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Ahsoka Tano Gets a Live-Action Disney+ Series

That galaxy far, far away is about to get even bigger! On December 10, 2020, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy announced a number of new Star Wars films and TV series, including a limited live-action TV series revolving around none other than Ahsoka Tano. Official description: After making her long awaited live-action debut in The Mandalorian, Ahsoka Tano’s story, written by Dave Filoni, ... [Continue Reading]

27th January 2021 // 9 Comments

Dave Filoni’s Christmas Message 2020

2020 was a harrowing year for many of us, a year which saw a new pandemic, multiple natural disasters, and political upheaval across the globe. But there were a few bright spots, including the final season of The Clone Wars, the highly-anticipated second season of The Mandalorian, the live-action debut of Ahsoka Tano, and Dave Filoni’s Christmas message to his fans and followers. The Filoni ... [Continue Reading]

17th January 2021 // 3 Comments

Dave Filoni Thanks Fans For Their Birthday Wishes

In what has become an annual tradition, Lucasfilm animation guru Dave Filoni thanked fans for their birthday wishes by sharing another Dave Filoni exclusive sketch. Last year, he shared a Tolkien-inspired sketch of “Ahsoka the White” perched upon a clifftop, gazing out onto the horizon; in 2017, his cryptic sketch teased the return of Ahsoka Tano in Star Wars Rebels’ final ... [Continue Reading]

11th June 2020 // 1 Comment

Highlights From the 2019 Star Wars Celebration ‘Clone Wars’ Panel

As many of you have probably noticed, especially those of you who follow me on my personal Twitter account, 2019 was a challenging year for me in many respects. Deaths in the family, financial woes, job-related anxiety, and the loss of my beloved cat Juno all took their toll on me, robbing me of the enthusiasm and energy I needed to run this site. That’s why I never got around to writing ... [Continue Reading]

7th January 2020 // 2 Comments

Dave Filoni Shares Two More Sketches of Ahsoka Tano

Dave Filoni isn’t just one of Lucasfilm’s most respected figures and a masterful storyteller; he’s also one hell of an artist, as he has demonstrated on numerous occasions. If you’ve been following him on social media or watching his panels at Star Wars Celebration, you’ll no doubt have seen some of his “doodles” at some point. Earlier this year, he ... [Continue Reading]

26th June 2019 // 1 Comment

Dark Horse to Publish ‘The Art of Star Wars Rebels’ Art Book

If you’re a fan of Star Wars Rebels, it’s time to make some room in your bookshelves or clear some space on your coffee table because Dark Horse Books and Lucasfilm have a special treat in store for you this autumn in May 2020! IGN has announced that Dark Horse has teamed up with the creative team over at Lucasfilm Animation and will be publishing a hardcover art book that promises ... [Continue Reading]

13th February 2019 // 2 Comments

Dave Filoni’s Christmas Gift to Ahsoka Tano Fans

Dave Filoni and Lucasfilm may have given fans of The Clone Wars the perfect gift this summer when they announced that the prematurely-cancelled series would be returning for one final season in 2019 but the Star Wars Rebels executive producer had one more gift to bestow on his social media followers on Christmas Day 2018: a brand new image of Ahsoka Tano in her guise of “Ahsoka the ... [Continue Reading]

8th January 2019 // 4 Comments

Designing Ahsoka Tano: From Padawan to Heroic Rebel

In her article Designing Star Wars: Ahsoka Tano, StarWars.com editor and blogger Kristin Baver celebrated the tenth anniversary of Star Wars: The Clone Wars by looking back on some of Dave Filoni’s earliest concept art and character designs for Ahsoka Tano to see how this much-loved character was brought to life and how she grew from the headstrong teenage warrior seen in The Clone ... [Continue Reading]

21st August 2018 // 0 Comments

SDCC to Host ‘Clone Wars’ 10th Anniversary Panel

The dearly loved and critically-acclaimed animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars will be celebrating its tenth anniversary this year with a bang. Earlier this month, Funko announced that it will be launching a new range of Clone Wars Funko Pop! figures and this week, Lucasfilm announced that it will be holding a special anniversary panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2018. The panel will be ... [Continue Reading]

28th June 2018 // 2 Comments

Dave Filoni Sheds Light on Ahsoka and Kanan’s History

In what has recently become a weekly info drop, Star Wars Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni revealed that Ahsoka Tano and Kanan Jarrus had met each other long before the events of the season one finale, ‘Fire Across the Galaxy’. This revelation couldn’t have been more timely as it was something I had given some serious thought to just a few days earlier. Ahsoka and the-then ... [Continue Reading]

25th July 2017 // 0 Comments

When Ahsoka Met Bendu…

If you follow Star Wars Rebels’ executive producer Dave Filoni on social media, you’ll know that he has a penchant for dropping bombshells when you least expect them… such as mere hours after Ahsoka Tano’s debut in Star Wars: Forces of Destiny. Not content to let fans ride the euphoric wave of Clone Wars nostalgia, Filoni decided that this was as good a time as any to send ... [Continue Reading]

11th July 2017 // 1 Comment

Dave Filoni’s Cryptic Birthday Gift to Ahsoka Tano Fans

Star Wars Rebels Executive Producer Dave Filoni proves once more that he’s the gift that keeps on giving by sharing a brand-new piece of Ahsoka Tano art… on his birthday, no less. Ever since the debut of the Star Wars Rebels season 4 trailer back in April, there’s been endless speculation about the mysterious white wolf that appears in several of its scenes. One popular theory ... [Continue Reading]

