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Fans go nuts after ‘Ahsoka’ confirms even more ‘Rebels’ favorites for live-action

Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau keep heaping on the fan service.

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Dave Filoni’s transition from the overseer of the animated Star Wars universe to a key player in the live-action Disney Plus mythology has delivered fan service in spades, with countless favorites having already made the jump across The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Yesterday’s Star Wars Celebration festivities brought the small screen’s dream team together for the Mando+: A Conversation with Jon Favreau & Dave Filoni panel, and the dynamic duo didn’t disappoint. There were plenty of major talking points coming out of the event, but none went down better with either the crowd in attendance or those following online than the huge Ahsoka reveals.

We’d known for a while that Natasha Liu Bordizzo was set to bring Sabine Wren into live-action for the first time, but the first footage from Rosario Dawson’s solo series and brand new concept art confirmed that Rebels icons Hera Syndulla, Ezra Bridger, and Chopper would all be part of the series, too.

Naturally, social media was sent into a state of meltdown after it was finally confirmed that even more beloved figures are jumping from one FiloniVerse to the other.

Presumably, the next port of call will be the reveal of Grand Admiral Thrawn, the villain we’ve been expecting to act as Ahsoka‘s big bad since Dawson name-dropped the terrifying antagonist during her very first appearance on The Mandalorian. That should come in time, but the downside for fans is that the series has only recently started shooting, so we could be a long way away from finding out.

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