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Designing Ahsoka Tano: From Padawan to Heroic Rebel

In her article Designing Star Wars: Ahsoka Tano, StarWars.com editor and blogger Kristin Baver celebrated the tenth anniversary of Star Wars: The Clone Wars by looking back on some of Dave Filoni’s earliest concept art and character designs for Ahsoka Tano to see how this much-loved character was brought to life and how she grew from the headstrong teenage warrior seen in The Clone Wars to the formidable and inspirational Rebel leader we ... [Continue Reading]

21st August 2018 // 0 Comments

Returned ‘The Clone Wars’ Has: New Episodes to Debut on Disney’s New Streaming Service

Rebellions are built on hope, but so too are revivals. For years, fans of Star Wars: The Clone Wars held onto a tiny glimmer of hope that the prematurely-cancelled series would one day be completed, that they would get to see the much talked about Siege of Mandalore on screen someday. Well, Lucasfilm has answered those fans’ prayers by announcing that TWELVE new episodes of the beloved animated series would be coming to Disney’s ... [Continue Reading]

20th July 2018 // 10 Comments

SDCC to Host ‘Clone Wars’ 10th Anniversary Panel

The dearly loved and critically-acclaimed animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars will be celebrating its tenth anniversary this year with a bang. Earlier this month, Funko announced that it will be launching a new range of Clone Wars Funko Pop! figures and this week, Lucasfilm announced that it will be holding a special anniversary panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2018. The panel will be moderated by Amy Ratcliffe, the Managing Editor for ... [Continue Reading]

28th June 2018 // 2 Comments

Dave Filoni Sheds Light on Ahsoka and Kanan’s History

In what has recently become a weekly info drop, Star Wars Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni revealed that Ahsoka Tano and Kanan Jarrus had met each other long before the events of the season one finale, ‘Fire Across the Galaxy’. This revelation couldn’t have been more timely as it was something I had given some serious thought to just a few days earlier. Ahsoka and the-then Caleb Dume are quite similar in age (there’s ... [Continue Reading]

25th July 2017 // 0 Comments

When Ahsoka Met Bendu…

If you follow Star Wars Rebels’ executive producer Dave Filoni on social media, you’ll know that he has a penchant for dropping bombshells when you least expect them… such as mere hours after Ahsoka Tano’s debut in Star Wars: Forces of Destiny. Not content to let fans ride the euphoric wave of Clone Wars nostalgia, Filoni decided that this was as good a time as any to send a shockwave through the fanbase and casually ... [Continue Reading]

11th July 2017 // 1 Comment

Dave Filoni’s Cryptic Birthday Gift to Ahsoka Tano Fans

Star Wars Rebels Executive Producer Dave Filoni proves once more that he’s the gift that keeps on giving by sharing a brand-new piece of Ahsoka Tano art… on his birthday, no less. Ever since the debut of the Star Wars Rebels season 4 trailer back in April, there’s been endless speculation about the mysterious white wolf that appears in several of its scenes. One popular theory that’s been making the rounds for the past ... [Continue Reading]

8th June 2017 // 4 Comments

Ahsoka’s Untold Tales – Part 7: Duel

Over the course of our series on the Ahsoka’s Untold Tales panel, we’ve learnt a little more about some of the key events that helped shape Ahsoka Tano into the complex and resilient character we all love. From her humble beginnings on Shili to her time living amongst the denizens of the Coruscant underworld, from her mission to a beseiged Mandalore to her pivotal role within the fledgling Rebellion, Ahsoka has survived the myriad of ... [Continue Reading]

13th January 2017 // 1 Comment

Ashley Eckstein Tells Fans “Ahsoka Has a Future”

During one of Disney’s immensely popular Star Wars Day at Sea cruises, StarWars.Com reporter Bryan Young got the chance to chat with Ahsoka Tano herself – Ashley Eckstein – to see if she could shed any light on what Dave Filoni has in store for the character. Unfortunately, all she was allowed to say was that “Ahsoka has a future”. What this purposefully vague statement means for Ahsoka’s future within the ... [Continue Reading]

9th January 2017 // 4 Comments

Ashley Eckstein and Dave Filoni Pay Tribute to the Late Carrie Fisher

On December 27, 2016, Star Wars fans around the world were shocked to learn that actress Carrie Fisher – best known for her iconic role as Princess (later General) Leia Organa – had passed away only days after suffering a major heart attack during a flight to Los Angeles. In her post on Instagram, a heart-broken Ashley Eckstein (voice of Ahsoka Tano) expressed her deep sorrow over this huge loss and thanked the late Ms Fisher for ... [Continue Reading]

