The first two episodes of Ahsoka are already on Disney+. And with its premiere on the streaming platform, the Star Wars series with Rosario Dawson He wanted to pay a heartfelt tribute to one of his co-stars, Ray Stevenson What He died last May at the age of 58.
Stevenson’s last role was as Baylan Skoll, an experienced Jedi Knight who eventually becomes a mercenary in the service of the Imperial Navy under the command of Morgan Elsbeth (Diana Lee Inosanto), and I am Shin Hati (Ivanna Zakhno). Elsbeth’s mission is to bring back Admiral Thrawn himself (Lars Mikkelsen), who appears at the end of Star Wars: Rebels and finally disappears In the depths of hyperspace.
It’s at the end of the first chapter, just before the credits roll, that Ahsoka pays tribute to Stevenson with some more than emotional words: “To our friend Ray”. The message from the tragic death of the interpreter of Irish descent surprised both the Hollywood industry and Stevenson’s own followers.
Known for gaming Frank Castle in Punisher: War Zone and the Asgardian warrior Volstagg in the Thor moviesThe actor also had a large presence in the series Roma, where he played Titus Pullo, a fierce and formidable soldier but also quite undisciplined, in the XIII. Legion commanded by Julius Caesar in Gaul. His last role was Baylan Skoll in Ahsoka.
“Set after the fall of the empire, Star Wars: Ahsoka tells the story of Ahsoka Tano, interpreted by Rosario Dawson, a former Jedi investigating an emerging threat that looms over an endangered galaxy”, states the official synopsis of the series, prepared by Dave Filoni The cast also stars David Tennnat as Huyang, Natasha Liu Bordizzo as Sabine Wren, Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Hera Syndulla, and Eman Esfandi as Ezra Bridger.