Rosario Dawson Continues To Push For Live-Action Ahsoka Tano Role.

A while ago, fan art from BossLogic showed what Rosario Dawson would look like as Ahsoka Tano – and when this was brought to the actress’s attention, she commented that she’d love to play the character if such an opportunity arose. Now, it’s come to light that Dawson’s continued her campaign to portray the character and is in full support of online fans who are pushing for Lucasfilm to give her such an opportunity.


Dawson recently had an appearance on Good Morning America to promote her upcoming thriller Unforgettable. During the show, the subject of Marvel Comics came up due to her involvement as Claire Temple in all of the Netflix shows – and while she was on the subject of Disney’s genre entertainment, she brought up a little bit on Star Wars: that she’s still interested in playing Ahsoka if Lucasfilm are looking to use the character in a movie.



In case you missed it, here’s the BossLogic fan art showing what Dawson would look like as Ahsoka between The Clone Wars and Rebels that piqued her interest in the character:

The door is certainly open for Ahsoka to make another appearance past Rebels, but it doesn’t seem like another movie announcement is immediately on the cards considering that they opted not to reveal so much as a date for the third Anthology film. Assuming that Ahsoka lives (and make no mistake, she’s still alive) into or after the Original Trilogy era, one could make the case that you could have Dawson portray the character at that age since their ages match up around that point. Having her play Ahsoka before then on the timeline would be a harder sell from a visual standpoint (as you’d have to get into the whole Dawson’s Creek problem where you’ve got an adult portraying a teenage/young adult character), but there’s more room to tell a story with the character there. Either way, we at SWNN would love to see Dawson portray this character in live-action as long as she’s got Ashley Eckstein’s blessing.


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Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

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Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

77 thoughts on “Rosario Dawson Continues To Push For Live-Action Ahsoka Tano Role.

  • April 22, 2017 at 5:38 am

    Ehhhh, She looks enough like her but her voice is way too deep compared with Eckstein’s more airy one. Not only that but she is far too old to play her in the PT/OT era and way too young to play her in the ST.

    • April 22, 2017 at 5:40 am

      We really haven’t seen a popular animated character brought to life yet, No one gave a crap about Aalya Secura before was put in II and nobody gave much of a crap about Gurerra either.

    • April 22, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      Ahsoka is an alien, we dont know her life span (she could live to 90 or 600). If they wanted to bring a “young Ahsoka” into the current Sequeal films then they could

  • April 22, 2017 at 6:01 am

    I like Rosario, but I don’t know about this. She’s a good person, and seems to really want it. I don’t think there’s much Ahsoka left anyway after season 4 of Rebels. Put the girl in a star wars movie, but I’m not sure this character is the right fit.

    • April 22, 2017 at 8:20 am

      /r “I don’t think there’s much Ahsoka left anyway”

      There wasn’t much left of Saw either, but he was in Rogue One.

      hehe, get it?

      • April 22, 2017 at 5:04 pm

        Just enough to make one quick death scene… a rogue one death scene…

  • April 22, 2017 at 6:06 am

    I can dig it

  • April 22, 2017 at 6:17 am

    Rosario would be amazing as Ahsoka. She’s the perfect age to play her if she does indeed live beyond season 4 of Rebels. But yes, there is the voice issue.

    • April 22, 2017 at 10:19 pm

      Meh, she sounds close enough. it’s not like Forest Whitaker sounded anything like Saw Gerrera’s voice actor. Matt Lanter (thankfully) sounds nothing like Hayden Christiansen.

  • April 22, 2017 at 7:47 am

    If Ahsoka is ever used in a live-action movie, could Ashley Eckstein overdub the body actor’s voice just like James Earl Jones’ voice replaced that of the physical Vader actor?

    • April 24, 2017 at 6:10 pm

      Just make Ashley do motion capture and you’ll have both. From what I see in Rebels Ahsoka is VERY tall. Inhuman tall for a girl. THey’d either have to get a really really tall actress and then figure out how to get those head-tentacles to work without falling off during every stunt or they could do what they always did with complicated aliens and simply make her mostly CGI. And if they do that, Ashley is the woman for the job.

