Star Wars: Here's How George Lucas Supported the Ahsoka Series

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A lot of Star Wars fans are looking forward to the Ahsoka series which will star Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano following her previous guest stints in The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett.

So far, Lucasfilm remains mum on the majority of the plot details, but we do know that several of our favorite characters from Rebels will also appear in live-action form and Grand Admiral Thrawn will be the main big baddie of the series.

This is also one of the many projects that is part of the Star Wars franchise's expanding slate on Disney+ and, fortunately, the person who started it all has the approval of the show from the beginning.

George Lucas Showed Up During Ahsoka's First Day of Filming

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In an interview with Empire Magazine (via Collider), executive producer Jon Favreau revealed that George Lucas was present during the first filming day of Ahsoka and gave his full support to Dave Filoni and his team while also joking around.

"George comes in and he's like a martial-arts teacher. How many set-ups did you get? You're not shooting fast enough!' He would give Dave a hard time in a very playful and caring way," he shared.

"He has nothing but tremendous care and respect for Dave. I think he sees Dave's creative life as an extension of the relationship that they had."

Dawson also gushed about Lucas' set visit during the show's first day of filming and expressed her gratitude that he gave validation to her portrayal of the character that he co-created.

"It felt so special and so legit and so real to have George be there. And it felt really nice, in this birthing of Ahsoka on screen in live-action, to have both of my creators there," she said.

"There was a really excited energy to all of it, and George sprinkling his magic dust on it felt like validation and approval."

It is truly great to hear this wonderful anecdote about Lucas' support for the series and it just shows how he really respected Filoni even with the new regime of the company and franchise that he started.

It is also very fitting to see Lucas show up on the set of the series given his history with the character and there is no doubt that his validation will motivate the cast and crew as they bring Ahsoka Tano's next chapter to life.


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Ahsoka is set to arrive on Disney+ this August 23. You can check more details about it here.

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