Rosario Dawson reportedly cast as Ahsoka Tano in The Mandalorian on Disney Plus

The Star Wars character, Anakin Skywalker's Jedi padawan apprentice, has only been in animated shows.

Ahsoka Tano returned to Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Friday March 20, and fans might get to see her on The Mandalorian next year.

A fan favorite character from the wider Star Wars universe could be joining The Mandalorian for season 2, according to a report Friday from Slashfilm. The site reports actress Rosario Dawson will be playing Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker's Jedi padawan apprentice, and a character who has only appeared on animated shows before. Ahsoka Tano has been seen on Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels, where she is voiced by Ashley Eckstein.

A representative for Disney said any casting news would have to come from StarWars.com. Representatives for Lucasfilm and Dawson did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Back in 2017, a fan on Twitter asked Dawson to play Ahsoka in a Star Wars movie, and she replied "Ummmm... yes please?!" (The original fan request is no longer on Twitter, but Dawson's response is.)

Ahsoka Tano has a Mandalorian connection already. Dave Filoni, co-creator of the animated character, is a director, writer and executive producer on the popular Disney Plus show, whose blockbuster character The Child, aka Baby Yoda, was Disney Plus' first breakout star.

The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal as a bounty hunter who develops a father-son relationship with The Child, an adorable infant creature he was supposed to turn over to a client.

Rosario Dawson has starred in such films as Rent, Sin City, Clerks II and Men in Black II. Her television resume includes playing Claire Temple in a series of Marvel shows, including Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and The Defenders.