The last several years have been exciting for Star Wars fans everywhere thanks to the new movies, Star Wars Rebels, and the Star Wars Forces of Destiny web series that debuted back in July 2017. The web series is comprised of animated shorts that give viewers a look into the lives of Star Wars heroines from the various eras of the saga, ranging from Princess Leia to Hera Syndulla to Rey herself, and they answer fun and super specific questions about what we didn't get to see in the movies and TV shows. Now, a brand new batch of Forces of Destiny shorts are slated to hit the web, and we already know that two of them will address stories set up in The Last Jedi.
For fans who were wondering what Rey was up to whenever she wasn't arguing with Luke, annoying the Caretakers, and Force-chatting with Kylo Ren on Ahch-To in The Last Jedi, Forces of Destiny will reveal what she was doing. In the "Porg Problems" short, Rey will have her training interrupted by some porgs that are more than a little mischievous. Apparently some of her time on Ahch-To was spent dealing with less serious issues than Luke's refusal to leave and her mysterious connection with Kylo.
Rey isn't the only character who will see some action during the Last Jedi timeline in Forces of Destiny. Another short will check in with Rose and Finn on their way to Canto Bight:
Fans wondering what happened to Rose and Finn on the way to Canto Bight and how they began to work together effectively will get their answer as well. Rose and Finn's trip to Canto Bight in The Last Jedi is one of the more divisive arcs from the movie given how it departed from the rest of the action, and Forces of Destiny could actually be the perfect way to expand that story. In "Shuttle Shock," Rose and Finn are on their way to Canto Bight when they encounter a pod of dangerous creatures. There's no confirmation of what kind of creatures they'll meet, but my fingers are crossed that they'll come across a bunch of purrgil, which recently played a major role in the series finale of Star Wars Rebels. Purrgil are basically space whales with hyperspce capabilities, so it would make sense if they travel in "pods."
Speaking of Star Wars Rebels, two of those characters will appear as well. In "Hasty Departure," Hera and Sabine will work together to steal an Imperial shuttle, but they get more than they bargained for when they discover stormtroopers on board. It should be fun for Rebels fans to see these two back in action, especially since Sabine's teal hair makes it clear that the short is set before all the heartbreak of Season 4:
The new batch of shorts will also see Ahsoka on a mission with Anakin and Padme circa The Clone Wars, Maz Kanata helping Leia and Chewbacca shortly before Return of the Jedi, Luke training with Yoda on Dagobah, Jyn Erso teaching a valuable lesson, and Rey getting in trouble again while scavenging. Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong'o, Kelly Marie Tran, Tiya Sircar, Ashley Eckstein, Vanessa Marshall, Catherine Taber, and Matt Lanter will reprise their roles from the movies and TV shows.
Star Wars Forces of Destiny returns to Disney YouTube starting Monday, March 19 at 1 p.m. ET, and a TV special will air on Disney channel at 9:50 p.m. ET on March 25. If you're not up on everything that happened in the first batches of Forces of Destiny, take a look at our rundown of all the Star Wars questions answered in the shorts. For more viewing options, take a look at our midseason TV premiere guide.
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