UPDATE! Ashley Eckstein & Matt Lanter Record New Material For Star Wars Mystery Project (Now Confirmed to be Forces of Destiny).

Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano) and Matt Lanter (Anakin Skywalker) have recently met to record new dialogue for an upcoming Star Wars project, making this the third major time they’ve collaborated since The Clone Wars and Rebels (presuming that they didn’t record new dialogue for the latter).



Eckstein herself shared the following image over Twitter, reuniting her yet again with Lanter under the Disney era of Star Wars:



In all likelihood, the content being recorded is probably for the upcoming Forces of Destiny animated shorts. We’re a little bit less than a month away from the airdate of the first eight shorts, so Eckstein and Lanter’s recent recording session can’t be for those. However, it’s already been confirmed that there will be a second batch of eight shorts in the Autumn (most likely arriving in time for Force Friday with an abundance of other Star Wars merchandise hitting the shelves), which they could potentially be recording for. However, there’s a chance this could be for another project altogether, which would certainly be an exciting possibility to consider. In any case, both of them look happy to be there, and hopefully that translated into some good performances.


Forces of Destiny will begin airing on Disney’s YouTube channel on July 10, 2017 and will be airing on Disney channel sometime after that. Stay on target with Star Wars News Net – your Force for news for the latest and greatest stories about the Galaxy Far, Far Away.






Ahsoka herself Ashley Eckstein took to Twitter to confirm that the project is indeed Forces of Destiny:




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Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

43 thoughts on “UPDATE! Ashley Eckstein & Matt Lanter Record New Material For Star Wars Mystery Project (Now Confirmed to be Forces of Destiny).

  • June 20, 2017 at 8:10 am

    Interesting. Wonder what the mystery project could be involving Ashley and Matt? ^_^

  • June 20, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Battlefront DLC perhaps?

    Hey, one can hope.

    • June 20, 2017 at 5:45 pm

      My bet to. It is a must. They can and have to cover all the eras and, at least, animated media. HQs too, could get some love. Play as Dr. Aphra and Black Krrsantan would be a treat.

      • June 20, 2017 at 6:42 pm

        I’d rather play a tandem 000 and BT-1 than Aphra. Her special ability would be go to the corner of the map and hide….actually hide would be a great ability now that i’m thinking about it. make her a sneak attack character who never shows up on radar, and maybe has a cloak ability…Also, she could be a hero for both sides. And she could summon BT for massive damage, and 000 for silent kills. OK, I’m in on Aphra now.

      • June 21, 2017 at 8:12 am

        And maybe some book characters too, like Ciena and Rae Sloane.

        • June 22, 2017 at 3:38 pm

          Agreed!!! It would be great to promote the books, and the great idea of a unified canon!! Solidify that concept. I aprove!!

  • June 20, 2017 at 9:25 am

    They’re redubbing and reshooting the prequels. Matt will redub Anakin and Ahsley is doing mocap so that her character can be added through CGI in various scenes of episode III incouding the high ground. This is 100% confirmed now

  • June 20, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Just finish The Clone Wars already.

    • June 20, 2017 at 10:46 am

      That’d be amazing, but I doubt that will ever happen.

    • June 20, 2017 at 4:53 pm

      They should do that with a live action movie. Ewan, Hayden, Ashley, Natalie, Sam L. and Ian. Bring em all back for the live action finale of Clone Wars and let Filoni direct it.

      • June 21, 2017 at 4:13 am

        Good luck getting Natalie back. She’s burned bridges on every franchise film she’s ever worked on. SLJ will probably perform at your birthday party for 100 bucks though.

      • June 27, 2017 at 11:23 pm

        You do realize it’s been 12 years since RotS, right?

    • June 20, 2017 at 5:19 pm

      Siege of Mandalore FTW

  • June 20, 2017 at 10:21 am

    For Season 4 will be the last Rebel season… why can’t it be, that they record for that? Maybe they want to finish the Ahsoka Tano story?

