Who run the universe? The women of Star Wars: Forces of Destiny


Our first look at Star Wars: Forces of Destiny is here and your favorite galactic warriors are back. Rey, Ahsoka Tano, Jyn Erso, Princess Leia and Sabine Wren take center stage in the animated shorts.

The Star Wars universe has no shortage strong females. And Kathleen Kennedy, President of Lucasfilm and strongest of them all, is making sure fans don’t forget it.

In a new series of animated shorts, called Forces of Destiny, it’s the women who run the show.

Now, we have our first look. Check it out below.

With Daisy Ridley, Felicity Jones, Tiya Sircar, Ashley Eckstein and Lupita Nyong’o all returning to voice their characters, the series will focus on some of the smaller moments not seen in the feature films. Kathleen Kennedy is just as excited as fans, saying at the time of the announcement:

"“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 is a fun new way for people to experience Star Wars.”"

But don’t worry, the showrunners aren’t going rogue; the stories will all be official canon, albeit at different points in the saga.

Star Wars: Forces of Destiny will premiere first on Disney’s YouTube channel, on July 3. On July 9, the series will hit the small screen, debuting on Disney Channel. And, because you can never have too much Star Wars, the series will also be accompanied by an extensive line of toys and collectibles.

Hasbro has plans to release “Adventure Figures” — a combination of traditional dolls and action figures — of each of the series leads. The toys also hint that other fan favorites (new and old) are returning. Kylo Ren, R2-D2, BB-8 and Chewbacca are all set to be part of the collection.

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So far, the Force is strong with this series.