Originally, plans for Ahsoka Tano called for her to be retconned into 2002’s Attack of the Clones.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars writer Dave Filoni told Vanity Fair that he had plans to introduce her through the film. This plan involved making the Togruta child who briefly appeared in the film a young Ahsoka Tano. Filoni said, “We called her Ashla in the beginning. That was 2005, and that worked on several levels for me. I think it was the name given to one of the [young Jedis Yoda was training] in Attack of the Clones. There was a little Togruta girl. We kicked around the idea that maybe that was Ahsoka but then we thought the age didn’t really work out for it to be the same character. She was too young in the film.”
Though these scrapped plans kept Tano out of Attack of the Clones, she’s nonetheless managed to become a major part of the Star Wars mythos, most notably through her starring role in Star Wars: The Clone Wars TV show.
Later on, Tano became a recurring character on Star Wars: Rebels. Tano also finally appeared in a live-action Star Wars movie with a voice-over cameo in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. She’s slated to make her first live-action physical appearance in the second season of The Mandalorian.
Streaming on Disney+, the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars stars Matt Lanter as Anakin Skywalker, Ashley Eckstein as Ahsoka Tano, Dee Bradley Baker as Captain Rex and the clone troopers, James Arnold Taylor as Obi-Wan Kenobi, Katee Sackhoff as Bo-Katan and Sam Witwer as Maul. A new episode arrives each Friday.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars writer Dave Filoni described his original plan for Ahsoka to show up in Attack of the Clones.