  • April 22, 2017 at 8:17 am

    I’m, uh… kinda bored of Ahsoka.

    pls d0n’t k1ll m3.

  • April 22, 2017 at 8:22 am


  • April 22, 2017 at 9:00 am

    Clone wars movie! Encompass and repair in one swoop!

    • April 22, 2017 at 9:54 am

      yeaaa, but ive seen Ashley in the makeup, and it doesnt look good at all IMO

      • April 22, 2017 at 10:07 am

        I’ve seen that too, but that’s the fault of the cheapo cosplay make-up, not Ashley’s.

        Anyone would look silly if the make-up / prosthetics weren’t done right.

        • April 22, 2017 at 11:35 am

          I rather serve the character instead of fan service. Rosario Dawson has the chops, and even Freddy Prince said he wouldnt play a Kanan in live action, just doesn’t fit. I think you need an established, experienced actor to bring a character like Ahsoka to life

          • April 22, 2017 at 1:19 pm

            I feel most of the Rebels cast could easily represent their character on live action. (The Hera actress could easily play her and I really hope the do it)

          • April 22, 2017 at 8:59 pm

            Totally agree — most of the the principle actors bear strong physical resemblance to their characters. I absolutely expect Vanessa Marshall to make a cameo as Hera in the sequel trilogy. Freddie Prinze has the kung fu chops, but he’s a semi-retired dad, and his character is most likely on borrowed time anyway.

          • April 23, 2017 at 1:59 am

            I dont know if they established the canon life-span of Twileks yet (could be human or beyond), but they could easily have Hera in sequel triology while still keeping her “young”.
            Similar with Ahsoka, we havent established if Togruata live for 90 or 600 years.

          • April 22, 2017 at 8:40 pm

            The fan service depends on who you’re a fan of…

    • April 22, 2017 at 1:05 pm

      Do you know that Bart Simpson is voiced by a woman, right?

      Do you imagine James Earl Jones wearing the suit of Darth Vader?

      Ashley is a fantastic voice talent and fashion designer. Rosario Dawson has the perfect warrior-like physic that Ashoka needs, besides being a fantastic actress. There are many Star Wars characters that has been built by different actors.

      • April 22, 2017 at 8:47 pm

        Nope, not the the suit. I imagine James Earl Jones wearing just the helmet, and nothing else — while he sits & eats hot dogs and watches The Simpsons. Why you gotta bring my sex life into this?

        Seriously, I see no physical restrictions that prevent her from playing the role. She’s a great performer — voice actors *are* actors. If stunts are an issue, there’s always Chloe Bruce (look her up — she’s awesome) to stand in as needed.

        • April 23, 2017 at 11:46 am

          I picture that. Thank you 😉

          Voice actors are actors, but they don’t always fit physically the character they are playing. It depends on the age they want Ashoka too. I think Ashley has a teenager look that fits with The Clone Wars era, but Rosario would be good for Rebels era. All possibilities are open in my mind.

          • April 24, 2017 at 6:08 pm

            I REALLY doubt this will be “costume and makeup” role. They’d do motion capture. Her “head gear” is way too complicated to work with stunts and all that. They’d probably have an actor do motion cap and then replace her with proper CGI so you can properly animate the non-human body parts on her head and all that. And if that happens I’d like Ashley because she knows the character and has the voice.

    • April 27, 2017 at 8:21 pm

      Wha? Is she wearing an Ahsoka vest made from LEGO bricks? …best thing I’ll see all day.

  • April 22, 2017 at 9:43 am

    Pretty and nice girl, but with all respect, and if you excuse me, with that makeup any actress can play Ashoka. Sorry too, probably my taste is bad but i don’t buy the cgi illustration.

