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Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, an animated microseries focusing on the women of the Star Wars universe, was a surprise announcement back at April’s Celebration. Within a couple of months, though, the series was already being released – on both YouTube and the Disney Channel – and seemed to be quite well received.
Fans of the show will be pleased to know then that season 2 will be just as quick in getting onto our screens. While talking with The Hollywood Reporter, showrunner Jennifer Muro revealed that Forces of Destiny will return in October. She dropped the news when asked which characters would be appearing in the next run.
“I wish I could tell you! You’ll find out in October. It’s been announced that we’ll see Hera [from Star Wars: Rebels], which will be great. I think people will enjoy seeing the characters in the second season.”
Muro also chatted about the positive fan reaction to the series, »
- Christian Bone
The fourth episode of webseries Star Wars: Forces of Destiny has arrived online today. While the first two outings for the series, released earlier this week, starred The Force Awakens’s Rey (as played by Daisy Ridley) and the third featured Princess Leia, this latest instalment moves away from a hero from the movies to focus on a TV fan favourite instead.
Titled “The Padawan Path,” episode four stars Ahsoka Tano, the Padawan of Anakin Skywalker, as introduced in the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series. In this short, Ahsoka – or “snips” as Anakin calls her – is running late for an important awards ceremony due to some problems with a marauding droid.
Fans of The Clone Wars will notice that the short sees Ashley Eckstein reprise the role from the animated series, and its follow-up Rebels. Matt Lanter is also back on board as Anakin and, of course, there »
- Christian Bone
Feeling a little bit of impatience while waiting for Star Wars: The Last Jedi? Already combed through all of the bonus features on the Rogue One Blu-ray? Watched all of Star Wars Rebels? If you're looking for some new Star Wars content in the meantime, the new Star Wars Forces of Destiny shorts may just do the trick. The first episode was released a few days ago and Disney has just released the second and third shorts online. The best part? Princess Leia returns to a galaxy far, far away. Also, we get some more Rey and Bb-8 action.
Starting with Star Wars: Forces of Destiny episode 2, titled "Bb-8 Bandits," which was released during the 4th of July holiday on the official Disney YouTube channel, it picks up right where episode 1 left off. Rey and Bb-8 just spent the night in after escaping the Nightwatcher Worm and are now on their way to Niima Outpost. »
Need something to do while waiting for that new Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer to drop? We've got you covered. Disney and Lucasfilm have released the first Star Wars Forces of Destiny animated short online. Titled "Sands of Jakku," the short features Rey and Bb-8 during the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens shortly after they met trying to escape from a giant, deadly alien worm. And this short finally answers one of the many questions from The Force Awakens.
The first episode of Star Wars: Forces of Destiny arrived a bit early on the Disney YouTube channel, though, it was scheduled to go up today anyway. "Sands of Jakku" is going to roll out today online and will debut on July 9 on Disney Channel. The series of shorts, which will clock in between 2-3 minutes in length, will feature the female heroines of the Star Wars universe, »
Today in non-controversial “Star Wars” news: You won’t have to wait for “The Last Jedi” to hit theaters to see more of Rey, Daisy Ridley’s badass “Force Awakens” character. A trailer has been released for Disney’s “Star Wars: Forces of Destiny,” an animated series about the women of the Galaxy Far, Far Away.
Each 2–3 minute short depicts “the untold stories that helped shape the destinies” of the “Star Wars” franchise’s female characters, a press release details. Film mainstays Princess Leia (voiced here by Shelby Young, “Smurfs: The Lost Village”), Rey, and Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) will appear alongside Sabine Wren (Tiya Sircar) and Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein) of the “Star Wars: Rebels” series.
“The choices we make, the actions we take, shape us into forces of destiny,” the series’ narrator, Maz Kanata (Lupita Nyong’o), hints as the ladies suit up, wield their lightsabers, and take on the Empire in the trailer.
The storylines and plot developments in “Forces of Destiny” will be part of the official “Star Wars” canon.
Beginning July 3, one “Forces of Destiny” short will debut on Disney’s YouTube channel every day at 10Am Pdt until the whole series is available. On July 9 all eight episodes will air on Disney Channel.
