Daisy Ridley, Felicity Jones, and Lupita Nyong’o are reprising their Star Wars roles for a series of animated short movies.
Star Wars: Forces of Destiny will centre on “untold stories of everyday heroism that shape the destinies of Rey, Jyn Erso, Sabine Wren, Princess Leia, Ahsoka Tano and others.” Ridley will return as Rey, while Jones will again play Erso. Nyong’o will also be featured as Maz Kanata and will serve as the show’s narrator.
Following Carrie Fisher’s death in December (16), Princess Leia will be voiced by Shelby Young.
The two – three minute shorts will be released on Disney YouTube in July (17) with additional shorts coming to the Disney Channel in autumn (17). Merchandise and action figures will also be released to coincide with the short films.
“Star Wars Forces of Destiny is for anyone who has been inspired by Leia’s heroism, Rey’s courage, or Ahsoka’s tenacity,” a statement from Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm, reads. “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.”
Ridley will next be seen in Star Wars: The Last Jedi alongside Nyong’o.