The first three episodes of Lucasfilm’s new shortform animated series Star Wars Forces of Destiny have been released online this week and hundreds of thousands of fans have been tuning in to check them out. The 2D animated series features short, 2-3 minute adventures featuring the wonderful female characters of the Star Wars universe.
In an interview with ComicBook.com, Forces of Destiny writer Jennifer Muro spoke a bit about what makes this new animated series so special:
“It’s the unseen moments from time and space for all the beloved characters. The original trilogy through Clone Wars and Rebels and The Force Awakens. It’s super exciting to see a lot of these characters come together in ways we hadn’t seen before.”
The writer also spoke about the benefit of having actresses from the feature films, like Daisy Ridley or Felicity Jones, or voice actors from the animated series, like Ashley Eckstein and Vanessa Marshall, reprise their characters for these shorts:
“Having the feature actresses is fantastic, of course. To have stories with Daisy, Daisy’s amazing. We have a lot of the Rebels actresses and they’re phenomenal and I’ll put them right up there with all the feature actresses. It’s an amazing array to work with.”
Muro then revealed the highlight of writing for this series for her:
“Leia was great, Leia was fantastic. To get to write for her in the original trilogy was a dream come true. I’m a huge original trilogy person. [Return of the] Jedi’s my favorite. Most people say Empire [Strikes Back] but I just love Jedi so much, mostly because of Luke’s journey up to that point. I think the change in that is just amazing. To write for some of that was a dream come true.”
Star Wars Forces of Destiny will feature the voices of Daisy Ridley as Rey, Felicity Jones as Jyn Erso, Tiya Sircar as Sabine Wren, Ashley Eckstein as Ahsoka Tano, Vanessa Marshall as Hera Syndulla, Lupita Nyong’o as Maz Kanata, Shelby Young as Princess Leia and a yet to be named actress as Padmé Amidala.
The first three episodes of Star Wars Forces of Destiny are available to watch now on Disney’s YouTube Channel.
8 ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Movies We Really Want To See
May the 4th be with you, everyone! Even on May the 8th! With Star Wars weekend in the rear-view mirror, it’s still a great time to kick back, get out your old glow-in-the-dark lightsaber toys and Darth Vader Halloween masks, and pop in those original trilogy DVDs. Maybe even all 8 currently-released films, if you’re up for the challenge (both mental and otherwise). Speaking of which, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story just came out on Blu-ray, marking the first home release of many Star Wars spin-off movies to come.
Of these, only one future title has been confirmed – Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, to be released in May of 2018. Beyond that, we know Disney had at least two more planned, and probably more down the line. And why not? The Star Wars universe is so ripe for exploration. There are so many characters we were introduced to in the Saga movies that could easily get their own film. And it doesn’t stop there. The legacy of the Jedi and the Sith go back thousands of years, opening up virtually endless possibilities of story material.
Given this abundance of material just waiting to be tapped into, Heroic Hollywood decided to celebrate the Star Wars holiday by compiling a list of the Star Wars stand-alone movies we’d most like to see. While some of the films on this list are more likely to be developed than others, they each share one unifying factor: they’d all be freakin’ awesome!
Heroic Hollywood proudly presents the 8 ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Off Movies We Really Want To See! Click next to get started. And may the Force be with you!