Okay, let’s get this out of the way right now: To all those decrying the Disney era of Star Wars because you don’t like Kathleen Kennedy or the sequel trilogy…. We’ll thank you to have a seat and be quiet, now. At yesterday’s Disney Investor’s Meeting, we learned that Lucasfilm has a multitude of new Star Wars projects lined up in the next several years. They are more than doubling down on the Disney+ productions, which in our humble opinion is a great thing for the franchise. In doing so they seem to be, as Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni are with The Mandalorian, focusing as much on the stories as they are on the characters. That includes a live-action series featuring fan-favorite character Ahsoka Tano. A closer look at the show logo provides some strong hints as to what’s to come, too.
Fans were elated to see Rosario Dawson’s live-action portrayal of Ahsoka Tano in The Mandalorian, Chapter 13: “The Jedi.” The chapter was exactly what fans thought/hoped it would be – a springboard to a spinoff series feature Anakin Skywalker’s former padawan. But what story will the show tell? Creator of the character, Dave Filoni, has dropped us lots of hints.
Ahsoka may visit familiar plots, places
The big reveal of “The Jedi” was that Ahsoka was searching for Grand Admiral Thrawn. As we know, he disappeared to the Unknown Regions with Ezra Bridger in the Star Wars Rebels finale. When we last saw Ahsoka chronologically, she was heading off in search of Ezra with Sabine Wren. But… as Filoni recently hinted, she may not still be looking for Thrawn during the events of The Mandalorian. It could very well be just the beginning her search:
[W]hen you look at the epilogue of Rebels you don’t really know how much time has passed. So, it’s possible that the story I’m telling in The Mandalorian actually takes place prior to that.”~ Dave Filoni to Vanity Fair.
Thrawn, the “World Between Worlds”
If that’s the case, the Ahsoka logo makes a lot of sense. The star map is likely indicative of a journey that’s going to take the former Jedi (and Sabine?) across the galaxy. (Don’t forget, too – Filoni has on several occasions posted images of “Lady Tano” and Sabine together.) That journey would continue the storyline upon which she embarked at the end of Rebels. But look closer, still.
The show logo is also reminiscent of the “World Between Worlds” from which Ezra plucked Ahsoka back into reality. Is Filoni cryptically hinting at a return there, as well? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.