6th January 2017 // 3 Comments

Ahsoka’s Untold Tales – Part 6: Rebel

Thanks to the Ahsoka’s Untold Tales panel at Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016 and E.K. Johnston’s young adult novel, Star Wars: Ahsoka, we’ve learnt a little more about those years between Ahsoka Tano’s departure from the Jedi Order and her long-awaited return to our screens in the season one finale of Star Wars Rebels. We now know that she spent some time living in the Coruscant underworld, assisting the Jedi in the ... [Continue Reading]

6th December 2016 // 3 Comments

Ahsoka’s Untold Tales – Part 5: After the War

When Ahsoka Tano left the Jedi Order in The Clone Wars season five finale ‘The Wrong Jedi’ and walked off into the sunset, a huge question mark hung over her fate. For two years, fans were left wondering what had happened to the disillusioned young apprentice. Had she survived Order 66? Had she been captured (or killed) when the Empire seized control of the galaxy? Would we ever see her again? So when Ahsoka made her long-awaited ... [Continue Reading]

1st December 2016 // 7 Comments

Ashley Eckstein Reveals Limited Edition Ahsoka Tano Holiday Pin

On November 23rd, 2016, Ahsoka Tano voice actress and Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein revealed this year’s Her Universe collectible Star Wars holiday pin, which features an all-new design by Dave Filoni. The pin depicts a younger Ahsoka Tano wearing a blue hooded winter coat (similar to the one seen on The Clone Wars) and will be given out as a free gift with every Her Universe purchase made via the Hot Topic website on December 2nd ... [Continue Reading]

29th November 2016 // 1 Comment

Ahsoka’s Untold Tales – Part 4: Siege of Mandalore

Ever since Captain Rex mentioned serving alongside Ahsoka Tano from the Battle of Christophsis to the Siege of Mandalore in the Star Wars Rebels episode ‘The Lost Commanders’, fans have been aching to learn more about the pair’s final mission together. Granted, Ahsoka’s mission to Mandalore was nothing entirely new. Those who watched the Untold Clone Wars panel back in April 2015 would already have been familiar with some ... [Continue Reading]

17th November 2016 // 8 Comments

Dave Filoni Looks Back on ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Season Two

Star Wars Rebels Executive Producer Dave Filoni recently took some time to reflect on the highlights and heart-breaking moments of the show’s second season in his interview with StarWars.Com blogger Dan Brooks. In the first part of this exclusive interview, Filoni talked about what it was like bringing Darth Vader to the small screen; Ahsoka’s gradual (but ultimately heart-wrenching) discovery that Vader was her former master; ... [Continue Reading]

31st August 2016 // 0 Comments

Ahsoka’s Untold Tales – Part 3: Return to the Jedi

When Ahsoka Tano walked away from the Jedi Order at the end of the fifth season of The Clone Wars, many of us didn’t expect her to work alongside her former master (or any of the other Jedi) ever again. Of course, we now know that she would eventually team up with the Jedi Kanan Jarrus and his Padawan Ezra Bridger in Star Wars Rebels and learnt that she also played an important role in the Siege of Mandalore, an epic battle that was ... [Continue Reading]

30th August 2016 // 6 Comments

Ahsoka’s Untold Tales – Part 2: Ahsoka’s Walkabout

Back in April 2015, we got our first glimpses of some concept art and a short (and unfinished) clip depicting Ahsoka Tano on a speeder bike in the depths of Coruscant. These little morsels of information were revealed during the Untold Clone Wars panel at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim but it wasn’t until this year’s convention that we learnt a little more about what happened to Ahsoka following her departure from the Jedi Order. ... [Continue Reading]

18th August 2016 // 7 Comments

Ahsoka’s Untold Tales – Part 1: Discovery

Avid fans of the critically-acclaimed Star Wars: The Clone Wars will probably already know that Ahsoka Tano was discovered by Plo Koon and brought to the Jedi Temple on Coruscant at the tender age of three. Until recently, everything we knew about Ahsoka’s childhood was limited to a couple of lines of dialogue and a flashback scene. But during the Ahsoka’s Untold Tales panel at Star Wars Celebration Europe 2016, we learnt that Dave ... [Continue Reading]

24th July 2016 // 10 Comments