We might have heard Ashley Eckstein’s voice as Ahsoka Tano among the Jedi spirits at the end of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, but it seems to be the world’s worst-kept secret that we haven’t seen the last of the second most popular female in the Star Wars universe. Aside from the rumors that Kevin Feige’s rumored Star Wars project could be an Ahsoka Tano trilogy, and the fact that Brie Larson has been campaigning to play her (Please, no.), it’s also been rumored that we are on the cusp of an announcement fo a sequel series to Star Wars: Rebels that would see Ahsoka and Sabine Wren take off into the outer reaches of space in search of Ezra Bridger. Now, in a new interview with I09 Dave Filoni is adding fuel to the fire that Ahsoka isn’t as dead as some fans might suspect.

“I have to wonder with Star Wars fans,” he started. “They seem to watch the movies but they don’t take all the lessons. They deal a lot in absolutes, which is very much a Sith thing. I remember in The Empire Strikes Back Luke speaking out through the force to Leia. Vader also does this at the end of Empire Strikes Back. There’s no absoluteness that these people are dead.”

“I mean, some of them we know are dead,” Filoni continued. “It doesn’t really have any big implications to what I’m doing with the character, to be honest. I just thought it was a really fun thing. I thought J.J. [Abrams]’s instinct to be so inclusive with all these various elements of Star Wars and characters [was great]. And I thought it would be a great thing for the actors involved to be a part of something that was just really this celebrating moment of the Star Wars saga.”

“So when we get to that point [after The Rise of Skywalker] or if we’d ever reach that point again, I don’t know,” he concluded. “I’m in this other timeline. I’m in a couple right now. I just honestly love that people ask about the character.”

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