8th June 2017 // 4 Comments

Ashley Eckstein: ‘We Want Her Universe to Be the Home of Your Ahsoka Fashion’

It seems like only yesterday that Ashley Eckstein announced that Her Universe would be joining the Hot Topic family of brands and that the web store would be temporarily closed for business (over the busy holiday season, no less). But after months of hard work behind the scenes, Her Universe is finally back online and open for business (you can read Ashley’s letter here). And, boy, does ... [Continue Reading]

26th January 2017 // 7 Comments

Ahsoka’s Untold Tales – Part 7: Duel

Over the course of our series on the Ahsoka’s Untold Tales panel, we’ve learnt a little more about some of the key events that helped shape Ahsoka Tano into the complex and resilient character we all love. From her humble beginnings on Shili to her time living amongst the denizens of the Coruscant underworld, from her mission to a beseiged Mandalore to her pivotal role within the ... [Continue Reading]

13th January 2017 // 1 Comment

Ashley Eckstein Tells Fans “Ahsoka Has a Future”

During one of Disney’s immensely popular Star Wars Day at Sea cruises, StarWars.Com reporter Bryan Young got the chance to chat with Ahsoka Tano herself – Ashley Eckstein – to see if she could shed any light on what Dave Filoni has in store for the character. Unfortunately, all she was allowed to say was that “Ahsoka has a future”. What this purposefully vague ... [Continue Reading]

9th January 2017 // 4 Comments

Ashley Eckstein and Dave Filoni Pay Tribute to the Late Carrie Fisher

On December 27, 2016, Star Wars fans around the world were shocked to learn that actress Carrie Fisher – best known for her iconic role as Princess (later General) Leia Organa – had passed away only days after suffering a major heart attack during a flight to Los Angeles. In her post on Instagram, a heart-broken Ashley Eckstein (voice of Ahsoka Tano) expressed her deep sorrow over ... [Continue Reading]

6th January 2017 // 3 Comments

Ahsoka’s Untold Tales – Part 6: Rebel

Thanks to the Ahsoka’s Untold Tales panel at Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016 and E.K. Johnston’s young adult novel, Star Wars: Ahsoka, we’ve learnt a little more about those years between Ahsoka Tano’s departure from the Jedi Order and her long-awaited return to our screens in the season one finale of Star Wars Rebels. We now know that she spent some time living in the ... [Continue Reading]

6th December 2016 // 3 Comments

Ahsoka’s Untold Tales – Part 5: After the War

When Ahsoka Tano left the Jedi Order in The Clone Wars season five finale ‘The Wrong Jedi’ and walked off into the sunset, a huge question mark hung over her fate. For two years, fans were left wondering what had happened to the disillusioned young apprentice. Had she survived Order 66? Had she been captured (or killed) when the Empire seized control of the galaxy? Would we ever see ... [Continue Reading]

1st December 2016 // 7 Comments

Ashley Eckstein Reveals Limited Edition Ahsoka Tano Holiday Pin

On November 23rd, 2016, Ahsoka Tano voice actress and Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein revealed this year’s Her Universe collectible Star Wars holiday pin, which features an all-new design by Dave Filoni. The pin depicts a younger Ahsoka Tano wearing a blue hooded winter coat (similar to the one seen on The Clone Wars) and will be given out as a free gift with every Her Universe ... [Continue Reading]

29th November 2016 // 1 Comment

Ahsoka’s Untold Tales – Part 4: Siege of Mandalore

Ever since Captain Rex mentioned serving alongside Ahsoka Tano from the Battle of Christophsis to the Siege of Mandalore in the Star Wars Rebels episode ‘The Lost Commanders’, fans have been aching to learn more about the pair’s final mission together. Granted, Ahsoka’s mission to Mandalore was nothing entirely new. Those who had watched the Untold Clone Wars panel back in ... [Continue Reading]

17th November 2016 // 8 Comments

Ahsoka’s Untold Tales – Part 3: Return to the Jedi

When Ahsoka Tano walked away from the Jedi Order at the end of the fifth season of The Clone Wars, many of us didn’t expect her to work alongside her former master or any of the other Jedi ever again. Of course, we now know that she would eventually team up with the Jedi Kanan Jarrus and his Padawan Ezra Bridger in Star Wars Rebels and learnt that she also played an important role in the ... [Continue Reading]

30th August 2016 // 6 Comments

Ahsoka’s Untold Tales – Part 2: Ahsoka’s Walkabout

Back in April 2015, we got our first glimpses of some concept art and a short (and unfinished) clip depicting Ahsoka Tano on a speeder bike in the depths of Coruscant. These little morsels of information were revealed during the Untold Clone Wars panel at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim but it wasn’t until this year’s convention that we learnt a little more about what happened to ... [Continue Reading]

18th August 2016 // 7 Comments

Ahsoka’s Untold Tales – Part 1: Discovery

Avid fans of the critically-acclaimed Star Wars: The Clone Wars will probably already know that Ahsoka Tano was discovered by Plo Koon and brought to the Jedi Temple on Coruscant at the tender age of three. Until recently, everything we knew about Ahsoka’s childhood was limited to a couple of lines of dialogue and a flashback scene. But during the Ahsoka’s Untold Tales panel at Star ... [Continue Reading]

24th July 2016 // 10 Comments