Fans rejoiced when it was reported that Rosario Dawson had been cast as the live-action Ahsoka for The Mandalorian Season 2, but the show has premiered and we still have no idea what she looks like in costume. While a lot of fanart has come out for Dawson in character, God of War art director Raf Grassetti’s take is on an entirely new level of realism.
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The costume is actually based on Ahsoka’s look in Star Wars Rebels, and Grassetti has added a lot of realistic flair to the costume while keeping the main elements. He’s also made Ahsoka’s montrals (or horns) smaller, which is probably best for the live-action version. A lot of people are expecting Dawson to perform some elegant lightsaber action, and I’m sure a large headdress would look really clunky if they shot it in live-action.
By the time of The Mandalorian, Ahsoka would be in her middle-age, which is perfect for Dawson. We don’t know how or when she’ll appear on the show, but hopefully she has a significant part to play and won’t just be a small cameo that happens during the after-credits scene. Let’s also hope they manage to give us great live-action versions of Sabine, Ezra, and Captain Rex—all said to be making their live-action debut in Mando Season 2.
So far, the show has started out pretty strong, and fingers crossed it will just go up from here. Catch The Mandalorian 2 now on Disney+.