Catch up with the women of Star Wars in Disney’s new Forces of Destiny shorts – The Verge

Disney and Lucasfilm Animation have finally launched their new micro-series, Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, this week. Three episodes are currently available on Disney’s YouTube channel, and they feature some brief, entertaining looks at the adventures of Rey and Princess Leia. More stories featuring the leading women of the Star Wars universe are on the way.

The first two episodes of Forces of Destiny feature Rey and BB-8, and they appear to take place at an early point in The Force Awakens. The pair must escape from a Nightwatcher Worm and a group of scavengers to find safety and protect BB-8’s precious information. The third episode, “Ewok Escape,” stars Princess Leia early in her time with the Ewoks during Return of the Jedi, and it shows how she and the little creatures managed to outsmart a group of Stormtroopers.

Disney announced the debut of Forces of Destiny back in April. In addition to Rey and Leia, the series will celebrate characters like Rogue One’s Jyn Erso, Star Wars Rebels’ Sabine Wren, and Clone Wars fan favorite Ahsoka Tano. Save for Carrie Fisher, the actresses who play each character will all reprise their roles for the shorts. We’re not sure how many more to expect, but the series is definitely off to a strong start.

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