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.