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Old March 25 2013, 05:21 AM   #46
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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?
Yes, that's right. I was wondering about carbonite as well, it would certainly help keep Ahsoka of youthful, lightsabre-slashing age. And it would actually be a quite believable reason for her to disappear after The Clone Wars and then re-appear whenever throughout either the mysterious "Underworld" timeline of III-IV or post ROTJ.

I'm kinda liking all these suggestions. Rosario Dawson is good and I think Mila Kunus is an excellent suggestion.

Of course ideally it would be Ashley Eckstein... too bad her eyes are so tiny in comparison to TCW's animated Ahsoka's gigantic saucers!
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Old March 25 2013, 07:05 AM   #47
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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.
Where did you look? I saw a couple of IMO pretty good ones on Deviantart.
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Old March 25 2013, 07:50 AM   #48
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Man, some of the stuff on Deviant Art is absolutely beastly. Like this one, "Duel of the Apprentices" by Raikoh-illust. It's a depiction of a Starkiller-Snips throwdown during the empire era. I was blown away by the quality of this piece. I can't draw for shit:

http://raikoh-illust.deviantart.com/...ices-258019961
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Old March 25 2013, 08:19 AM   #49
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By beastly do you mean good or bad?
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Old March 25 2013, 04:56 PM   #50
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By beastly do you mean good or bad?
Meaning excellent.

There are vast piles of crap too. And a bunch of fucked up porn type stuff.

But there are also kickass pieces, like the one above.
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Old March 26 2013, 12:42 AM   #51
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Yeah, so of the fan art on there is really creepy. Especially when you remember that she's supposed to be a young teenager.
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Old July 29 2013, 12:54 AM   #52
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There's an English singer named Keisha Buchanan, a former member of the band the Sugababes, who I just realised has a face that is a downright uncannily good match for Ahsoka.







It's too bad she's a singer, not an actress... course loads of singers have made the crossover to acting before.
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Old July 29 2013, 03:10 AM   #53
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Have there been any actors who have voiced a character in animation and then gone on to do play them in a live action production?
Three that spring to mind are Evan Richards, Christopher Kennedy, and Rick Overton. In the second season of the Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventures animated series, they took over the roles of Bill, Ted, and Rufus (replacing the original film's stars who had voiced those roles in the cartoon's first season), and then went on to play those same characters in the brief live-action Bill and Ted TV series. I've always wondered how that came about.
The Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventures live action series was shot before the second season of the cartoon went into production.

Richards and Kennedy were cast in the animated show because it was airing on Fox same as the live action and they wanted casting continuity.

As it turned out Fox delayed airing of the live action series for more than a year because of Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey. I guess they wanted to use the movie to drum up free publicity for the show or something.

Whatever the reason the second season of the animated show ended up airing before the live action version.
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Old July 29 2013, 04:21 AM   #54
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^That would explain it. I wondered if that was the case. But given how long it takes to produce animation (typically 6-12 months per episode), that had to be a pretty long delay. The live-action series didn't debut until a year after Bogus Journey came out.

Anyway, I guess that means those three don't work as answers to JD's question, have any actors played a role in animation and then played the same character in live action? But I know of one who did: Jeremy Ratchford played Banshee in the '90s animated X-Men and then reprised the role in the failed Generation X pilot.
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