Eman Esfandi Joins ‘Ahsoka’ as Fan Favorite Ezra Bridger, the Star Wars animated character
Ezra Bridger is officially headed to live-action, with Eman Esfandi playing the Star Wars animated character in Ahsoka, the Disney+ series toplined by Rosario Dawson.
Esfandi’s credits incorporate the Robert Rodriguez horror film Red 11, which screened at Cannes in 2019, as well as a little role in best picture nominee King Richard. He additionally shows up in the upcoming gay military drama The Inspection, which is getting strong early reviews out of the Toronto Film Festival this week.
Ezra Bridger appeared in 2014 in the animated Star Wars Rebels, where he was voiced by actor Taylor Gray. The character developed from a vagrant with a talent for the Force into an in the Rebel methods of the Jedi. The geek culture-focused site Cinelinx initially announced the news.
The Disney+ series stars Dawson as titular Jedi Ahsoka Tano, who first jumped to live action in season two of The Mandalorian and furthermore showed up in The Book of Boba Fett. Different stars incorporate Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ukrainian actress Ivanna Sakhno and Australian thespian Natasha Liu Bordizzo. Hayden Christensen repeats his role as Anakin Skywalker and Ray Stevenson plays a mystery villain.
Plot subtleties are not known, however the setup incorporates Tano venturing from one finish of the cosmic system to the next looking for Grand Admiral Thrawn, a previous commandant in the Empire. Star Wars Rebels finished with both Thrawn and Ezra vanishing into space.
Ahsoka hails from Star Wars Rebels co-maker Dave Filoni, who is composing the series and will likewise leader produce with individual Star Wars plan Jon Favreau. Peter Ramsey, the Oscar-winning co-head of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, is helming somewhere around one episode of the series, presently approaching the finish of shooting on season one.
The projecting comes a day prior to Saturday’s D23 board, as would be considered normal to incorporate a first gander at various ventures from the Star Wars cosmic system.
For a really long time, reports have twirled about who might play Ezra in the series, with Aladdin star Mena Massoud’s name surfacing on the web as a fancasting plausibility. Massoud reconciled with those tales finishing on Friday.
“Glad the rumors will stop now. Never really had a fair shot at it unfortunately (1 self-tape months ago) but just wasn’t meant for me I guess,” wrote Massoud on Twitter Friday. “Can’t deny the dude looks exactly like Ezra. Hope it’s done justice!”