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Star Wars: How Forces of Destiny Has Expanded on Empire, Rogue One and More


The animated sequence of shorts has expanded at the saga with tales about characters like Leia, Chewie, Jyn Erso, and, in fact, the Porgs.

When Megastar Wars: Forces of Future was once introduced at Birthday celebration Orlando in April of 2017, lovers had been promised a bevy of latest mini-adventures (about two to a few mins in period each and every) targeted on lots of the feminine Megastar Wars heroines, together with Princess Leia, Rey, Jyn Erso, Ahsoka Tano, Maz Kanata, Hera Syndulla and Sabine Wren, and others. Even cooler, those 2D animated segments would even be canonical — i.e. a part of the “legit” Megastar Wars in-universe historical past.

Forces of Future additionally comprises books, comics, and wonderful toys and collectibles, whilst lots of the stars that deliver those characters to existence got here again to do the voice paintings (Daisy Ridley, Felicity Jones, Ashley Eckstein, Lupita Nyong’o, Vanessa Marshall, and Tiya Sircar).

If in case you have no longer noticed those displays (to be had without cost on Disney’s YouTube channel) and are partial to the overarching Megastar Wars mythology, then strap yourselves in for some fascinating additions to the canon of that galaxy a long way, a long way away. Listed here are a few key moments from Seasons 1 and a pair of that upload some extra pleasure to the total storyline.

Sabine Meets Leia

Lovers of the lately finished Megastar Wars Rebels will acknowledge some acquainted faces in Forces of Future. Sabine is featured prominently within the sequence, having an come across with Leia in Season 1’s “Bounty of Hassle” by which the pair perpetrate a charade that makes it look like Leia has been abducted. In reality, this can be a ruse in order that she can provide Sabine a knowledge tape of Imperial base places. The episode is ready ahead of the occasions of A New Hope, which means that the Empire nonetheless thinks of Leia as dependable, although Grand Moff Tarkin seems to have suspicions (see the radical Leia: Princess of Alderaan for extra on that storyline). Regardless, it’s an excellent piece of connective tissue between other mediums, providing much more gravitas to Megastar Wars Rebels. “Bounty of Hassle” additionally provides a glimpse into the masterful espionage paintings Leia Organa is in a position to.


Jyn Erso Starts

Development upon “Bounty of Hassle,” the episode “Unintended Allies” reveals Sabine operating with Jyn Erso of Rogue One popularity. They finally end up serving to one some other out with some stormtrooper bother and shape an alliance. This takes position ahead of the occasions of Rogue One, however manages to put the groundwork that underneath that hardened external Jyn is a girl who’s in a position to nice compassion and empathy. All over again, Sabine works with an eventual member of the alliance and displays that she is a very powerful determine within the Megastar Wars universe.

Saving Chewie

In Season 1 of Forces of Future, a well-known deleted scene from The Empire Moves Again makes its strategy to canon by the use of the episode “Beasts of Echo Base.” It’s a special take at the scene, and takes position ahead of the occasions of the movie, however options Leia and R2-D2 searching for Chewbacca, who turns out to have disappeared. They to find him abducted by means of a fearsome wampa, and Leia, in a bold flip of occasions, rescues the wookiee and is helping distract the wampa whilst Chewie and R2 seal the beast out of the bottom. And also you suppose you had a busy morning!


Yub Nub

Forces of Future additionally provides us the solution to the age-old query “the place did Princess Leia to find that get dressed on Endor?” The solution: from the Ewoks, in fact. In “Ewok Break out,” Leia rescues the diminutive Wicket from a bunch of biker scouts (for the second one time, counting Go back of the Jedi) and the thankful ewok takes her to the Ewok village. Leia as soon as once more displays her bold battle abilities, together with a penchant for ingenious answers to probably deadly eventualities. The get dressed additionally comes with a spear. Who knew that spears had been in season?

Anyone Who Loves You

In Season 2’s episode “Bounty Hunted,” an enchanting mixture of Megastar Wars mythological parts mix. For something, the episode takes position on Ord Mantell, the planet Han Solo mentions in The Empire Moves Again when he tells Normal Rieekan he has to depart the Riot Alliance. This planet will have to be a hotbed for bounty hunter job, as a result of in “Bounty Hunted” it’s additionally the place Princess Leia reveals Boushh, subdues her, after which takes her dress to be used on her challenge to rescue Han from the clutches of the vile gangster, Jabba the Hutt.


Maz and Her Boyfriend

One more reason “Bounty Hunted” sticks out is as it gifts the primary assembly of Leia Organa and Maz Kanata. Maz is helping orchestrate the rescue of Solo by means of serving to Leia and Chewie seize Boushh, together with her glorious air of mystery on complete show. We additionally get to look her greet “her boyfriend” Chewbacca, who grins and offers her a heartwarming hug. The 2 may no longer be extra other in stature or hirsute qualities, however each have giant hearts and need to lend a hand the Corellian pilot grew to become Riot hero, in addition to the Rebel itself.

Rey and the Porgs

Within the final episode of Season 2, “Porg Issues,” we adventure to Ahch-To and to find Rey seeking to levitate some rocks (#foreshadowing), handiest to have a bunch of porgs take her lightsaber and scurry off. She chases after the cute citizens, and makes use of the Pressure to forestall one from leaping into the sea in break out. She levitates the porg, brings it to her, and befriends the creatures in an issue of moments. This seems to be the primary time Rey effectively levitates the rest with the Pressure, and in addition reassures us that regardless of the curmudgeonly Jedi Grasp at the island, Rey continues to be in a position to seek out her middle and a few pleasure in her Jedi research.


That is only a handful of excellent moments from Forces of Future that upload enticing parts to the Megastar Wars saga. What different surprises have you ever discovered within the animated sequence? Tell us within the feedback under.

Dan Z (@MrZehr) is an educator, Megastar Wars creator and podcaster, and is the host & co-creator of Espresso With Kenobi (@CoffeeWthKenobi).

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