Dave Filoni Said Disney+ ‘Ahsoka’ Episode Was a ‘Religious Experience’


Since her appearance in the 2008 theatrical animated film Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Ahsoka Tano has played a crucial role in the Star Wars universe. She was introduced as Anakin Skywalker’s Padawan, and the two remained close throughout The Clone Wars series despite the prequel trilogy’s lack of any canon appearances for her.


After then, Ahsoka appeared on Star Wars: Rebels in 2014, reassuring viewers that the character survived the events of the first three films. Disney is eager to showcase Rosario Dawson’s portrayal of her character more frequently, as we saw in The Mandalorian Season 2 and The Book of Boba Fett.


Rosario Dawson, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ray Stevenson, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, and Ivanna Sakhno will all appear in the new series. And according to some reports, Hayden Christensen will return to the series as Anakin Skywalker. 


After watching one episode of the upcoming series, Ahsoka director and writer Dave Filoni described it as a “religious experience.” In an interview with Laughing Place at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo, Dawson presented Filoni’s reaction to one episode to the audience in attendance.


“So, I will say this. I will probably get in trouble for saying this, but Dave [Filoni] saw one of the episodes already edited together, and he walked up, him and Carrie Beck, both, like, glossy-eyed, and he said to me that it was ‘a religious experience.'”



Viewers can see if they have anything near a “religious” experience watching the show for themselves when Ahsoka hits Disney+ next March 2023.

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