Jennifer Muro Talks About Star Wars: Forces of Destiny

As the release date of the new animated miniseries Star Wars: Forces of Destiny approaches, Den of Geek interviewed the writer Jennifer Muro about what we can expect and how she approached the heroines of Star War which will be featured in the show.



Muro, known for Justice League Action and Lego DC Super Hero Girls, is a Star Wars fan herself and the opportunity to bring the characters such as Leia, Ahsoka or Rey on screen was a dream come true.


“Going into it, I want to represent everyday heroism and the heroic moments that shape these characters in different ways,” Muro said. “Leia would handle a situation one way, Ahsoka another way, Jyn another way. That was the goal all along.”


Speaking of Leia, Muro said that writing her character was ‘hard to beat’ because fans lived with Leia longer than any other character and she was trying to remain true to her voice and the voice of Carrie Fisher. In Forces of Destiny, Leia will be voiced by Shelby Young, a newcomer to Star Wars.



Another important character Muro got to write about is Ahsoka Tano. She was assisted by Lucasfilm’s Story Group and, more importantly, by Dave Filoni who participated in Ahsoka’s creation in Star Wars: The Clone Wars and who now heads future Lucasfilm Animation projects.


“I wouldn’t want to make any decisions about Ahsoka without Dave [Filoni],” Muro said. Filoni’s stories have left fans rampantly speculating about whether Ahsoka survived her encounter with Darth Vader in Star Wars Rebels season 2. While Ahsoka’s appearance in Forces of Destiny might not necessarily answer that question, it’s a big deal that Muro gets to play with this fan favorite character.



Muro was also pleased that the original actors, such as Felicity Jones (Jyn Erso) or Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata, the narrator of the show), are coming back to reprise their roles.


Muro couldn’t reveal too much about the individual stories, but hinted at some things fans might expect, including some team-ups that could be “a nice surprise.”


The first eight episodes of Star Wars: Forces of Destiny will debut in July on Disney’s YouTube channel, with another eight episodes would air on Disney Channel during the fall.


You can read the entire article and interview on Dan of Geek site.

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14 thoughts on “Jennifer Muro Talks About Star Wars: Forces of Destiny

  • June 23, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    Will these stories be canon?

  • June 24, 2017 at 1:18 am

    Padme will actually be in the show. I just don’t know in which batch of episodes, but she is in the promotional material.

    • June 24, 2017 at 1:23 am

      Oh cool! I didn’t know, thanks.

  • June 24, 2017 at 1:31 am

    Also, to a person under name JK, I can’t see your comment in one browser and in another I cannot answer your question, so hopefully you see this – yes, these stories will be canon, that’s why Story Group is involved.

    • June 24, 2017 at 7:43 am

      Yeah, I can’t see JG either. Weird.

    • June 24, 2017 at 11:04 am

      @ladymusashi:disqus @disqus_bqyari6Zkf:disqus You’ve never heard the story of JG?
      JG was one of the the first discus users who one day voiced an unpopular Star Wars related opinion and was crushed under the weight of other fans who needed to ensure that JGs opinion was righted.
      Since then JG has haunted the discus network and only those discus accounts close to death get sight of JGs comments.
      I’m sorry. You have my sympathies.

        • June 24, 2017 at 2:37 pm

          No, I’m sorry I can only see your comments 🙂

          • June 24, 2017 at 3:15 pm

            Than you can clearly see the screencap, but that wasn’t the point. The point was that predicting someone’s death on internet, no matter how jokingly, is in poor taste to say the least.

          • June 25, 2017 at 1:01 pm

            Peoples sense of humour vary, and often by culture.
            Sorry to offend, my intention is only to raise a smile.

  • June 24, 2017 at 8:23 am

    Nice to see SW back in 2D animation again. Glad that they finally canned that horrible “sound alike” used for Leia on Rebels.

    Hoping this is the Star Wars version of Brave And The Bold.

    • June 24, 2017 at 2:53 pm

      Personally i really enjoy the 3D animation but don’t mind 2D. But the animation for this series looks horrible; I’m still going to watch it.
      I think a 2D series in the style of The Legend of Korra would look great for Star Wars especially for lightsaber duels.

      • June 24, 2017 at 7:32 pm

        Yeah, I’m getting flashbacks to the Holiday Special from the Jyn one particularly. That is butt-ugly art direction.

    • June 24, 2017 at 7:03 pm

      Me too. I want to see KOTOR told with great 2D animation.

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