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Old March 13 2013, 11:38 PM   #31
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Re: Casting Ahsoka Tano

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that being said, if the casting would be for VII, she would be way to young unless Ahsoka's race ages slowly
The Togruta's average life expectancy is 94 according to Wookieepedia, which is above real-world early-21st-century human life expectancy, but a bit below the life expectancy of Star Wars humans.

Ahsoka was born c. 36 BBY (i.e. before the events of the original movie), and Return of the Jedi takes place in 4 ABY. So if Episode VII is c. 30 years after ROTJ, then Ahsoka would be c. 70 at that time.
Which can always be retconned.
Or they could just have her frozen in carbonite for the intervening 50 years?
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Old March 14 2013, 12:12 AM   #32
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Kid Ahsoka, I have no idea, but adult Ahsoka looks a lot like Rosario Dawson. Who ironically enough is a huge Trekkie who wants to play a Klingon. Is a Togruta Jedi close enough?

Dawson has very large eyes, just give he blue contact lenses, maybe even do it via CGI.
Yes, and Rosario also has the nice full lips.

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Old March 14 2013, 01:21 AM   #33
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Are you guys aware that Ashley Eckstein did a cosplay as Ahsoka for a photo shoot last year?

Ashley as Ahsoka
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Old March 14 2013, 03:19 AM   #34
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That looks weird. Why aren't her eyes five times larger like normal?
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Old March 14 2013, 04:49 AM   #35
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Are you guys aware that Ashley Eckstein did a cosplay as Ahsoka for a photo shoot last year?

Ashley as Ahsoka
Yep.

My suggestion that they cast her took that into consideration.

She has the same level of resemblance to the cartoon character as Ewan McGregor does to Sir Alec Guinness, meaning close enough. Plus, there's always the magic of CGI that could play a factor. Naturally, Ashley sounds exactly like Ahsoka for some "puzzling" reason.

Of course, all this would be pending auditions, etc., not to mention we don't even know whether there are any live action Ahsoka adventures in the pipeline.

Another possibility, that I'm sure they'd consider, is they might split the difference, and use a different actor for the physical stuff, but still call Ashely back to do the voice. They might even try to Jar Jar her, that is more than just simply tweak the physical actor's basic appearance.
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Old March 14 2013, 05:07 AM   #36
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With apologies to Ms. Eckstein.... 200% eyes 150% lips

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Old March 14 2013, 05:09 AM   #37
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^ Well, that's just hideous looking. Obviously, the quick-and-dirty execution has something to do with that.
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Old March 14 2013, 05:29 AM   #38
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Yeah, just farting around but I couldn't resist posting the trainwreck that resulted.
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Old March 14 2013, 05:33 AM   #39
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What's weird is that, despite the train wreck, it did sorta work. It proves that the idea might work, but it would have to be attempted seriously to really know. And it would be hard to avoid dropping off into a deep uncanny valley.
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Old March 14 2013, 06:00 AM   #40
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Re: Casting Ahsoka Tano

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Yeah, just farting around but I couldn't resist posting the trainwreck that resulted.
It does inspire one to see if there might be a less trainwreck-y possible way to do it:



175% eyes and a slightly reshaped skull to accommodate them. Eh. It's serviceable.
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Old March 14 2013, 08:42 AM   #41
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Normally I don't really have a problem with uncanny valleyness but that freaks me the hell out!
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Old March 24 2013, 09:32 PM   #42
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Danai Gurira (Michonne from The Walking Dead) has the kinda face that would fit well.

Hmm... Are we going for clone wars era AT or a more grown / matured look?

Chronologically she should have been about 18 by the time TCW ended, but still didn't have full-length head tails or horns. Or at least, not like Shaak Ti's. Maybe Togruta pysically mature slower than humans. Or maybe it varies from individual to individual, and some of them never develop long ones.

By the time of ANH she would be 37 - 38, and by the events of ROTJ, 41 - 42. Older than Luke, a lot younger than Vader or Obi-Wan. About contemporary with Solo.
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Old March 24 2013, 10:23 PM   #43
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... Do I really get to be the first one to argue, three pages in, that the visual design of the character is simply awful, bad enough in CG, but a guaranteed loser in photorealism/live action? I just image searched some cosplays, and man, is it a dire design. The white/blue Bib Fortuna-like hair is gross and clashes with itself, becoming even worse against the John Boehner skin. I get that they'd already done the blue woman thing with Secura, but they certainly didn't do anywhere near as well.

No, I don't think Abrams and Co. will want anything to do with her in live-action movies.
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Old March 24 2013, 10:48 PM   #44
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Shaak Ti has the same colouring and doesn't look awful.

Cosplayers don't exactly have a movie-level makeup budget or professional makeup artists / weta-workshop alien-body-bits people to work on them.

This isn't dressing up as Chun-Li we're talking about here. This is an alien with horns and head-tails that need to look completely integrated, need to look like part of her body. That's kinda beyond the average cosplayer, but I trust the Lucasfilm crew to do it right
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Old March 24 2013, 11:33 PM   #45
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Shaak Ti has the same colouring and doesn't look awful.

Cosplayers don't exactly have a movie-level makeup budget or professional makeup artists / weta-workshop alien-body-bits people to work on them.
Eh, her look's okay for a scene or two or a cameo, but I don't see a character that weird playing a major part, and that whole head/tail thing is pretty darn silly.



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Cosplayers don't exactly have a movie-level makeup budget or professional makeup artists / weta-workshop alien-body-bits people to work on them.
Sure, but Aayla Secura cosplayers look much better. At least Secura has the sense to put her giant head-tails behind her back, and to not mix three vastly different body colors.
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