    • April 22, 2017 at 1:07 pm

      That’s not true. Make up, prostetics and costume design rely on the actor’s physic. Palpatine, Chewie and C3PO are good examples of that.

  • April 22, 2017 at 10:36 am

    There’s only one actress who could play Ashoka and that’s Ashley Eckstein. With proper makeup she’d be the best option.

  • April 22, 2017 at 10:51 am

    To be honest I don’t think I have ever seen Rosario in a role I was impressed with. Maybe she was good in Sin City but that’s about it. While it wouldn’t be the worst decision to cast her there are dozens of actresses I would prefer over her.

    • April 22, 2017 at 1:12 pm

      She may seem pushy but that the best way to get work in holywood. If she can show a large number of fans want to see her in the role that bodes well for her.
      I think she would be great for Ahsoka.

    • April 22, 2017 at 10:01 pm

      Let’s see. A Disney owned morning show discussed her being in a Disney owned property while she was on the show promoting a different Disney owned property. LOL, yeah, she is the pushy one. BobRoss is obviously anti Hispanic. That’s okay I guess. It’s Trump’s America after all.

      • April 22, 2017 at 11:29 pm

        I didn’t even know she is Hispanic but as a left leaning EUROPEAN I can now understand why people would vote for Trump out of protest. If my dislike of an actress somehow gives you the right to acuse me of being anti Hispanic I can understand why people would vote Trump as a reaction to opressive SJWs that confuse personal preferences with phobias or -isms.

        • April 23, 2017 at 4:14 pm

          I don’t care what you feel about anyone… there is no logic to voting in Trump. Not even spite votes.

          • April 23, 2017 at 8:02 pm

            I didn’t say I would vote for him I said I can understand why some people would be pissed enough to vote for him which quite obviously happened. How about you stop putting words in my mouth. As a European I don’t care about Hillary’s leaked emails, your horrendous college tuitions or the fact that your president is a p*ssy grabbing orange. As long as Trump manages to not start World War III I don’t care about your politics. I expect that you don’t care about my country’s politics either which is perfectly fine since this is a Star Wars related forum. But I won’t just stand by and let some random guy call me a racist because I happen do disagree with him about the talent of an actress.

          • April 23, 2017 at 9:52 pm

            He was wrong for sure. I’m just saying there is no justification for ever voting Trump… especially to spite someone else. I actually do care about your politics because we share a world… I was sorry to see Brexit happen. I’m sorry to see a rash of fear mongering taking over most of politics. Hopefully France doesn’t follow. Just as I hope we can mitigate the damage to our own nation these next four years.

  • April 22, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    If they waste a entire spin off on ahsoka i’ll kill myself

    • April 22, 2017 at 4:08 pm

      Here’s to hoping…

    • April 22, 2017 at 5:22 pm

      Self worth is pretty high lol.

    • April 22, 2017 at 10:12 pm

      *Crosses fingers*

    • April 24, 2017 at 2:00 pm

      Movie for specific fans only, I would pay a lot to see that)

  • April 22, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    It should be someone unknown, certainly not someone who is lobbying for it.

  • April 22, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    Soiunds like

    • April 22, 2017 at 8:57 pm

      I like that. The only concern I have is that maybe dropping in that she’s Anakin’s apprentice could be a bit vague for the average filmgoer who’s never heard of her. That being said, if they can work around it….

  • April 22, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    They could easily do a live action spin-off series between Anakin & Snips if Hayden Christensen is up for it. I don’t think he’s done anything particularly huge since RotS, so he might be willing. Like with Nick Fury showing up in one episode of Agents of SHIELD, I’m sure Disney could ask Ian McDiarmid, Ewan McGregor or Samuel L Jackson (in increasing order of difficulty and cost!) to show their faces in the series every now and again. Or just put loads of prosthetics on Sam Witwer and have him play them all. 😀

  • April 22, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    They could do The Siege of Mandalore spin-off. As a bonus, there would be a possibility for Maul appear in his live action form again. 🙂

    • April 22, 2017 at 7:25 pm

      This could be huge. A live-action version of our favorite Clone Wars veterans, in the last battle of the wars. Epic.