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” opens December 15.
Trailer Watch: Learn More About Leia, Rey, & Jyn Erso in “Star Wars: Forces of Destiny” was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. »
- Rachel Montpelier
The wait is just about over for Star Wars Forces of Destiny, an original series of animated shorts that will showcase the untold stories of Rey, Jyn Erso, Princess Leia, Sabine Wren, Padmè Amidala, Ahsoka Tano and more; Daisy Ridley, Felicity Jones, Tiya Sircar, Ashley Eckstein and Lupita Nyong’o will reprise their famous roles. It was announced earlier today that the series will make its debut on July 3rd on Disney's YouTube channel before arriving on the Disney Channel itself July 9th. Recently, I had a chance to chat with Star Wars Forces of Destiny writer Jennifer Muro … »
- Dave Trumbore
Five years ago almost to the day I wrote this column about the abysmal state of geek fashion and marketing for women. In 2015 I wrote this column, lauding the advances that had been made in that area and highlighting some great finds.
Now I write to celebrate the fact that there are currently cool women’s fashion options for so many geek properties that you could basically throw a dart at a list of fandoms and be assured of knowing that there’s a cute branded dress, piece of jewelry, pair of shoes, or at least women’s-fit tee for that property out there somewhere.
That. Is. Awesome.
I’m glad to note that there are a number of good companies out there that consistently pay attention to women’s fashion for geeks. One of my favorite geek tee companies, TeeTurtle, has sold comfy and flattering women’s tees for »
- Emily S. Whitten
Ahsoka Tano has been a fan favorite character ever since she first debuted in The Clone Wars as Anakin Skywalker’s apprentice, and her popularity saw a massive resurgence when she was reintroduced as “Fulcrum” in Disney Xd’s Star Wars Rebels. Though Ahsoka seemingly met her end after a duel with Darth Vader in the season 2 finale, “Dawn of The Apprentice,” the episode concluded with enough hints that we would see the powerful force-wielder again… in some capacity, at least.
Tano’s return was all but confirmed during Star Wars Celebration when series creator Dave Filoni wore an “Ahsoka Lives!” T-shirt for the Rebels panel, but we still don’t know exactly how she’ll be reintegrated into the season 4 plot. During a recent interview with Yahoo!, however, the actress who provides Ahsoka’s voice on the show, Ashley Eckstein, left little doubt that she’ll be back, while »
- Mark Cassidy
In today’s edition of Star Wars Rebels Bits, voice actor Ashley Eckstein teases Ahsoka Tano’s possible return to Star Wars Rebels and talks about her hopes for the future of the characters, Rosario Dawson continues to campaign to play Ahsoka in a live-action movie, the final season of the DisneyXD animated series will have a […]
- Peter Sciretta
Star Wars Celebration has officially kicked off and things have been absolutely amazing already. We've had a 40th anniversary panel and, most importantly, the Star Wars: The Last Jedi panel, which finally gave us the trailer we've all been dying to see. But there is a lot more going on this weekend and up next is the Heroines of Star Wars panel. You can live stream it right now.
Not everyone can make it down to Orlando, Florida for Star Wars Celebration, but Disney and Lucasfilm have fans all around the world covered. They are live streaming all of the biggest panels and events throughout the entire weekend and that includes the Heroines of Star Wars panel. As any fan of the franchise well knows, strong female characters have been a huge part of Star Wars ever since the very beginning and this panel will cover all of the strong ladies in a galaxy far, »
“Star Wars Forces of Destiny” will feature 2-3 minute long shorts that will explore fresh adventures of pivotal characters, new and old, including Rey, Jyn Erso, Sabine Wren, Princess Leia, Ahsoka Tano and others. The shorts will premiere on Disney YouTube in July, ahead of a two-part special later in the year on Disney Channel.
The stories will also be backed by a line of toys from Hasbro, including new ‘Adventure Figures’ – a fusion between traditional dolls and action figures.
