Initial List of “Star Wars: Forces of Destiny” Adventure Figures from Hasbro

While we’ve been introduced here to Star Wars: Forces of Destiny as a Lucasfilm Animation web series, that has also seen airplay on Disney’s cable channels, the concept is actually far-ranging and involves print media and toys. Hasbro in particular has launched a line of “Adventure Figures” in August 27.

Said adventure figures have the articulation of action figures, but also garbed in real-fabric clothing like dolls, as befits the mostly-female lineup of Star Wars characters in Forces of Destiny. We’ve got a list of the first several figures released for the line last year, with many to come later.

  1. Princess Leia (as seen in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back) with droid R2-D2
  2. Rey (as seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
  3. Jyn Erso (as seen in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)
  4. Sabine Wren (as seen in Star Wars Rebels)
  5. Rey (as seen in Star Wars: The Last Jedi) with droid BB-8
  6. Chewbacca (as seen in the Star Wars original trilogy)
  7. Ahsoka Tano (as seen in Star Wars: Clone Wars)
  8. Padme Amidala (as seen in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones)
  9. Luke Skywalker (as seen in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back) with Yoda
  10. Princess Leia (as seen in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi) with Wickett
  11. Princess Leia Platinum Edition (as seen in Star Wars: A New Hope) with droid R2-D2
  12. Rey and Kylo Ren 2-pack (as seen in Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

List of New Episodes for “Star Wars: Forces of Destiny” Season 2

Just when we thought that season 2 of the Lucasfilm web series Star Wars: Forces of Destiny would only be eight episodes long we get this very pleasant surprise. Seven more episodes have been added to the season, now making it only one episode short of the one from before.

True to form, Forces of Destiny once again showcases the leading women character of Star Wars in film and television, kicking Imperial (or First Order rear ends) and solving problems. The now-token male-centric appearance in this batch of episodes belongs to Chewbacca, taking place just off-screen of The Last Jedi.

  1. Chopper and Friends” – Hera Syndulla after Return of the Jedi, fighting Imperial remnants on Endor with Chopper (and some Ewok crewmembers)
  2. Monster Misunderstanding” – Queen Amidala shortly after Episode I – The Phantom Menace
  3. Art History” – Sabine Wren during Rebels, leading her brother Tristan to attack an Imperial guard-post built on an ancient Mandalorian statue
  4. Porgs!” – Chewbacca during Rey’s training period in The Last Jedi
  5. Perilous Pursuit” – Rey and Finn during The Force Awakens, based on a deleted scene of them in a speeder chase on Starkiller Base
  6. Traps and Tribulations” – Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker after Return of the Jedi; Mark Hamill again reprises his character
  7. A Disarming Lesson” – Ahsoka Tano during Rebels, teaching Ezra Bridger a lightsaber lesson

The new episodes were uploaded to the Forces of Destiny playlist on Disney’s official YouTube channel last Friday, May 4. They will then have their airtime premiere on the Disney Channel two weeks from now, May 25.

List of Cast Members for Upcoming “Star Wars Resistance” Animated Series on Disney Channel

Star Wars Rebels may be over, but the telling of the adventures of the heroes fighting to keep peace and order in the Galaxy Far, Far Away seems never-ending. Later this year will see the premiere of a new animated TV series from Lucasfilm Animation, the anime-styled Star Wars Resistance.

Set in between the original and sequel Star Wars trilogies but much closer to the beginning of Episode VII – The Force Awakens, Resistance tells of a civilian pilot recruited into General Leia’s clandestine force to fight the emerging First Order before they become a serious threat to the New Republic.

Here’s a list of voice talent that have been initially announced for the show. You’d definitely recognize two of the names from the Star Wars sequel trilogy (and other roles). Star Wars Resistance will premiere in late 2018 on the Disney Channel and will also air on Disney XD.

  1. Josh Brener
  2. Rachel Butera
  3. Gwendoline Christie reprising as Captain Phasma
  4. Donald Faison
  5. Oscar Isaac reprising as Poe Dameron
  6. Scott Lawrence
  7. Suzie McGrath
  8. Bobby Moynihan
  9. Jim Rash
  10. Christopher Sean
  11. Myrna Velasco

List of “Star Wars: Forces of Destiny” Season 2 Episodes

Following the sweet reception of its inaugural season, Lucasfilm Animation’s animated web series Star Wars: Forces of Destiny was announced in September of 2017 to be receiving a follow-up. The second season of the show, focusing on the various heroines of the Republic and the Rebels, premiered online March 25.

Unlike the 16 episodes that came before, Season 2 of Forces of Destiny is but half the number of its predecessor. Of special note is S2 episode 7, which is focused not on a Star Wars heroine but Luke Skywalker, voiced by Mark Hamill himself. Here is the episode list.