  • April 22, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    I think a film that could possibly bring out either Obi-wan or Ashoka, between RotS and ANH, could involve saving some escaped Younglings/Padawans. The Empire is actively seeking force-users, so could introduce another antagonist like Krennic, or even better a Inquisitor. Giving Vader and possibly an Emperor hologram cameo roles, akin to Rogue One.

    If they went with Ashoka there isn’t even a need to mention that she’s Anakin’s former apprentice. It would confuse most average movie-goers, so why even bother when the rest of us would know.

  • April 22, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Bless her heart.

    • April 24, 2017 at 6:45 pm

      TUD. Are we the same person? We think too much alike!

      • April 24, 2017 at 9:31 pm

        I’m one of the voices in your head. Life is a dream. Wake up!

        Or maybe I’m just some random dude on the Internet, idk.

  • April 23, 2017 at 1:38 am

    Hmmm idk about this. She kinda looks like an older Ashoka (from Rebels) in the picture on top of this page but she doesn’t sound like her. I rather have Ashley Eckstein playing Ashoka, she looked like a younger Ashoka back when she cosplayed like her, I think she will also look fine as an older Ashoka (well maybe a little bit short), besides she knows the character better than anyone

    • April 23, 2017 at 3:12 pm

      It seems a bit off mind she assumes Ashely wouldn’t want the role and hasn’t been pushing for a film role behind the scenes.

      • April 23, 2017 at 9:42 pm

        I would assume Ashley would do voice over? otherwise I dont think ashley is, uh, fit, for the role, let alone having any facial features to match.
        Neither really look like a white wolf either

        • April 24, 2017 at 12:43 am

          Dawson doesn’t have the facial features either, in fact if you look closer at the older Ashoka in Rebels, then Ashley fits her better IMO. Plus she’s not really done anything in a lead role either, making her just as much a risk.

          • April 24, 2017 at 3:16 am

            idk man, As far as physicality goes, I think Ashley’s face is way off and she doesn’t have the right body type, let alone shape. Her voice is about it, as far as Ahsoka for me. Look at pics of when Ashley did cosplay as Ahsoka. It’s ok, but not that great by any means.

            I actually think Ashley would make a fantastic Hera! What would you think of that? I would love to see her and Dawson doing those roles opposite each other but the likelihood of a live action Hera is low.

          • April 24, 2017 at 5:38 pm

            Well it was only a cosplay outfit. However while its unlikely we will see a live action Hera, I think Ashoka isn’t very high on the list either. I think for the best personally, there’s more interesting possibilities to work on.

          • April 24, 2017 at 6:05 pm

            While I agree on Ashley’s body type, I somehow doubt this would matter. I really doubt they would do this alien species with a costume and makeup. THey’d do motion capture. And if that happens almost anybody can play her. And if that’s the case I’d like Ashley because then it’d be her voice and she also knows the character better and how she should react and she can give the director more feedback.
            I highly doubt anybody would play her live with all that “head-gear” so to speek. In any reasonable light saber fight that would fly in all directions. Should be motion capture.

          • April 24, 2017 at 7:16 pm

            I can’t recall totally, but wasn’t their a Jedi of the same species in RotS?

          • April 26, 2017 at 6:09 am

            This is just an assumption, but Ashley doesn’t look athletic enough IMO. Plus, we have no idea if she can actually act, do we? We know she can read lines, but that’s not the same as acting on camera.

          • April 26, 2017 at 4:12 pm

            Well its a matter of opinion, but I think she got a great body 🙂 Nothing training couldn’t get into shape for the demands of the role.

            Acting…….yeah that’s an unknown, but worth an audition all the same if they did pull something together to go live action.

            Someone like Ewan McGregor has the right to push for an Obi-wan film, having already played him. I just feel its a bit off that Dawson feels she’s a right to the role.

