More Star Wars bits are emerging from the latest issue of Empire magazine, whose January edition will focus on The Book of Boba Fett. The covers were revealed Friday, and yesterday, the first string of interviews with the producers came out. Today, the publication revealed snippets of an interview they’d already teased last week, and it is about Dave Filoni writing the Ahsoka series for Disney Plus, starring Rosario Dawson as the title character.
In the interview, he said of the scripting process:
“It’s thrilling, I gotta tell you. It’s something you imagine doing for a long time. And then it’s kind of startling when you’re sitting there, and now you have to do it.”
He then added:
“I thought of this adventure for Ahsoka for a long time, and it’s interesting to see how it’s evolved. Years ago, I never would have imagined that it was sprung from a branch of a tree that had anything to do with a guy [like] Din Djarin, or a child that looks like Yoda. It’s a great lesson for me on how, when you have other creatives like Jon Favreau, they can help lend such dimension and depth to what you’re doing.”
According to Empire, Filoni is currently writing the series, which is interesting, since last December, Jon Favreau told Good Morning America the same thing — however, with the casting of some of the main characters already locked down (including Sabine Wren, who will be played in live-action by actress Natasha Liu Bordizzo), it’s possible they are finalizing the scripts.
Principal photography is reportedly scheduled to begin in March 2022, around the time The Mandalorian season 3 will wrap. Hayden Christensen is also coming back to the series to play Anakin Skywalker, as we learned last month.
Ahsoka is expected to debut on Disney Plus in 2023.