It’s no secret that Ahsoka Tano has one of the best arcs in Star Wars canon. She’s fought the most dangerous villains like Darth Maul and Darth Vader and has stood up to many more. Even after losing faith in herself as a Jedi, she didn’t stop fighting for good and justice. She encompasses a lot of the characteristics of a well-written Star Wars character.
So it’s no wonder that there’s been a lot of buzz lately surrounding her and a possible solo movie, live-action or otherwise. And while unofficial sources and rumors aren’t always the best to rely on, you can also look at all the clues the internet has provided.
There are clues within the new ‘Rogue One’ spin-off show
There’s a good chance that at least a live-action Ahsoka will make an appearance sooner rather than later. As ScreenRant points out, Cassian Andor (Diego Luna) from Rogue One was a Fulcrum operative, working with the Rebellion to upend the injustices of the Republic. Ahsoka is also a Fulcrum operative; in fact, she was the first, after she left the Jedi Order in The Clone Wars.
While there are many operatives, ScreenRant notes that the book Ahsoka, which is canon, said she “recruited and trained most of their greatest assets.” Cassian certainly falls in that category. Considering Rogue One ended in his and Jyn Erso’s death, his series will take place before the spin-off movie, meaning you might get to see him train with Ahsoka.
One of the creators gave a cryptic response
In Disney’s world of huge franchises, secrecy is vital, and creatives often can’t say anything about upcoming projects. When IGN asked Clone Wars creator Dave Filoni in August of 2019 whether Ahsoka could become a live-action character, he gave a noncommittal answer, but it was still telling.
“Yeah, you know, never say never,” he said. It’s tough to tell if he knows something, but it seemed like he did. And it didn’t seem like the answer was “No.”
Her relationship with major characters could play a part in bringing her to live-action shows or movies
Not only does Ahsoka have a connection to Cassian, she, of course, was very close with Anakin, her mentor. Through Ani and being a Jedi, she knew Obi-Wan as well, and that might mean a live-action Ahsoka could make an appearance in the Disney+ series about him, starring Ewan McGregor.
According to a timeline of the Star Wars universe of movies and shows, his series is taking place between The Clone Wars show and Rebels. It would be the perfect time to introduce her live-action form and then take her forward into a solo movie, very similar to the above Cassian theory.
Ahsoka is genuinely unique in the fact that she has interaction with so many Star Wars characters across a vast period of time. She knows Yoda, Rex, Chewbacca, Obi-Wan, and one of her most substantial relationships was with Anakin. It’s truly a matter of time before a live-action form of Ahsoka comes to the Star Wars universe, and hopefully leads into a spin-off, solo movie.
Again, if you look at when her appearances took place, she’s been around a long time. She first appears before Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, and current makes it until the end of Rebels which is right before Episode IV: A New Hope, which is roughly 19 years. It’s about damn time.