Rosario Dawson Reacts to Darth Vader's Ahsoka Casting With Fun Star Wars: Clone Wars Reference

By Richard Nebens Updated:
Rosario Dawson, Ahsoka, Darth Vader

Thanks to an impressive round of programming on Disney+, the Star Wars franchise is gaining new life. Having helped launch the streaming service with Season 1 of The Mandalorian on its first day of operation, more than a handful of new series will help add to the growing narrative over the next couple of years.

Included in this new slate is Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka, which will be the hero’s first solo story after her seven-season journey in the animated The Clone Wars and Dawson’s second round playing the Jedi after Episode 13 of The Mandalorian.

Originally introduced to help give The Child later known as Grogu his true name, Ahsoka will have the opportunity to tackle her own journey after this episode and her last round of animated storytelling in Rebels. Additionally, helping deliver her next journey will be Prequel Trilogy star Hayden Christensen, with rumors that his Anakin Skywalker will be seen as a Force Ghost.

Now, after this news, the show’s star has shared her excitement for this rumored casting addition.

Skyguy and Snips Back Together Again

Ahsoka, Anakin Skywalker, Disney Plus logo
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In a since-deleted post, Ahsoka star Rosario Dawson took to Instagram to welcome back Hayden Christensen after news broke that he would reprise the role of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader in her solo Disney+ series.

Referencing Anakin and Ahsoka's nicknames from The Clone Wars, "Skyguy" and "Snips," Dawson shared an image of Christensen with the news of his return as she shared her excitement for his comeback.

…They know!!!
See you soon,

Anakin Skywalker, Rosario Dawson


Master And Apprentice Reunited For Ahsoka

The relationship between Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano was one of the driving forces behind The Clone Wars, helping show Anakin's attempt to be a leader while showing Ahsoka's journey to becoming a Jedi master herself. This helped push Ahsoka's rise to stardom within the Star Wars Universe before Rosario Dawson's live-action portrayal took the fandom by storm.

Anakin's comeback in this series only adds to the excitement of Hayden Christensen's comeback to this world after first starring in Episode II and Episode III. Also set to play a key role in Ewan McGregor's Obi-Wan Kenobi series next year, Darth Vader will continue to be a major player in the franchise's future after building its legacy from the ground up.

While Dawson pulled an interesting move by deleting her post about Christensen, this series is sure to move up the rankings for Star Wars' live-action shows in terms of hype with this tease. Fans will be looking forward to seeing how Anakin/Vader plays into Ahsoka's solo journey, and with any luck, some of that magic from The Clone Wars will be back once more.

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- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.