The new trailer for the upcoming live-action Star Wars series Ahsoka revealed a first look at Eman Esfandi as Ezra Bridger.
Ahsoka marks the live-action debut of a number of animated Star Wars characters, including Sabine Wren (played by Natasha Liu Bordizzo) and Hera Syndulla (played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead). Both characters were leads in the hit animated series Star Wars Rebels, which comes from producer Dave Filoni.
Filoni will now shepherd these characters into live-action in Ahsoka, which stars Rosario Dawson as the padawan-turned-Jedi Ahsoka Tano who audiences were re-introduced to in Season 2 of The Mandalorian.
The first trailer for Ahsoka gave a first look at all of the above characters, including the long-lost Ezra Bridger.
First Look at Live-Action Ezra Bridger Revealed
The Ahsoka trailer released at Star Wars Celebration 2023 unveiled a number of animated characters who are making their live-action debut in the Disney+ series, including Ezra Bridger.
After a long casting debate, the Star Wars Rebels hero was confirmed to be played by Eman Esfandi in live-action.
A first look at Esfandi's character was spotted in a scene with Natashi Liu Bordizzo's Sabine Wren, who can be seen looking at a hologram of Ezra.
Ezra Bridger's fate was left unknown at the end of Season 4 of Star Wars Rebels after he sacrificed himself to ensure the downfall of Grand Admiral Thrawn. In the finale, Sabine Wren and Ahsoka Tano made a pact to look for him.
What Is Ezra Bridger's Role in Ahsoka?
Ahsoka appears to be acting essentially as a live-action sequel series to Star Wars Rebels, with many of its famed characters leading the show.
While Rebels came to a conclusion in Season 4, it still left things open for a return to the story via Ahsoka and Sabine’s mission to find Ezra.
If this trailer is anything to go by, it seems the duo has so far been unsuccessful in their mission to locate Ezra, but Sabine has not given up hope on her missing friend.
The trailer for Ahsoka confirmed that the leading Jedi will be looking to stop Grand Admiral Thrawn, who has re-emerged post his battle with Ezra in the Rebels finale. If Thrawn survived, it seems to be likely that Ezra did, too.
What’s happened to Ezra in the time since then is still unclear, but rumors suggest he may have been in a new location named "The New Beyond" and could return in Ahsoka with new force powers. After the events of the Rebels finale, he will also be sans his iconic green lightsaber, but it’s possible Sabine may wield that in his stead.
Ahsoka will debut on Disney+ in August 2023.