  • April 23, 2017 at 4:11 pm

    I really like Rosario. She seems pretty cool and the whole uniting factor between Marvel’s Netflix shows. That said… this feels like a mismatch. Unless Ashoka lives to be much older than we expected. I guess you can’t really have her be young… because then where is Anakin?

    Except… omg… Hayden still looks good. They could really repair a lot of prequel damage by having them in a sort of Clone Wars style story together. A young Ashoka that is.

    • April 24, 2017 at 1:28 am

      I think Rosario would be great for the older Ahsoka.
      But I like this Idea of having a younger Ahsoka set in the Clone Wars era.

      They could possibly show Anakins mission with Thrawn. They could easily set the film in the “time jump” which occured in season 3 (when they changed costumes). That way we could still have Ahsoka as Anakins padwan.

      But I think the safest bet for an Ahsoka film would be set between her Novel and Rebels (thats a period of about 12 years).

  • April 23, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    When did the Ahsoka circlejerk start and when did so many people become delusional as to think she would ever get a live action movie? It’s ridiculous. She had her run in TCW/Rebels and got a novel. Her story has already been told. It’s annoying. I was at the Marvel comics panel and it was basically an entire room of people jizzing over a possible Ahsoka comic. Why?

    • April 23, 2017 at 10:03 pm

      I hope you reported all those people for lewd behavior and were careful not to touch anything.

      Maybe wash your hands just in case.

      • April 23, 2017 at 11:16 pm


    • April 24, 2017 at 1:25 am

      Because people like the character, just like people enjoy Han, Luke, Hondo etc.
      Quite frankly I surpirised there hasnt been an Ahsoka 5 issue comic announced yet (every charcter seems to be getting one; Han, Phasma Maul etc).

      One major reason I want an Ahoska film is for the simple fact she is an alien species. Besides Yoda and Chewbacca, there hasnt be truly prominent main character alien within the films.
      While I enjoyed Rogue One, the concept art for the team looked much more visually interesting, than the team we got.
      An Ahsoka film, if successful, would show Disney that people arent detered by alien species. Thus we would see an increase in aliens in prminent roles within the films.

      • April 24, 2017 at 1:41 am

        I think for me I just don’t understand why she’s as popular as she is. She’s not a bad character but it’s like… wow. I never thought she was THAT great. Especially not enough to warrant a live action movie. Even Han Solo getting a standalone movie I think is ridiculous. The difference is that he has the history and recognition. It’s not gonna take a lot to get people to see a young Han Solo movie. I agree though that they should have more aliens front and center in the films. Guardians of the Galaxy has proven that audiences are on board with them. But I think one of the things that bothers me about Ahsoka showing up is that there’s nowhere for her to show up that wouldn’t feel weird. She’d have to be in a Saw Gerrera type of role where she interacts with characters we don’t know. Having her show up to hang out with Obi-Wan would feel forced and weird.

        • April 26, 2017 at 6:05 am

          Then you just don’t get it. I DO think she’s that great of a character. In fact, I think she has the BEST character arc of any character in the Star Wars universe, including Anakin. You don’t have to agree though. That’s your right.

    • April 26, 2017 at 6:07 am

      It started near the end of Clone Wars when she was the protagonist in what turned out to be some of the best written stories in Star Wars history. “The Wrong Jedi” episode is a masterpiece.

  • April 24, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    I was thinking more post RTJ for Ahsoka movie since from rebels to then she would only be like four or five years older if she is indeed still alive by then. She can live past that time since she is not a Jedi anymore so keeping her alive doesn’t contradict anything. In whatever format IF Ahsoka lives I would like to see what she was up to during the battle of Endor and why she was not there.

  • April 24, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Funny thing, I don`t know if anybody has mentioned, but Rosario is followed by Filoni too. That’s reeeeeeally fascinating!

  • April 24, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Its not that good of a character to deserve a spin off

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