- Sarah Ahern
Disney and Lucasfilm today announced Star Wars Forces of Destiny, a new initiative celebrating the inspiring stories of iconic heroes from across the Star Wars universe. An original series of animated shorts (each 2-3 minutes in length) will explore exciting, all new adventures of key characters including Rey, Jyn Erso, Sabine Wren, Princess Leia, Ahsoka Tano and others, ahead of books and a TV special later in the year. The stories will also be supported by a line of toys from Hasbro, including new ‘Adventure Figures’ – a fusion between traditional dolls and action figures, creating a whole new way to play Star Wars.
“Star Wars Forces of Destiny is for anyone who has been inspired by Leia’s heroism, Rey’s courage, or Ahsoka’s tenacity,” said Kathleen Kennedy, President of Lucasfilm. “We’re thrilled that so many of the original actors are reprising their roles in these shorts which »
- Michelle McCue
Rey, Jyn Erso, Sabine Wren, Princess Leia, Ahsoka Tano, Maz Tanaka, and many others incredible characters from the Star Wars universe are having their untold stories brought to light with a new series Disney and Lucasfilm are working on. The series is called Star Wars: Forces of Destiny and will include short stories for all your favorite Star Wars heroines! Watch a short behind-the-scenes video to get an idea of what is in store.
Each episode will be about 2-3 minutes in length, and will include amazing voices including Daisy Ridley (Rey), Felicity Jones (Jyn), Tiya Sircar (Sabine), Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano) and Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata as narrator). The series will be watchable on Disney's Youtube as of July 2017. A few months later, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Malliaros)
With Star Wars Celebration set to get underway today, Disney and Lucasfilm have announced that they will be celebrating the iconic heroes of the galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: Forces of Destiny.
The new micro-series of animated shorts will explore exciting, all new adventures of key characters including Rey, Jyn Erso, Sabine Wren, Princess Leia, Ahsoka Tano and others, and features the voice talents of Daisy Ridley (Rey), Felicity Jones (Jyn), Tiya Sircar (Sabine), Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano) and Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata as narrator).
“Star Wars Forces of Destiny is for anyone who has been inspired by Leia’s heroism, Rey’s courage, or Ahsoka’s tenacity,” said Kathleen Kennedy, President of Lucasfilm. “We’re thrilled that so many of the original actors are reprising their roles in these shorts which capture the small moments and everyday decisions that shape who these characters are. It »
- Amie Cranswick
Disney and Lucasfilm today announced Star Wars Forces of Destiny, a new initiative celebrating the inspiring stories of iconic heroes from across the Star Wars universe. An original series of animated shorts (each 2-3 minutes in length) will explore exciting, all new adventures of key characters including Rey, Jyn Erso, Sabine Wren, Princess Leia, Ahsoka Tano and others, ahead of books and a TV special later in the year.
The stories will also be supported by a line of toys from Hasbro, including new 'Adventure Figures', a fusion between traditional dolls and action figures, creating a whole new way to play Star Wars. Said Kathleen Kennedy, President of Lucasfilm.
"Star Wars Forces of Destiny is for anyone who has been inspired by Leia's heroism, Rey's courage, or Ahsoka's tenacity. We're thrilled that so many of the original actors are reprising their roles in these shorts which capture the small moments »
Lucasfilm has announced that it is teaming up with Del Rey Books to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Star Wars saga with the new anthology book Star Wars: From a Certain Point of View, which will feature 40 stories from over 40 different authors – each told from the perspective of a background character from Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.
As per the official Star Wars site, the list of authors confirmed so far includes:
Ben Acker & Ben Blacker Renee Ahdieh Tom Angleberger Meg Cabot Rae Carson Adam Christopher Zoraida Cordova Delilah S. Dawson Paul Dini Alexander Freed Jason Fry Christie Golden Ek Johnston & Ashley Eckstein Paul Kemp Mur Lafferty Ken Liu Griffin McElroy John Jackson Miller Nnedi Okorafor Daniel José Older Mallory Ortberg Madeleine Roux Gary D. Schmidt Cavan Scott Sabaa Tahir Glen Weldon Chuck Wendig Gary Whitta
Star Wars: From a Certain Point of »
- Gary Collinson
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