Ashley Eckstein Tells Us Her Vision for a Live-Action Ahsoka Movie

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 - 4:43PM
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Tuesday, 11 October 2016 - 4:43PM
Ashley Eckstein Tells Us Her Vision for a Live-Action Ahsoka Movie
Star Wars: Ahsoka comes out today, and it fills in a lot of the gaps between Clone Wars and Rebels for our favorite female Jedi (so far). But with Saw Gerrera making the jump to live-action with Rogue One, will we ever see any of Ahsoka's adventures on the big screen? We caught up with Ashley Eckstein at NYCC (full interview to come), and although she doesn't have any news of Ahsoka joining the live-action films anytime soon, she has her own ideas about what that would look like.

When asked whether she thought there was a chance that other characters from Clone Wars or Rebels, including Ahsoka, would follow Saw Gerrera to the big screen, Eckstein thought it was definitely a possibility:

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"Yeah, I think there's always a chance. I think it's such an exciting time because all the stories are connected now, so truly whether it's animation or live-action film or the books, it's like you can connect the dots from one to the other. So I hope we continue to see the characters cross over to live-action, and of course, if Ahsoka were to cross over, that would be so exciting."
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The dream, of course, would be for Ahsoka to get her own solo movie (it sounds more productive than a Han Solo prequel, that's for sure). When asked what plotline and or/timeline she would want explored in an Ahsoka movie, Eckstein had a few ideas:

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"Oh goodness, well there are so many! I mean, if she lives, the future, what she does in the future. But then there's also the past, like Order 66, when Anakin gave Ahsoka and Rex her own troop to go on the mission, what Dave [Filoni] unveiled at Celebration. There's so many stories that could be told. I would just be grateful if she got any sort of thing in live-action, but yeah, I think there's a lot there that's still left to tell."
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Any of these ideas sound amazing, but mostly, we would just be glad if she appeared in the movies at all. We need a powerful female Jedi in the mix (aside from Rey, presumably), and even if a solo movie is too much to hope for, it would be a great Easter egg for fans if she were a supporting character. We'll have to wait and see, but for now, to continue the character's story you can go out and grab Star Wars: Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston (and/or the audiobook narrated by Ashley Eckstein), which is now available to order.
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