The force is strong with the cast of Disney+ upcoming Star Wars series, “Ahsoka.” Actor Ray Stevenson (Thor The Dark World, Punisher Warzone) has joined the cast in an undisclosed role.
It’s unclear if Stevenson’s role is an existing character or brand new to the Star Wars franchise. In the Expanded Universe, Admiral Thrawn (who will be the primary villain in the Ahsoka series) was frequently accompanied by his second-in-command, Gilad Pellaeon. Could Pellaeon be following his commanding officer in making the jump from the EU to Disney’s Star Wars canon?
It’s still unknown who will be playing Thrawn. The character was previously voiced by Sherlock’s Lars Mikkelsen in the animated series Star Wars Rebels. THR indicates production on the series will begin in April, so more casting news may well be dropping in the weeks ahead.
n addition to Rosario Dawson reprising the Ahsoka role, the series’ cast includes Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker and Natasha Liu Bordizzo as Mandolorian warrior Sabine Wren. Like The Mandalorian, Star Wars: Ahsoka is set roughly five years after Return of the Jedi, so Christensen’s Anakin will either be appearing as a Force Ghost or via flashbacks (or both).