Rosario Dawson Hopeful for Ahsoka & Cad Bane Crossover

By Nathan Johnson Updated:
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The season finale of The Book of Boba Fett is just around the corner on Disney+, which will likely showcase the event that has been building between Temuera Morrison's Boba Fett and the Pyke Syndicate. "Chapter 6: From the Desert Comes a Stranger" featured the live-action debut of Cad Bane, voiced by Corey Burton, as well as the return of Rosario Dawson's Ahsoka Tano, whose last appearance was in Season 2 of The Mandalorian​​​​​.

While the two characters appeared on different planets during the episode and had no interaction, it was still a landmark moment for Star Wars fans as it was the first time they appeared in the same episode of a live-action project. Ahsoka and Cad Bane were both first seen in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which ran for seven seasons.

It is doubtful that Ahsoka will make another appearance in the final episode of The Book of Boba Fett, but Cad Bane is almost guaranteed to make his presence known. Star Wars released an official character poster for him following his recent debut, and the threat he made to Timothy Olyphant's Cobb Vanth at the end of Episode 6 suggests that he will be the main muscle that the Pyke Syndicate needs to take on Boba and his team.

Many fans reacted positively to Cad Bane's live-action debut, and that list of people can now include Rosario Dawson, who included a possible tease for their characters' future.

Rosario Dawson on Cad Bane's Debut

Ahsoka, Cad Bane
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Following Cad Bane's appearance in The Book of Boba Fett, Ahsoka Tano actress Rosario Dawson shared her thoughts on the character via Twitter.

Dawson said that she was "mesmerized" by Cad Bane and expressed her joy that the character was now part of the live-action story. The actress, who will play the lead role in the Ahsoka series set to come out on Disney+, then teased fans by sharing that she hopes their characters will get to "work" together in the future:

"Me too! Was mesmerized by him! Loved seeing this character [in] live-action finally. I hope we get to... "work" together...!"

Following Dawson's post, Katee Sackhoff, who portrayed Bo-Katan Kryze in The Clone Wars and The Mandalorian, replied with her own tweet that said "Me too! He was just beautifully adapted to live-action!"

The Bounty Hunter and the Jedi

Cad Bane was introduced in the animatedThe Clone Wars series and quickly became a fan-favorite character. The bounty hunter was best known for his efficiency when completing his missions, and he can even boast that he has killed a Jedi, a feat that many in the Star Wars universe don't have on their resumes.

It is unknown if Bane will be appearing in any future live-action projects at this time. He is proficient enough to be able to protect himself during the inevitable war that will take place during the finale of The Book of Boba Fett, but his age will surely limit his bounty-hunting career. He is part of the Duros species, an alien race that has a relatively short lifespan, one which Bane has already surpassed.

Rosario Dawson's hope that Ahsoka and Bane will be able to "work" together in the future will surely ignite some buzz around the fanbase. The two characters faced off on more than one occasion in The Clone Wars, with Bane even besting her in Season 2 when she was trying to recover a Jedi Holocron that he had stolen from the temple.

With Ahsoka having a rumored release date of early 2023, it is more than possible that Bane could make some kind of appearance in the show. From what has been teased, it seems as though the series will serve as somewhat of a sequel to Star Wars: Rebels, the animated project that featured Ahsoka and a band of Rebels near the start of the Empire's reign.

Bane is known to have no moral obligations. He doesn't base his decisions on right or wrong, only offering himself to whatever organization or person will pay him the most. If he survives the coming war on Tatooine, perhaps someone will need his expertise in Ahsoka, and the two characters will be able to face off one last time.

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August 22, 2023
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- About The Author: Nathan Johnson
Nathan is a writer at The Direct where he covers Star Wars, the MCU, and DC news. He joined The Direct in April 2021 and currently writes news and feature articles about all three brands mentioned above, but his main specialty is his knowledge about anything and everything Star Wars.