    • June 20, 2017 at 1:35 pm

      I can see this. A few flashback scenes in a Ahsoka centric episode after her and Vader’s encounter at the Sith Temple.

    • June 20, 2017 at 10:09 pm

      If I had to guess, recording for that stuff is pretty much finished.

  • June 20, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    I don’t see why they can’t just finish the Clone Wars. After Disney purchase of Lucasfilm the series has gotten even more popular. If it is a budget issue (even though I think Dinsey could just just afford it) they could finish it in the animation style of Rebels.
    I feel there are only 5 arcs that are essential for the completion of the Clone Wars
    – son of Dathomir: explains were how maul escapes Sidious and concludes Talzins story.
    -dark disciple: a fantastic novel but considering it importance to Ventress story it needs to be animated.
    -the Ahsoka walk about arc: follows Ahsokas story.
    – the sith shrine arc: gets ahsoka back to the Jedi + the Sidious vs ahsoka sounds great.
    – Seige of mandalorian: we need the ahsoka and maul arcs to understand how they get Here.
    Additonally, I would say finish the animation on the Utapau and Echo arcs (but they aren’t essential for the completion of the series).

    • June 20, 2017 at 5:45 pm

      It’s a contract issue with Cartoon Network. Basically they said “If we can’t have The Clone Wars, nobody can”.

      • June 20, 2017 at 6:53 pm

        But the Lost Missions were exclusively aired on Netflix.

        While I am not a “Disney hates the prequels” person. It’s clear they wanted to halt the prequels era and focus on the OT and sequel era, to win back fans.Hence, why clone wars was cancelled. But I think it’s time they could return, especially if Rebels is ending. Especially due to Rebels. Not only has that series brought more people to the clone wars (I feel it is much more popular today than when it is running) but most of the major story arcs that were popular involved characters from rebels (especially Ahsoka and Maul), and newer fans want to explore them.
        While I do want the animated series to explore other eras. I don’t think we will be getting a Luke post ROTJ series until the sequel triology is over (to avoid spoilers or put canonical restrictions on how the triology could develop). Clone wars is a great way to fill this space of time.

        • July 13, 2017 at 2:50 am

          Don’t forget, there’s no such thing as “hence why.”

      • June 27, 2017 at 6:17 pm

        I doubt this is the case. It was canceled because it wasn’t generating enough revenue. Lucas kept it alive with personal finances.

    • June 21, 2017 at 7:11 pm

      There’s nothing I want more than these to be finished.

      • June 22, 2017 at 8:11 pm

        I would love that they would continue in the clone wars style, but the excuse I here is that that (a) CN has the rights to the character models and (b) the animation is just too costly. Personally I think Disney could afford it, they are making billions each year.
        But as a compromise I would mind they continuing the story in the style of Rebels animation.

        • June 27, 2017 at 6:17 pm

          I highly doubt that Lucas signed over the rights to the models to CN.

          It’s not about affording it, it’s about the show didn’t have enough viewers to warrant the expense.

          • June 27, 2017 at 11:22 pm

            I think there’s an argument that it’s a decent loss leader though, because it keeps SW in front of the kiddies on a weekly basis.

          • June 28, 2017 at 2:58 pm

            Disney disagreed.

          • June 28, 2017 at 2:40 am

            Hence why I purpose the finish the series in the Rebels animation style (something they can clearly afford). Additionally, with Disney at the helm, Star Wars is bigger than ever I’m sure the Clone Wars series would have a larger audience with Disney promoting it, than it ever had in its runtime (plus it’s addition to Netflix greatly increased its popularity).

            Futhermore, it’s not a case of “just letting it go”. The absence to the completion of this series leaves holes in canon. I was happy with Ahsokas leaving the Jedi being the last we see of her in the Clone Wars, then her appearing in Rebels. But then Rebels constantly refers to the Seige of Mandalore. It just frustrating that we are getting shorts focusing on Reys journey with BB8 on Jakku, when a significant story piece (Ahsoka and Anakins reunion and final farewell) has just been abandoned.

