Ahsoka Tano

In today’s edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Our own Peter Sciretta stops by the Collider Jedi Council.
  • Ahsoka Tano is getting a novel to explain where she went for thirty years.
  • Star Wars Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni answers some burning questions.
  • Sabine Wren will have more to do in Star Wars Rebels season three.
  • Read an excerpt from Star Wars: Aftermath – Life Debt.
  • Walt Disney World teases its new Star Wars-themed half marathon.
  • A look at the industry of creating cool lightsaber props for fans.
  • And more!

/Film’s own Peter Sciretta was recently a guest on Collider’s Jedi Council show, where he joined host Kristian Harloff and fellow guests John Campea and Mark Reilly to talk about all things Star Wars. In this edition, they cover the possibility of an Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off movie, Adam Driver‘s recent comments about Star Wars: Episode 8, the season finale of Star Wars Rebels and more.

ahsoka novel

So, what exactly happened to Ahsoka Tano in the thirty years between Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels? A new young adult novel, due out later this year, will explore this time period and continue to fill in the gaps of the new Star Wars canon. Here’s the official synopsis:

Ahsoka Tano, fan favorite character from Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, will be the star of her own young adult novel from Disney Lucasfilm Press this October 11, 2016! Fans have long wondered what happened to Ahsoka after she left the Jedi Order near the end of the Clone Wars, and before she re-appeared as the mysterious Rebel operative Fulcrum in Rebels. Finally, her story will begin to be told. Following her experiences with the Jedi and the devastation of Order 66, Ahsoka is unsure she can be part of a larger whole ever again. But her desire to fight the evils of the Empire and protect those who need it will lead her right to Bail Organa, and the Rebel Alliance….

Author E.K. Johnston had this to say about the book:

Writing for Ahsoka is tremendously exciting. She has a blank spot in her story that I know a lot of fans (including myself!) want to see filled in. And being able to help tell her story is a dream come true.

Star Wars: Ahsoka will hit shelves on October 11, 2016. That art seen above, from Star Wars Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni, isn’t final, so keep your eyes open for the actual cover in the coming months.

star wars rebels

Star Wars Rebels season two spoilers to follow.

Speaking of Ahsoka and Dave Filoni, the Star Wars Rebels mastermind was asked about the fate of this beloved character following her duel with Darth Vader in the season two finale. His answer is pretty vague:

I’ve already been devising certain specifics around the future of that character, where she is, what’s happening, if she dies, how would she survive if she did? All of those questions. I think they eventually need to be answered—but I wouldn’t look to that, frankly, anytime soon.

As for the other side of that duel, Filoni says that the showdown between the former master and padawan didn’t change the Sith lord in the slightest:

I personally have never felt that anything changes Vader until Luke. The Vader that we encounter in Rebels was always meant to be the one devoid of emotions, except for anger, hate and suffering. That he was so trapped inside himself because of the terrible things that happened. Anakin never thinks of himself as betraying his friends. He sees it as his friends betrayed him and the Republic. He has to live on that side of the fence because the truth is just too damming. So he wants to destroy Ahsoka because she represents his past. She represents knowledge of who he was and he wants to wipe that out. His son represents a potential future because his son wouldn’t know who he was. So he could build a new galaxy together with his son. His apprentice is his past and he needs to destroy her.

For many more questions and answers about the finale, hit the link above.

sabine wren

With most fans very satisfied with the season two finale of Star Wars Rebels, all eyes have turned to season three. io9 caught up with Filoni, who said that Mandalorian demolitions expert Sabine Wren will have a much larger role in the upcoming season:

We are going to delve a bit more into things with the Mandalorians and Sabine’s story. Sabine’s story will grow greatly in importance in the third season and she kind of comes up to stand next to Ezra as far as being an important player on the show. And isn’t as much a supporting character which I think is a great transition for her as a character.

If the past is any indication, this show will only give you further reasons to love Sabine just so it can rip your heart out on a later date.

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