She joins the Rosario Dawson fronted Jedi series in an as yet undisclosed role.
Thanks to an exclusive dropped by The Hollywood Reporter, we’ve learned Mary Elizabeth Winstead is joining the Star Wars universe for Ahsoka.
The show, which follows the story of Jedi Ahsoka Tano (the former Padawan of Anakin Skywalker), is spinning out of The Mandalorian; Rosario Dawson brought the Clone Wars fan-favourite character to life in life-action during an episode of the second season.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead has a couple of memorable genre credits. She was Ramona Flowers, the object of Scott Pligrim’s affections in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. More recently, she played the role of The Huntress in DC’s Birds of Prey.
While there are no details yet of Winstead’s role, we can at least be sure she’ll know the territory. Her partner is Ewan McGregor, who’s recently returned as Obi-Wan Kenobi for a mini-series expected later this year.
We’re still way from knowing details; as Ahsoka‘s production reportedly begins in March. Dave Filoni, the creative mind between animated shows Clone Wars and Rebels is writing the show. He’s also been pivotally involved in Star Wars’ recent explosion of live-action television.
As well as Dawson and Winstead, Natasha Liu Bordizzo (The Greatest Showman) is playing Sabine Wren (another Rebels character jumping to live-action). Additionally, Ivanna Sakhno is joining the cast, as well as Hayden Christensen who’s returning in some form as Anakin Skywalker (in addition to reprising Darth Vader for Obi-Wan Kenobi.)
With The Book of Boba Fett playing out and numerous series on the horizon, such as Andor and Obi-Wan Kenobi, it’s a great time to be a Star Wars fan, isn’t it?
Naturally, CultBox will keep you posted.