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‘The Mandalorian’ casts Rosario Dawson for this key season 2 role

She will be playing a legendary ‘Star Wars’ character

Carl Weathers is Greef Carga, Nick Nolte is Juiil, Pedro Pascal is the Mandalorian in “The Mandalorian.”
Carl Weathers is Greef Carga, Nick Nolte is Juiil, Pedro Pascal is the Mandalorian in “The Mandalorian.”
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Rosario Dawson will make her way to a galaxy far, far away to appear on “Star Wars: The Mandalorian,” and she will have a key role, according to Deadline.

What’s going on:

  • Dawson will star on the second season of the critically acclaimed Disney Plus show, which followed the adventures of bounty hunter Mando and his young companion Baby Yoda (real name: The Child.
  • Dawson will reportedly play the role of Ahsoka Tano, a Jedi apprentice who has been seen in the animated shows “The Clone Wars” and “Star Wars Rebels,” according to SlashFilm.
  • Tano was famously the apprentice of Anakin Skywalker, who became Darth Vader.
  • SlashFilm reports: “This is a fan-casting dream come true.”

Dawson’s history with the character

  • In 2017, fans on social media called for Dawson to appear as the character in a “Star Wars” movie as Ahsoka. She responded to the rumors.
  • She wrote: “Ummmm … yes, please?! #AhsokaLives”

Season 2 of ‘The Mandalorian’ takes shape

  • As I wrote about for the Deseret News, the show’s second season will likely include characters from the Skywalker saga, which wrapped up with the release of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” back in December 2019.
  • Season 2 will air in fall 2020 with “several established characters” from the franchise, according to Deadline.

Possible characters

ComicBook.com speculated on a number of characters who could appear, including: