If waiting a year between Star Wars movies is just too long for you, don’t worry. And also, listen up, Disney and Lucasfilm are now launching a brand new initiative that includes an original series of animated shorts featuring the adventures of your favorite Star Wars characters. You’ll get another peek at the heroic journeys of some of your favorites and just go ahead and freak out because this is amazing news!! Let’s take a peek:
Star Wars Forces of Destiny “will focus on untold stories of everyday heroism that shape the destinies of Rey, Jyn Erso, Sabine Wren, Princess Leia, Ahsoka Tano and others.”
And don’t worry, these stories will be in canon. The initiative isn’t just these stories, though but includes videos, books, and more. The 2-3 minute long videos will be released this July on Disney’s YouTube channel and guess what? Many of the actors you love will be back to voice the characters in the stories.
Who? Daisy Ridley (Rey), Felicity Jones (Jyn), Tiya Sircar (Sabine), Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano) and Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata, as the narrator). Pretty much, #SquadGoals. President of Lucasfilm Kathleen Kennedy is probably as excited as we are about the project:
But wait, it gets better! New toys from Hasbro will be available surrounding the new stories. This “Adventures Line” will include 11-inch figures of the characters. Better start saving to buy them all now cause they look so cool!
There will also be new role-playing gear available for the series — like Rey’s staff and, of course, lightsabers. Look for the animated series this July and the new figures from Hasbro will be available this Fall. The more Star Wars in our lives, the better, right?!