According to One Take News, Star Wars vet Temuera Morrison is joining the The cast of Ahsoka from Lucasfilm’s new Disney+ series starring Rosario Dawson as the fan-favorite ancient Jedi.
If her addition to the cast of Ahsoka were made official, Morrison would finally play the live-action version of Star Wars: The Clone Wars character Captain Rex, who was voiced by Dee Bradley Baker. He is one of the few clones able to resist the infamous Order 66 after Ahsoka removed her inhibitor chip. Besides The Clone Wars, Captain Rex has also appeared in other animated shows, including Rebels and The Bad Batch.
“Set after the fall of the Empire, Ahsoka follows former Jedi Knight Ahsoka Tano as she investigates an emerging threat to a vulnerable galaxy,” reads the official Star Wars show description.
Ahsoka is written by Dave Filoni, executive producer along with Jon Favreau and Kathleen Kennedy. After making her live-action debut in The Mandalorian, Rosario Dawson is reprising her role as the titular Jedi.
Who else is in the cast of Ahsoka?
The series will also star Natasha Liu Bordizzo as Sabine Wren, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Hera Syndulla, Eman Esfandi as Ezra Bridger, Ivanna Sakhno as Shin Hati, Ray Stevenson as Baylan Skoll and Wes Chatham, with Obi-Wan Kenobi starring Hayden Christensen in Anakin. Skywalker and Andor actress Genevieve O’Reilly. It’s also been confirmed that Lars Mikkelsen, who voiced Thrawn in the Star Wars Rebel animated series, has joined the show to portray the fan-favorite villain in live-action.
Ahsoka is set to debut in August 2023, exclusively on Disney+.