THE MANDALORIAN Concept Designer Explains Reason For Key Change To Ahsoka Tano's Live-Action Appearance
Are you wondering why Ahsoka Tano's head tails are shorter in The Mandalorian? So are we and we now have an official answer for you from the concept designer!
Ahsoka Tano has finally come to live-action thanks to The Mandalorian, and it's fair to say that the Disney+ TV series - and actress Rosario Dawson - did The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels character justice.
While the episode ended with Ahsoka heading down her own path (separate to the one Din Djarin and Grogu are on), there's understandably a lot of excitement to see more of her in this series or another live-action spinoff. However, something that many fans of the Jedi have pointed out since Friday is the fact that her head tails have been shortened.
In the aforementioned animated TV shows, Tano's "lekku" were quite a bit longer, and while the visuals in those series were heavily stylised, the change was still jarring for some.
Now, one of The Mandalorian's concept designers, Brian Matyas, has shed some light on why that change was made. As you can see below, he explains that Ahsoka's head tails were the "chief concern" for those working on the hit show, and it appears the main reason was because they needed to design this live-action take "with consideration for stunts and movement."
This really isn't the end of the world, of course, but it's good to get an explanation - especially when it makes perfect sense. Let us know your thoughts on this news in the comments section below!
Yea pretty much that was the chief concern. From animation to live action I did a ton of design exploration for her and their appropriate size for the actor with consideration for stunts and movement. I'm sure I'll get to discuss at greater length in the near future!— Brian Matyas (@brianmatyasart) November 27, 2020