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Go for Papa Palpatine!

The cool dude behind Tell It Animated has tackled Emperor Palpatine for Star Wars Day, and I should have posted this yesterday! It’s another fun dive into the looks of one of Hollywood’s greatest villains!

I’ve never been much of a fan of Sidious, but I have grown increasingly curious about his early years. I guess there might be a novel or two out there that covers it. I would love to learn more about what he was like as a younger man. He seems pretty normal in The Phantom Menace. How did his Sith mentor find him before the Jedi’s regular Force-sensitive child searches? How did he take to Sith training to get where he is? Was he always into politics or did he get into them because his boss told him too? I think it would be really interesting!

Anyway, another great job by Tell It Animated!


Rosario Dawson Has Been Cast as Ahsoka Tano in The Mandalorian!

As if The Mandalorian couldn’t get any better! Word broke today that Ahsoka Tano will make the jump to live action for the upcoming second season, and she will be played by Rosario Dawson! Slashfilm broke the news, and it’s been confirmed by the likes of Variety.

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Oh man, this is just the coolest news!

If you’ve never heard of Ahsoka Tano, she’s this badass rogue Jedi that was introduced in The Clone Wars cartoon as the padawan of Anakin Skywalker. Before turning to the Dark Side, Anakin was a full-on Jedi teacher and had this scrappy young padawan. Ahsoka’s story was pretty great (and is continuing in the new season 7, currently coming out on Disney+), and she ended the series in limbo — only to then return a bit older and a bit wiser in the Rebels cartoon.

Basically, this is a character introduced in the bonus Star Wars cartoons and continues to jump between shows as her ongoing story stretches across multiple programs! That’s pretty darn cool!

And to make matters even cooler, she’s joining The Mandalorian! This was already a hit show, but now it’s getting this injection of pure Star Wars awesomeness! This is just so damn cool.

Think about it: what’s Mando supposed to do with Baby Yoda? He doesn’t know the Force! So someone has to teach the little dude how to control his power. Perhaps that someone will be…Ahsoka Tano!

Ahsoka Tano taking on Baby Yoda as her own padawan is pretty much the most fan-pleasing thing I can imagine happening in Star Wars. So I am pleased.

Here’s hoping the world doesn’t succumb to a virus apocalypse before we can watch this excellent show again!


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