It’s always great to know that actors involved in geeky movies and TV shows are just as invested in them as the audience are.
And much like Robert Downey Jr, Ashley Eckstein is one of us. Not only has she been cosplaying her Star Wars character Ahsoka Tano (see picture above), but she’s developed her own fan theories about what has happened to the former Jedi Padawan at the end of Star Wars Rebels’ second season.
At the end of the two-part season finale Twilight of the Apprentice, Ahsoka finally faced off directly against Darth Vader. At first, she took Vader’s claim that he destroyed the ‘weak’ Anakin Skywalker at face value, until the Sith Lord’s mask is damaged and she hears his real voice. We’re led to believe that Vader killed his former Padawan, as the Sith temple/superweapon the fight is taking place in collapses around them. Some fans have claimed to have seen Tano in the background, picking her way through the smoke and wreckage, but Eckstein has her own ideas. Speaking at Emerald City Comic Con, she had this to say:
“I think there’s something tied in with the Mortis trilogy. The colours of the Converee [the monkey/owl thing seen in the closing scenes of the finale] are the same colours of the daughter on Mortis. What that connection is, I don’t know.”
For the uninitiated, the Mortis trilogy was three episodes of the Clone Wars series that saw Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka visit Mortis, a mysterious planet in unchartered space that seemed strangely strong with the Force. The trio meet three beings there who are more powerful with the Force than anything they’d experienced before: a father, his son and his daughter. The three were in a constant battle, with the father trying to balance his son’s dark side with his daughter’s light side. The daughter eventually dies to save Ahsoka by channeling the last of her life-force into the Padawan.
As you can see above, the colourings are very similar. This theory has also been banded around on social media in the last couple of weeks since Twilight of the Apprentice aired but everyone involved has remained tight-lipped about what will be happening in season 3. When asked if Ahsoka could fall to the Dark Side, as her exile from the Jedi Order late in the Clone Wars might suggest, Eckstein summed it up succinctly:
“I think Ahsoka is a representative of good and the light side of the force. She’s far from the dark side.”
Fairly to the point, we think.
Star Wars Rebels will return later in 2016.
Source: Outer Places