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The first season of Disney's hit series The Mandalorian is ample proof that Star Wars fatigue is far from setting in, with fans still very much on board to experience new and exciting adventures set in a galaxy far, far away. Well, excitement for the upcoming second season is hotting up, especially with the recent news that Daredevil star Rosario Dawson will be taking on the role of fan-favorite Jedi warrior, Ahsoka Tano. To get an idea of what the actress might look like as the character, a new fan-made concept design shows off what the actress could look like as Ahsoka Tano in the second season of The Mandalorian.
Digital artist Mizuri has created an image that depicts Rosario Dawson wielding a green lightsaber as the live-action version of Ahsoka Tano. In the caption, the artist notes that as a fan of Star Wars: The Clone Wars growing up, they are excited to see Ahsoka Tano when The Mandalorian returns for its second season on the Disney Plus streaming service. They are far from the only one, with fans having been crying out for the character to make her live-action debut for some time.'Woah!! It seems like Rosario Dawson will be joining the cast of @themandalorian as Ahsoka Tano! Growing up, I really enjoyed Star Wars the Clone Wars, so it'll be really cool seeing Ahsoka in live action! Here's a poster remix of Dawson in Sin City, turned into Ahsoka Tano. Enjoy!'
It was revealed last week that Dawson has now been cast as the beloved character, with the news being welcomed by many fans who have longed to see Ahsoka Tano appear in a live-action Star Wars project since the character made her debut in The Clone Wars animated movie back in 2008. Though the image may not be an official one, it wonderfully demonstrates what a good casting choice Dawson is, and how great the character could end up looking in the final product.
In her first appearance, Ahsoka Tano was voiced by Ashley Eckstein, with the character ending up being a staple of The Clone Wars series. Over time, she has found an audience and has become a truly important character within the franchise. Other than her appearance in the The Clone Wars, Ahsoka has also appeared in the animated series Rebels and, over the years, has become one of the most popular characters in all of Star Wars. Eckstein also provided her voice for a brief line in last year's The Rise of Skywalker. Though it may be someone else taking on the role for The Mandalorian, Eckstein has said that she is 'always happy to see her legacy continued'.
The first season of The Mandalorian picks up after the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, as another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. We follow the travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic. The second season remains something of a mystery at this time, but it is...
Marvel Studios has announced the new Black Widow release date. The highly anticipated Natasha Romanoff standalone movie will be released on November 6th. This was the release date for the Eternals movie, which has now been pushed back, along with the rest of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4 projects. There was speculation that Disney and Marvel Studios were toying with the idea of releasing Black Widow and Mulan digitally, in an effort to skip theaters, but that is obviously not going to happen at this point in time.
The Eternals movie has been pushed to February 12th, 2021, while Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings will now open May 7th, 2021. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which was probably going to get pushed back anyway, will now open on November 5th, 2021 and Thor: Love and Thunder has moved to February 18th, 2022. Looking ahead to the MCU's Phase 5, Black Panther 2 will still debut May 6th, 2022, while Captain Marvel 2, which previously did not have a firm release date, has been set for July 8th, 2022.
At this time, it is unclear when movie theaters are going to be able to open their doors again. Some have predicted that sometime in June is likely, though it is not guaranteed. AMC might not even open their doors again after their latest credit rating was revealed. With that being said, Marvel Studios made a wise decision in pushing everything back on their calendar. Black Widow could have come out in the late summer or early fall, but there's really no predicting what the entertainment business will look like at that time. Pushing things further may bum out fans, but there was really no avoiding this situation.
Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige announced the MCU Phase 4 titles at last year's San Diego Comic-Con and received an enthusiastic response from the world. In addition to the big screen titles, Feige also spoke about all of the Disney+ TV shows that are on the way too. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and WandaVision were the first to go into production, but it's unclear if they will meet their release dates now that production has been halted. It is believed that they were mostly complete, but there has not been an official announcement as of this writing.
MCU fans are going to have to wait a bit longer to see some of their favorite superheroes on the big screen. This could end up being excellent news for last-minute story revisions and other things that may need to get changed, meaning we'll get a better movie when the dust settles. Hopefully the world's current situation will pass in the near future so that people can get back to some kind of normalcy. Variety was the first to announce the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4 news.