  1. Hasty Departure” – Sabine Wren and Hera Syndulla, possibly during Rebels
  2. Unexpected Company” – Ahsoka Tano and Padme Amidala during Clone Wars
  3. Shuttle Shock” – Rose Tico during Episode VIII – The Last Jedi
  4. Jyn’s Trade” – Jyn Erso (now voiced by Helen Sadler) before Rogue One
  5. Run Rey Run” – Rey before Episode VII –The Force Awakens
  6. Bounty Hunted” – Princes Leia and Maz Kanata, explaining how Leia got her disguise for Episode VI – Return of the Jedi
  7. The Path Ahead” – Luke Skywalker at his Jedi training on Dagobah, during Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back
  8. Porg Problems” – Rey during her Jedi training on Ahch-to during Episode VIII – The Last Jedi

Star Wars: Forces of Destiny Season 2 can be seen (alongside Season 1) on Disney’s official YouTube channel, as well as occasionally on Disney Channel.

Final Trailer for “Solo: A Star Wars Story” Up

We all know the story now: creative differences, directorial changes, long reshoots, and so on have been the bane in the production of Solo: A Star Wars Story. It had gotten so bad that there have only been a handful of teasers and trailers for it, unlike most other blockbusters.

Its final director Ron Howard had promised one last theatrical-sized trailer for Solo before it arrives in cinemas next month, and Lucasfilm has delivered. It’s easily the longest preview of the second installment of the Star Wars Story spinoffs yet, and really delves into the “world” of the upcoming movie.

The trailer begins with an evening shot of a planet where Imperial Star Destroyers are being built, likely Han Solo’s home-world of Corellia. Voiceover of Emilia Clarke as Qi’ra hints that Han (Alden Ehrenreich) has some secret plans while joining the caper he is currently on, something Han merely demurs.

New scenes are interspersed with old ones already shown. Hints that Han first meets and befriends Chewbacca in Solo are once again dropped, even as the two join with a major con operation led by Tobias (Woody Harrelson) who gives Han his signature blaster and recruits Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover).

Solo was pitched as a uniquely different tone to the larger Star Wars universe, in that it would feel like a “space western”. But more scenes shown here also reinforce the notion that it will also be a sci-fi heist movie. A slew of new characters are also introduced here.

Actresses Thandie Newton and Phoebe Waller-Bridge are introduced in the final film trailer as their newly-seen characters Val, an associate of Tobias’, and droid L3-37, respectively. More shots of the “Kessel” Millennium Falcon are in evidence, plus a reminder to casual Star Wars fans that Chewbacca is 100+ years old.

For those who were brought down by the grim and fatalistic tone of the first Star Wars Story, Rogue One, then Solo looks to be a more light-hearted yet still action-pack alternative. The film premieres in cinemas on May 25.

“Solo” Director Ron Howard Promises One More Trailer, Assures Post-Prod Nearly Done

It’s now April, and then it will soon be back to the Galaxy Far, Far Away with Solo: A Star Wars Story premiering late in May next month. Despite assurances offered by the film’s final director Ron Howard, there really have been a lot of production difficulties for the movie.

Said difficulties may have contributed to the dearth of trailers and TV teasers for what happens in Solo, aside from the two that Lucasfilm has already released. Luckily, Howard has announced on social media that at least one more teaser trailer of goodly length will be put up for fans.

Probably to offset the fact that a tie-in children’s storybook has spoiled some plot details of the film, the award-winning filmmaker has included a big reveal in his regular social media updates regarding the post-production edition for Solo. This regards a space battle between the Millennium Falcon and TIE Fighters.

Said battle was glimpsed during the Super Bowl LII Solo teaser, and Howard intimates that we might get more of that in the upcoming trailer. He also noted that while Jim Powell is composing and conducting the orchestral score, he will be assisted by Star Wars music legend John Williams.

Meanwhile, initial directors Chris Miller and Phil Lord, who were removed from the project last year due to creative differences with Lucasfilm (after completing around half the filming schedule), will still be part of the production credits as executive producers. Howard’s Instagram updates insist that only “finishing touches” remain doing.

Solo: A Star Wars Story stars Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover and Emilia Clarke, and will arrive in cinemas on May 24 (UK) and 25 (US).

List of “Star Wars: Forces of Destiny” Season 1 Episodes

The choices we make, the actions we take, moments both big and small, shape us into Forces of Destiny.

And with those words, the animated web series Star Wars: Forces of Destiny begins anew with another episode of adventure featuring the most awesome heroines of the Galaxy far, far away.

