Star Wars: Ahsoka First Dual Lightsaber Clip Released

Ahsoka Tano jumps into an action-packed lightsaber duel in the first clip from the Disney+ series.

Star Wars: Ahsoka's first lightsaber duel clip has been released ahead of the series premiere. Rosario Dawson takes up the iconic dual lightsabers in the new Disney+ series. A lot of the action in the first trailer for Star Wars: Ahsoka has focused on the title character dueling with the antagonistic Force-users in some cool-looking locales. This is far from the first time that Dawson's version of Ahsoka Tano has picked up a saber in the Star Wars universe. However, you could expect things to ratchet up quite a bit when things hit Disney+. Check out the first clip of the lightsaber duel down below!

It seems like the action is split between Hera and Chopper trying to outmaneuver an enemy ship. Star Wars Rebels fans should rejoice as the sequence feels a lot like a live-action continuation of the feel from that show. On the ground, Ahsoka does battle with two assailants. But, as fans will remember, she's got a saber for each of them. The former Jedi makes quick work of a droid and the human combatant reveals that their lightsaber is actually double-bladed. So, there's a lot to be done there, and you get the feeling that Disney+ cut the video before we got to the juiciest bits.

Star Wars: Ahsoka Had Aggressive Lightsaber Training

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Star Wars: Ahsoka has brought with it some pretty extreme lightsaber training. Rosario Dawson talked about how hard they've been trying to get it all perfect during an interview with Entertainment Weekly. Star Wars fans are notoriously rigorous when it comes to critiquing the fights in this franchise. So, the drive for perfection is probably a good move.

"Doing two hours a day, seven days a week, was pretty intense," Dawson explained to EW's Dagobah Dispatch. "And then you add on when we were actually filming and doing these different battles and having to continue to studying it." She added of her character, "She is ambidextrous ... That was just a lot to kind of own."

"She's so fierce from the very beginning," Dawson continued. "It was never a question about whether she capable. She meets every single match just so head-on. There's no hesitancy from her whatsoever, and that's really different from someone who's learning martial arts in their 40s who's trying to protect their face." 

Star Wars Rebels Have Their Moment

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From that clip, it's pretty clear that Star Wars Rebels is probably going to play a massive factor in Star Wars: Ahsoka. A lot of fans on social media had been hoping that would be the case. Dave Filoni sat in the producer's chair for both of these efforts. So, expectations are high. He told The Wrap about his feelings surrounding animated characters entering live-action. 

"At the end of the day, I've been very happy with the ones that have gone over," Filoni replied when asked about some of his animated favorites making the jump to live-action. "There may or may not be more in Ahsoka, if that's your thing. If you're excited about that, I'm just saying that one might have a few more, which makes sense, by the way. As you know, I wrote it. You can't fault me there." 

What Other Battles Are Coming In Ahsoka?

Fan-favorite Star Wars hero Ahsoka Tano returns in the brand new series on Disney+. Rosario Dawson stars in Star Wars: Ahsoka, premiering in August 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.

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