Disney and Lucasfilm have released eight brand new images for their animated short series, Star Wars Forces of Destiny. The short series focuses on animated shorts centered on the female characters of the Star Wars universe and in this brand new slate of shorts, we will see characters and stories from The Last Jedi given this treatment.
Two of the eight brand new shorts will be based off of The Last Jedi. One of the shorts, entitled “Porg Problems” follows Rey (Daisy Ridley) and her Jedi training getting interrupted by the Porgs on Ahch-To. The other short, entitled “Shuttle Shock” focuses on Rose Tico (Kelly Marie Tran) as she works with Finn (John Boyega) as they deal with a pod of dangerous creatures during their trip to Canto Bight.
Another Forces of Destiny short connects a sequel trilogy character to the timeline of the original trilogy with Maz Kanata (Lupita Nyong’o) making an appearance in “Bounty Hunted” as she helps Leia, Chewbacca and R2-D2 free Han from Jabba the Hutt.
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Here are the new episode descriptions for Star Wars Forces of Destiny:
“Hasty Departure” — Hera and Sabine liberate an Imperial shuttle only to find they have unexpected cargo — troopers!
“Unexpected Company” — Upset when Ahsoka joins a mission set for just he and Padmé, Anakin puts them on a dangerous path. Working alongside the secret couple, Ahsoka helps save the day.
“Shuttle Shock” — On their approach to Canto Bight, Finn and Rose learn to work together to navigate a pod of dangerous creatures.
“Jyn’s Trade” — Jyn helps a young thief learn a valuable lesson.
“Run Rey Run” — While scavenging inside a Star Destroyer, Rey is cornered by competition on the hunt for a valuable part.
“Bounty Hunted” — Maz Kanata helps Leia, Chewbacca and R2-D2 with a clever plan to free Han from Jabba the Hutt.
“The Path Ahead” — Training with Master Yoda in the swamps of Dagobah, Luke learns an important lesson.
“Porg Problems” — Rey has her training interrupted by some very mischievous porgs.
Talent from across Star Wars films and TV reprise their roles — Mark Hamill (Luke), Daisy Ridley (Rey), John Boyega (Finn), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose), Tiya Sircar (Sabine), Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka), Vanessa Marshall (Hera), Catherine Taber (Padmé) and Matt Lanter (Anakin), among others.
Eight brand new episodes of Star Wars Forces of Destiny will premiere on Disney’s YouTube channel and Disney.com on Monday, March 19, 2018. The eight episodes will also air on Disney Channel on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 9:50 p.m.
Here is the synopsis for Star Wars: The Last Jedi:
“In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past.”
Written and directed by Rian Johnson, the film stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Kelly Marie Tran, Laura Dern, Frank Oz and Benicio del Toro.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now available on Digital HD. It will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray on Tuesday, March 27, 2018.