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Bo-Katan, Boba Fett, Sabine, Ahsoka: Why characters rumored for The Mandalorian S2 aren't overkill

In mid March 2020, Variety and several other reputable entertainment publications gave Star Wars fans more evidence that a fan-casting rumor is happening. Ahsoka Tano is coming to live-action played by veteran actor Rosario Dawson, a role that has been long rumored and somewhat campaigned for by Dawson herself. Online squeals of excitement could be found, but louder still were the eye rolls and questions of “why not let voice actor Ashley Eckstien play the role”. Fast forward about a month to the present, and we've had three almost confirmed “Legacy Characters” apparently set to appear and one heavily rumored. And the discourse arou