Watch: Ahsoka Star Rosario Dawson Engages In a Funny Lightsaber Duel on DMZ Set

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While 2021 has been an embarrassment of riches for MCU fans, the only new content Star Wars fans have received is The Bad Batch animated series since the Season 2 finale of The Mandalorian back in December 2020.

Fortunately, the wait should be well worth it. 

In addition to Visions and The Book of Boba Fett on Disney+ later this year, Lucasfilm is also working on Andor, Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Acolyte, and so much more, in addition to the third chapter of the series that started it all — The Mandalorian

Star Wars fans still aren't over that jaw-dropping Luke Skywalker cameo in the finale or fan-favorite heroine Ahsoka Tano played in live-action for the first time by Rosario Dawson; and apparently, Dawson isn't over her experience on the Mando set either!


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Rosario Dawson posted an edited Instagram video of herself engaging in a mini-lightsaber duel from the set of HBO Max's DMZ, wearing a costume version of Ahsoka's Togruta lekku and dueling with two sabers Tano-style.

Meanwhile, her opponent is wearing a Mando helmet and engaging with a tiny, red-bladed saber.

While the two are clearly having fun, the video has been edited to include the traditional glow of the lightsabers, as well as their signature hum and crackle sound effects as Dawson points out in her caption.

Dawson's caption reads as follows:

"#DMZ set shenanigans with the great Omar aka @nomadstudiosfx with love! Good on you with the edit. Sound effects are everythang!"

The character Ahsoka Tano first appeared in 2008's Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated film and series before later playing a role in Star Wars Rebels.

She then appeared in Chapter 13 of The Mandalorian, titled "The Jedi," in live-action for the first time by Rosario Dawson, who will continue to portray the character in the upcoming Disney+ series Ahsoka


Clearly, Star Wars actors are fans too and also can't resist battling their friends "Duel of the Fates" style when they come in contact with anything resembling a lightsaber.

The only difference? Most Star Wars fans have never had lightsaber training like Rosario Dawson and seldom take the time to edit their videos to look and sound like a legit duel; but still, the fan base should feel validated in some capacity. 

Unfortunately, Lucasfilm hasn't confirmed when Ahsoka begins filming, so fans don't know just when they'll see her swinging those sabers on screen again. 

However, Dawson recently celebrated the rumored castings of Mena Massoud as Star Wars Rebels' Ezra Bridger and Lars Mikkelson as Thrawn on social media.

Grand Admiral Thrawn is actually who she's referencing in this video, as that's who she's looking for in The Mandalorian.

If the rumored castings are legitimate and intended for Ashoka, fans should be hearing news about the upcoming series soon. 

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- About The Author: Savannah Sanders
Savannah Sanders joined The Direct as a writer in 2020. In addition to writing for The Direct's Star Wars, Marvel, and DC teams, Savannah specializes in the relationship between Disney's blockbuster franchises and the Disney Parks.