There is little doubt that people are currently hyped up about the upcoming live-action series that will focus on Ahsoka Tano. However, it looks like the new Star Wars show starring Rosario Dawson also came at a price. It has been revealed that Star Wars: Ahsoka is responsible for the Star Wars Rebels sequel being dropped by Disney and Lucasfilm.
Back in December, fans who tuned in to the second season of The Mandalorian were thrilled when Rosario Dawson finally debuted as Ahsoka Tano in the episode "Chapter 13: The Jedi". Although the character only appeared in one episode of Season 2, people were hoping that Ahsoka's decision to pursue her mission meant that they hadn't seen the last of her. Luckily, Disney and Lucasfilm dropped some exciting news during Disney Investor Day.
During Disney Investor Day, Disney and Lucasfilm announced Star Wars: Ahsoka, the live-action series that would follow Ahsoka Tano's adventures set in the same timeline as The Mandalorian. It was also confirmed that Rosario Dawson would reprise her role as the former Jedi.
But did the Ahsoka Tano series also mean that a planned Star Wars project will no longer push through? According to Kessel Run Transmissions, the premise of a possible Star Wars Rebels sequel was previously being discussed but has been scrapped in favor of Ahsoka, which would pretty much have the same premise but in live-action.
"There has been a conversation between Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni as to whether this live-action Rebels sequel is going to be live-action or animation, but it sounds like the way that the conversation had gone is that Rebels sequel being live-action, and that specifically being the Ahsoka series on Disney+," the report reads.
This would make sense considering that having two shows with the same storyline airing at around the same time would be too much, even for Star Wars. Although most fans were hoping to catch up on the rest of the crew of Ghost, it looks like they will have to settle for a series that follows Ahsoka's story and would hopefully reveal what happened to Ezra Bridger after his disappearance in the Rebels finale. Additionally, it might finally be time to see Grand Admiral Thrawn, who was mentioned in The Mandalorian Season 2, in all his live-action glory.
The Ahsoka Tano series starring Rosario Dawson has not yet been given an official release date. Stay tuned for more updates on this story.