CG? How are we going to portray that? If we don’t think we can do that effectively, then we shouldn’t do it.”

“At the end of the day, I’ve been very happy with the ones that have gone over. There may or may not be more in Ahsoka,”if that’s your thing. If you’re excited about that, I’m just saying that one might have a few more, which makes sense, by the way. As you know, I wrote it. You can’t fault me there.”

Star Wars: Ahsoka is due to debut sometime later this year on Disney+.

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