Disney and Lucasfilm are going to focus on the female heroes of Star Wars in Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, and that’s a very good thing….
Star Wars: Forces of Destiny is a new eight-part animated series from Disney/Lucasfilm. Its debut will be on the Star Wars YouTube, followed by eight other episodes on the Disney Channel, but it won’t be a connective, on-going series like Star Wars Rebels. However, it will tell the stories of the female heroes of Star Wars.…and this is a good thing.
Each episode will feature a familiar character from the Star Wars universe, including:
- Princess Leia from the Original Trilogy
- Padmé Amidala from the Prequel Trilogy
- Rey from Star Wars: The Force Awakens
- Jyn Erso from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
- Sabine Wren from Star Wars Rebels
- Hera Syndulla from Star Wars Rebels
- Ahsoka Tano from both The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels
Here’s a teaser for Star Wars: Forces of Destiny.
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According to Entertainment Weekly, there will be episodes where multiple heroines will get to be in the same episode with each other, and we’re not sure how that will work, but EW has confirmed that these stories are all official Star Wars canon, so there you have it. I’m thinking flashbacks, or Force ghosts, or something along those lines.
The executive producer of Forces of Destiny, Carrie Beck, had this to say:
"One of the opportunities here was to tell the stories in between the larger moments and imagine some of the ways our characters have crossed. It’s all part of the larger swath of storytelling."
I can’t wait to see these stories play out on the small screen, as anything new in the Star Wars storytelling universe is always a bonus.
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