Ahsoka Tano not dead. Dave Filoni chimes in on her cameo in Rise of Skywalker

Ahsoka Tano, Star Wars: Rebels
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The Star Wars franchise has done an amazing job at expanding their lore outside of the Skywalker Saga with the various media at their disposal from books, visual novels, video games, animated shows like Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Rebels, recently one-off films like Rogue One and much more recently, the huge success of The Mandalorian on Disney Plus.

With this new slew of stories come interesting characters that come with them; Mando, Baby Yoda, Ezra Bridger, and arguably the most popular among the new characters, Ahsoka Tano.

Her fate by the end of Star Wars: Rebels was left open-ended, but some people came to the conclusion based on her voice-cameo in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hinted that she had long since left this mortal coil.

For many, the end of The Rise of Skywalker was a walk down memory lane as Rey loomed over to slay Palpatine once and for all. The young Jedi reached out to the Force and was welcomed with voices from the past, voices of several Jedi like Anakin Skywalker, Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, Mace Windu, and a lot more others. All of these Jedi are dead, but then another familiar voice shockingly was heard: Ahsoka Tano who is voiced by Ashley Eckstein in both The Clone Wars and Rebels. Fans immediately concluded that the former padawan of Anakin Skywalker met her demise like all the other Jedi that spoke out to Rey.

In an interview with io9, Dave Filoni who is known for his work on Avatar: The Last Airbender, Star Wars: Clone Wars and Rebels, and also had directed The Mandalorian said that it’s probably not the case.

Filoni said that fans are reading too much into it and that the audio cameo of Ahsoka doesn’t have any big implications with his work on the character and lauded J.J. Abrams for being so inclusive in terms of other elements of Star Wars and its characters. The director also said that he still has stories in store for everyone’s beloved Togruta who last appeared in Star Wars: Rebels as an adult, the timeline of which takes place half a decade before A New Hope. Ahsoka is set to make her return in The Clone Wars’ final season on Disney Plus.

It would be interesting where Ahsoka goes after The Clone Wars conclude, seeing as she’s one of the most popular recently added characters in the franchise with talks of making a live-action film about her besides fans wanting a standalone series for her. It will be very exciting to see what medium she will appear to next. Maybe an on-screen re-telling of the popular novel, Star Wars: Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston.

What do you think about it?