The Star Wars: Ahsoka series finally found her Sabine Wren, and it seems like Natasha Liu Bordizzo has a pretty big role on the show.
The omnipresent buzz that surrounds everyone next Star Wars show (and some buzz) just delivered a big, juicy nugget of news, and it’s substantial. Unfortunately, it’s not an official confirmation of the live-action actors who will be playing Ezra Bridger or Grand Admiral Thrawn, but this is arguably even more important. Basically linking the continuities of 3 different series, Australian actress Natasha Liu Bordizzo, perhaps known as Helena on Netflix The society, was just cast as Sabine Wren in the upcoming Disney Plus series Star Wars: Ahsoka.
According to the report, the role will be a lead alongside former Jedi Togruta titular Rosario Dawson. This news contrasts with Star Wars fans calling for Sabine’s voice actress Tiya Sircar to reprise her role as Star Wars Rebels, although the chances of that happening were no longer as high as some might have hoped.
Sabine became a popular character in Rebels, particularly in later episodes when his Mandalorian heritage came into play. The young but capable warrior and artist was a key member of the show’s main cast, even becoming the wielder of the mythical Mandalorian weapon known as Darksaber. The finale saw her and Ahsoka (voiced by Ashley Eckstein) setting off to find series leader Ezra after he and Thrawn disappeared in a hyperspace jump initiated by the former’s deft tactic. Rumors have been circulating for some time that Disney is looking to release a live-action Sabine Wren, so this Deadline news is likely a satisfying release for many particularly interested fans.
Bordizzo’s casting over Sircar’s makes sense, even if the latter definitely still has the knack for acting. Although she was born and raised in Australia, the 27-year-old actress is of Chinese descent from her mother, which fits the character more in terms of both ethnicity and age range (Sircar is 39). Given the time frame of Star Wars Rebels, Sabine is supposed to have started the series around 16 and would be roughly 30 years old at the time of the flash-forward epilogue seen in the final episode. It will certainly be interesting to see how cosplayers handle a new version of Sabine Wren.
This casting also goes hand in hand with fan speculation that Star Wars: Ahsoka would essentially function as a direct follow-up to that very epilogue, particularly given Ahsoka’s own statement in The mandalorian who is still looking for Thrawn at the time. Since both he and Ezra disappeared together, finding one will likely result in finding the other. The only question is, where was Sabine during this time?
Surely that question and more will be answered once. Ahsoka it finally debuts (whenever it is). It’s not the only show rumored to pull characters from Star Wars Rebels, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see more cameos in the future. It’s like poetry, it rhymes.
Star Wars: Ahsoka It will be released exclusively on Disney Plus.