In January of 2022, Mary Elizabeth Winstead was reported to have joined the cast of the upcoming Star Wars streaming series Ahsoka. At the time of the report, Winstead’s role was unknown and has been kept a secret as the series went through production. Now a new report claims to have revealed who Winstead is playing and it’s a MAJOR character from a fan-favorite animated series making her live-action debut.
According to Bespin Bulletin, Winstead is playing Twi’lek General Hera Syndulla. One of the lead characters of Star Wars Rebels, Syndulla was one of the leaders of the Rebellion in it’s early days and one if its great heroes. Ahsoka is set 5 years after the events of Return of the Jedi, which places it roughly 14 years after Hera’s first appearance in Rebels.
Ahsoka will find the titular Jedi reunited with the surviving members of the crew of Syndulla’s ghost as they search for Grand Admiral Thrawn and their friend Ezra Bridger. The series is currently set to stream on Disney Plus sometime in 2023.
Source: Bespin Bulletin