The first season of Forces of Destiny premiered online in mid-2017 through Disney’s official YouTube channel, with the episodes eventually airing on Disney Channel later that year in October. There were 16 episodes in all, focusing on characters from the Prequel, Original and Sequel trilogies of the Star Wars saga:

  1. Sands of Jakku – Rey before The Force Awakens
  2. BB-8 Bandits – Rey during The Force Awakens
  3. Ewok Escape – Princess Leia Organa during Return of the Jedi
  4. The Padawan Path – Ahsoka Tano during Clone Wars
  5. Beasts of Echo Base – Princess Leia Organa before The Empire Strikes Back
  6. The Imposter Inside – Ahsoka Tano and Senator Padmé Amidala during Clone Wars
  7. The Stranger – Jyn Erso before Rogue One
  8. Bounty of Trouble – Princess Leia Organa and Sabine Wren during Rebels
  9. Newest Recruit – Ketsu, Sabine Wren and Hera Syndulla during Rebels
  10. Tracker Trouble – Rey during The Force Awakens
  11. Teach You, I Will – Ahsoka Tano during Clone Wars
  12. The Starfighter Stunt – Ahsoka Tano and Senator Padmé Amidala during Clone Wars
  13. Accidental Allies – Sabine Wren and Jyn Erso during Rebels and before Rogue One
  14. An Imperial Feast – Princess Leia Organa and General Hera Syndulla after Return of the Jedi
  15. The Happabore Hazard – Rey before The Force Awakens
  16. Crash Course – Sabine Wren and Ketsu during Rebels

Closely-Guarded “Solo: A Star Wars Story” Plot and Character Info Not a Secret on Tie-In Merchandise

There are only two months to go before the premiere of Solo, the second installment of the Star Wars Story spinoff anthology. But remarkably, the expected torrent of information on plot and characters just hasn’t materialized. Despite several trailers coming out, franchise fans remain as in the dark as ever.

In fact, about the only place where people who can’t wait for official news can go to get spoiled would be at toy shelves or bookracks, combing through merchandise tie-ins to Solo that, as is usual for major film releases, have already come out well before the premiere date itself.

It was, after all, from a LEGO announcement that we first got wind of the Millennium Falcon in its original new condition, fit to do its famous Kessel Run which is now known to take place in the movie. Now, a Solo children’s storybook entitled “Train Heist” will spoil more.

The e-book, found in Amazon, appears to be a partial movie adaptation, narrating a scene from a trailer sequence where Han (Alden Ehrenreich) and Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) jump atop an elevated train called the Conveyex to steal something, only to get attacked. Check the original trailer below at 29 seconds.

In addition, the blurb for Solo: “Train Heist” reveals that the writers for this spinoff are lifting even more world-building details regarding Han Solo and his world from the now de-canonized Star Wars Legends books, aka the former Expanded Universe.

The train scene apparently happens on the planet Vandor, site of an adventure by Qui-Gonn Jinn and his then-Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Jedi Apprentice teen novels, before the events of Episode I. Now, packaging information on an action figure of Emilia Clarke’s character Qi’Ra teases a past connection with an antagonist group from Marvel’s old Star Wars comics run.

Finally, said character profile for Qi’Ra also mentions the planet Corellia, home world of Han according to the Legends continuity. Fans now believe that the scenes with Han and Qi’Ra driving on the speeder may actually take place on Corellia itself. The sequence can be found early in this trailer.

Solo: A Star Wars Story premieres in cinemas May 25.

“Star Wars: Forces of Destiny” Returns with Season 2 (and Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker Too)

Once more, the choices we make and the actions we take will shape us into Forces of Destiny as the Star Wars web-series from Lucasfilm Animation returns for a second season. Said season, comprising of eight episodes, was first announced in September 2017, and has been released online on YouTube.

Now, while many viewers may have appreciated the concept of Forces of Destiny as showcasing the various female characters of the Star Wars saga in action, critics would deride the show as “feminist pandering”. Their tune should change with one of the S2 episodes, featuring a guy: Luke Skywalker himself.

Even better, they got actor Mark Hamill to reprise his iconic role for episode 7 “The Path Ahead”, which elaborates on Luke’s Jedi training under Yoda on planet Dagobah. Hamill calls on his veteran voice acting skills to recapture a youngish voice as much as possible for Luke once more.

If you were wondering what brought on the sequence in The Empire Strikes Back, of Luke jumping through the Dagobah swamps with Yoda riding in a pack on his back, this episode answers your question. Some of the other episodes also take place “in between” movies or even film scenes.

For instance, episode 6 “Bounty Hunted” would explain how Princess Leia got her bounty hunter costume in Return of the Jedi. These and other adventures can be watch on Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, now available for viewing on Disney’s YouTube channel, before premiering on Disney Channel this March 25.