Dave Filoni Hopes to Tell the Story of What Happened to Ahsoka Tano Between Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels

Friday, 09 October 2015 - 1:47PM
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Friday, 09 October 2015 - 1:47PM
Dave Filoni Hopes to Tell the Story of What Happened to Ahsoka Tano Between Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels
When Ahsoka Tano appeared on season 1 of Star Wars Rebels, it was a really big deal for many Star Wars fans. The one-time Jedi padawan of Anakin Skywalker had risen to become one of the most beloved characters in Star Wars fandom. Her journey from a naive, occasionally bratty apprentice to accomplished, talented and wise-beyond-her years warrior was the driving force behind Star Wars: Clone Wars. But Ahsoka's story never got a satisfactory ending, because Clone Wars was cancelled when Disney took over the Star Wars franchise. 

Dave Filoni, the man who produced the Clone Wars show is now weaving similar yarns with his new show, Star Wars Rebels. At Star Wars Celebration, he said that introducing Clone Wars characters into Rebels was a way for him to say thank you to the fans of the show, who after watching for 5 seasons were outraged to hear that Disney would not be renewing it. At yesterday's Star Wars Rebels New York Comic Con press conference, Filoni revealed that he's still hoping to one day satisfy the requests from fans who want to see Ahsoka's storyline completed.

When Clone Wars ended, Ahsoka Tano had taken the bold step of leaving the Jedi Order, a move that many saw as the biggest step towards her coming of age. But while Ahsoka is back on our screens, as an adult member of the fledgling Rebel Alliance, there are many who want to know what adventures she got up to during the time in between the two shows. This is a time in which Ahsoka would have surely heard, maybe even witnessed the execution of Order 66 and seen the sudden demise of the Jedi Order. It's also a time during which we now know she was in regular contact with the clone trooper Captain Rex. 

These are points that are far from wasted on Filoni, who is only too aware of the massive desire to see Ahsoka's story completed."I would rather that story get out for the fans to know than the fans not know at all," said Filoni when asked about whether or not he wanted to explore more Ahsoka Tano stories. Filoni went on to reveal that he still harbors hope that he will get to produce a story exploring those 'Dark Years' of Ahsoka's, but admitted it won't be any time soon given that LucasFilm have their storytelling mapped for the next few years.

But just because he can't tell the story yet, that doesn't mean we won't get some hints about what Ahsoka has been up to. During the same press conference, Filoni revealed that Season 2 of Rebels will drop hints about Ahsoka's life since she left the Jedi order; could he be building the platform for a new story arc or even a new show?

Regardless of the Ahsoka issue, Rebels will continue to link back to Clone Wars, with familiar faces from the Cartoon Network show reappearing on Filoni's new project. We already know Clone Wars favorites such as Hondo and Captain Rex will be playing major roles in Season 2 of Rebels, and it's likely that the link-backs won't end there.

With both Ahsoka and Darth Vader now featuring on Rebels, the other question on everyone's lips is whether or not Padawan and Master will meet in combat. Filoni kept tight-lipped on the issue, responding to the question with a simple "That would be cool, huh?".

Oh, and one final note. On those rumors that Ezra would grow up to become Kylo Ren. Filoni's not buying it, so we should all just forget about that one right now.
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