Watch Star Wars Showcase Ahsoka Fans at Fan Events Across the Country

Ahsoka fan events were held at Disney World, Disneyland, The El Capitan Theatre, Lucasfilm Headquarters, and Times Square.

Star Wars: Ahsoka is premiering on Disney+ next week, in fact, it was just announced that the series is being released a little early. The show sees Rosario Dawson in the titular role, which she originally played in the second season of The Mandalorian. The first reactions to the show hit the Internet last night, and Star Wars fans are praising the first two episodes and teasing some major connections to the animated series, Star Wars Rebels. Due to the current SAG strike, there was no official premiere for Ahsoka, but Disney and Lucasfilm did do something special for fans. In lieu of an official premiere, there were fan events held at Disney World in Orlando, Disneyland in Anaheim, the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles, Lucasfilm Headquarters in San Francisco, and Times Square in New York City. Today, the official account for Star Wars shared a video of Ahsoka fans on Instagram.

"Rebels have risen around the galaxy for #Ahsoka Fan Events. Don't miss @AhsokaOfficial Tuesday, August 22 at 6PM PT, only on @DisneyPlus," Star Wars wrote. You can view the video below:

Star Wars also shared group photos from each event last night. "Tonight, fans from across the galaxy were the first to experience Star Wars: #Ahsoka." You can check out the photos below:

Rosario Dawson Comments on SAG Strike:

Last month, the negotiations between SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP officially broke down with no deal in place, which means most film and television productions have halted. Actors with upcoming projects are unable to promote their new work, but some big stars are speaking out about the current strike. Recently, Dawson joined a group of volunteers for the Shiseido Blue Project beach clean-up at the 2023 US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California. The actor spoke with ABC News about the environmental clean-up and also addressed the current strike.

"You know I think that when you hear the things that people are sharing and you know their experiences they've been having... I don't know that I actually would have continued being an actor. I started out really young and those residual checks that came in were small, but they were significant enough that I could have fresh food versus ramen," Dawson explained. "That was a very real thing and now you have these huge, successful shows on these streaming platforms and young actors coming up and there's no money for them."

"I think it's [a] beautiful kind of reckoning of humanity, and that's why I feel like it scales in the same way we're talking about climate change," Dawson continued. "There's just like a lot of confluences coming together of people realizing we've just gone into hyperdrive for so long and all our toys and gadgets and things, acceleration of these past decades, as someone who straddles the centuries ... it's incredible what I've seen in my lifetime. But I think we need to take a second, and that's what's happening with workers across every industry, to go, 'What does the future look like?' If we don't figure that out now it's going to be very dire for our children."

What Is Ahsoka About?

Fan-favorite Star Wars hero Ahsoka Tano returns in the brand new series on Disney+Rosario Dawson stars in Star Wars: Ahsoka, premiering August 23rd on the streamer. The series picks up after the events of The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett, in which we saw the former Jedi searching for Grand Admiral Thrawn (Lars Mikkelsen) and helping Luke Skywalker train Grogu. Ahsoka will be joined on her new mission alongside longtime allies Sabine Wren (Natasha Liu Bordizzo) and Hera Syndulla (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) as they attempt to track down Thrawn, who was last seen disappearing to the far reaches of space after a confrontation with Ezra Bridger (Eman Esfandi). Star Wars: Ahsoka is the latest live-action series from Lucasfilm's creative duo of Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni.