As anticipation builds for the premiere of Disney+'s Ahsoka, fans have been graced with a new teaser trailer just days ahead of its two-episode debut. The highlight of the teaser? The unmistakable voice of Hayden Christensen reprising his iconic role as Anakin Skywalker.
In the trailer, viewers watch Rosario Dawson's Ahsoka Tano confront Sith warrior, Baylan Skoll, portrayed posthumously by Ray Stevenson. As tension mounts, Ahsoka’s memories drift back to her complex history with Anakin, who tragically succumbed to the allure of the dark side.
While Anakin remains unseen, his presence is palpable, as his voice solemnly advises Ahsoka, "In this war, you'll face more than just droids. As your master, it's my duty to prepare you. Don’t be afraid. You can do this, Ahsoka." At this juncture, many are left speculating about the extent of Christensen's involvement in the series.
When approached, representatives for Ahsoka remained tight-lipped, offering no comment to Entertainment Weekly's inquiries. Star Wars aficionados are well-acquainted with Ahsoka's evolution from an impetuous Padawan under Anakin's tutelage to a formidable warrior, one who ultimately disavows the Jedi Order.
Their last encounter was wrought with heartbreak, as Anakin, consumed by his Darth Vader persona, clashed with Ahsoka on Malachor.
Ahsoka's Quest After Empire's Fall
Ahsoka's forthcoming series delves into her adventures following the collapse of the Galactic Empire, as portrayed in the 1983 classic, Return of the Jedi.
As she unites with fellow rebels such as Sabine (essayed by Natasha Liu Bordizzo), Hera (played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead), and the ever-loyal droid Chopper, their collective mission becomes clear: to locate their ally, Ezra Bridger (Eman Esfandi), who vanished into hyperspace with the nefarious Grand Admiral Thrawn (Lars Mikkelsen).
Ahsoka's live-action journey began recently in 2020 with The Mandalorian, but her backstory remains largely uncharted. Speaking to EW, Dawson shared insights into her character’s trajectory. "She’s often perceived as a lone wolf," she began, "But this series delves deeper, shedding light on her path as an autonomous warrior.
We revisit old ties, gaining a deeper understanding of her as she navigates her present, informed by a poignant past." The upcoming series is poised to explore these untold narratives, ensuring fans are in for a captivating ride.