            Finally, while the book is glorious, Dark Disciple needs to be fully animated and released, I disappointed that the fate of such a prominent and loved character is only present in a book.

          • June 28, 2017 at 2:58 pm

            The animation style is not what makes it unaffordable. They weren’t getting enough viewers. Shows get cancelled when people don’t watch them and TCW lost a lot of viewers and was Lucas’s pet project by the end. He was willing to lose money to keep it going. Disney is not.

            I’m sure you are sure it would get more viewers, but that doesn’t mean it is so.

            There are have been “holes” in canon before and there are now. There is a 30 year hole between ROTJ and TFA. The Siege of Mandalore, while entertaining I am sure, is not some massive event that we need to know about. Yet still, I bet there are plans to tell that story one day.

            Sorry you are disappointed, but that’s just part of life being a fan of things.

          • July 8, 2017 at 4:10 am

            Of course there are going to be “holes” in canon (we do not follow every character 24/7). But aspects to the story like “The Siege of Mandalore” are pretty big gaps to miss with respect to the stories of Maul and Ahsoka.
            Again, I was fine with Ahsoka and Mauls endings in Clone Wars (as in what we saw in the animated series). And this could have easily been transferred through into Rebels. Ahsoka joins the rebellion after hearing of Order 66 and Maul say becomes and inqusitor after years of torture under Sidious. However, the problem is the have told us what was supposed to happen to them.

            Yes there have been 30 years between TFA and RotJ, but there is quite a lot material released in that time frame from books to comics. But there is obvious restrictions due to not wanting to spoil the films. But you can bet they will make an animated series surrounding Luke in that time period and probably Kylos fall.

            Again, the Star Wars fan base has greatly increased with Disneys purchase of Lucasfilm. Rebels is not vastly different in storytelling /style of animation than Clone Wars. Both are animated action adventure shows set in the Star Wars universe, with often a moral lesson with each episode, aimed at the same target audience. I’m sure Clone Wars would now have the same success of rebels, if it were Rebels were cancelled and replaced by Clone Wars. And let’s not forget that the shows are now heavily connected with characters and arcs, children/adults discovering Ahsoka in rebels will likely what to see her in clone wars.

          • July 13, 2017 at 2:49 am

            Remember, there’s no such thing as “hence why.”

    • June 27, 2017 at 6:16 pm

      Time to let it go

  • June 20, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    Could be for Battlefront 2, a DLC focused on Clone Wars/Rebels. For sure that there will be material on that shows in the future. Maybe they are setting it up now.

    Other strong possibility is some episodes from the second pod of Forces of Destiny. We will see.

  • June 20, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    It seems most likely that it’s either Forces of Destiny or Battlefront II related.

    That being said, like others, I’d love it to be a Clone Wars project, maybe the siege of Mandalore, giving us Anakin and Ahsoka’s last mission together before the Purge.

  • June 20, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Some kind of rebels thing would be cool, but Id love for this to be about battlefront 2. Not having Anikin Obi-Wan and Ashoka as heroes would be a huge misstep.

  • June 20, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    So in summary, it’s likely for Battlefront II DLC, Rebels Season 4, or Forces of Destiny.

    Any of these would be cool, so all’s good 🙂

  • June 21, 2017 at 4:10 am

    Matt Lanter will always be the REAL Anakin Skywalker.

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  • June 28, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    I’m down for this as I do like both in their roles.

    I will admit; TCW, much as I do think it still has problems, I have warmed up to quite a bit, especially in lieu of Rebels. Not that I hate Rebels, as I do think overall the characters are better, but Fioni; even if I didn’t like the story arcs of TCW, I can respect the ambition behind that show. And heck, some of the story arcs, like Domino Squad, are phenomenal and by themselves are compelling.

    And I do like Ahsoka and TCW Anakin. A lot better than Hayden, but I do not fault him as it was GL’s fault for why his dialogue(and those movies) sucked so badly.

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