New Trailer and Premiere Date for Star Wars: Forces of Destiny!

As we found out at Star Wars Celebration, Star Wars: Forces of Destiny will be released this summer, consisting of short animated stories with several prominent female characters from the Star Wars saga and other canon media. Featured on the series are Rey, Jyn Erso, Princess Leia, Sabine Wren, Padme Amidala, Ahsoka Tano, and others. Today posted a sneak peek trailer for the series that will debut on July 3rd on the Disney Youtube channel, and on July 9th on the Disney Channel.





In the 1 minute and 11 second teaser, glimpses of these short stories are shown: Rey and BB-8 on Jakku; Jyn Erso fighting stormtroopers; Sabine Wren on a mission with Princess Leia; Padme Amidala fighting an unknown humanoid foe, probably during The Clone Wars period. We also see two more adventures with the princess of Alderaan, one on Endor and another on Hoth. The teaser also features the former apprentice of Anakin Skywalker, Ahsoka Tano, wielding her two green lightsabers against an unknown enemy.


The scenes are divided by a series of text fade ins: “Find your hope. Find your courage. Find your destiny.” In the background we can hear the voice of Lupita N’yongo as Maz Kanata saying: “The choices we make, the actions we take, shape us into Forces of Destiny.”



Two intriguing images appear in between the scenes mentioned above: the first is one of the Force Tree in the Jedi Temple, with Master Yoda and likely Anakin Skywalker.


The second image shows Yoda handing something to what looks to be Ahsoka Tano:



Could it be something related to the Siege of Mandalore?


Missing from the images are Maz Kanata and Hera Syndulla, although thanks to Entertainment Weekly we know the latter will be featured in the Endor story with Princess Leia.


We shall find out more about these individual short stories and their contents on July 3 on the Disney Youtube channel. Stay tuned to Star Wars News Net – your Force for news for the latest information and stories about your favorite saga!




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87 thoughts on “New Trailer and Premiere Date for Star Wars: Forces of Destiny!

  • June 27, 2017 at 10:38 pm

    While I love the concept of this, the animation literally looks like a high school art project.

  • June 27, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    That’s the ART STYLE I always wanted for Star Wars animated series and movies! I hope they do something bigger in the long run.

    If only Rebels were made like this.

    • June 28, 2017 at 3:52 pm

      I know, right? I do not mind CGI, but 2D animation has always been something that I loved and one of the reasons why I adore The Gendy Tartakofsky TCW series is for that reason. So I hope this works so we can get more of this kind of animation/series.

    • June 29, 2017 at 5:15 am

      Just with a bigger budget, hopefully. Flash animation is the bane of my existence.

  • June 27, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    No, I don’t think that all British women sound alike, but is that actually Daisy Ridley?


    Never mind, I just checked on IMDB like I should have before I asked. it definately is her.

    • June 27, 2017 at 10:51 pm

      It is!

  • June 27, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    Style reminds me a bit of the first set of Clone wars cartoons. Leia’s voice doesn’t sound too convincing tho, especially when everyone else has the original actors reprising the roles, hope it doesn’t take me out of it.

    • June 27, 2017 at 11:16 pm

      Not seeing it. Tartakovsky has a much more dynamic style than whatever this poop is. Looks like Droids/Ewoks Adventure Hour. Look how sad that wampa is! I just kinda feel bad for him! particularly as Leia is evidently about to kick its ass.

  • June 27, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    Is this Disney animation? really? what a lazy animation, He-man quality.

    • June 27, 2017 at 11:15 pm

      Looks like Nelvana in the late ’70s through early ’80s. It’s ass.

      • June 27, 2017 at 11:36 pm

        I call that nostalgia. Lol you see where i am looking ?

  • June 27, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    no doubt! I agree with Drew…This totally looks like high school art class project. and not in a good way.

  • June 27, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    Maybe Ahsoka went to Dagobah to seek Guidance from Yoda

  • June 27, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    great, more disney feminist garbage…

    • June 28, 2017 at 4:01 am

      You are a dumbfuck

      • June 28, 2017 at 11:28 am

        No, he’s right. More feminist garbage from Kathleen Kennedy’s personal political agenda. It’s sad to see Star Wars sink down this road. Pathetic, even – it just won’t stop and I think it’s gonna take its toll eventually because they’ll probably go further and further with it to the point that even the people who don’t see it now will begin to see it.

    • June 28, 2017 at 2:38 pm

      I’m all for girl power, but Lucasfilm is being really heavy-handed with it, it’s starting to have the opposite effect.

  • June 27, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    I think this is definitely geared toward young children.

  • June 27, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    i will watch for curiosity but not convinced at all. this art style reminds me the clone wars cartoon from Gendy Tartovsky but the tone looks very childish i m afraid

  • June 27, 2017 at 11:40 pm

    I like my Star Wars without SJW crap. This smells like indoctrination for children.

    • June 27, 2017 at 11:58 pm

      Star Wars has pretty much always been about social justice.

      • June 28, 2017 at 2:09 am

        Um, no. You’re thinking of Star Trek.

        • June 28, 2017 at 1:16 pm

          Both in this regard, at least what the OT is concerned. Go and rewatch ANH. You’ll be pretty surprised…

          • June 28, 2017 at 3:49 pm

            lol, “go rewatch ANH”. I’ve watched it around 10,000 times. I don’t think a 10,001st is going to show me a new hidden social justice message.

            The presence of aliens in Star Wars is not a secret social justice message. It is simply aliens. Star Wars was criticized for only having a single main female character. Great that she was a strong person. It certainly wasn’t a hidden message. It was simply a strong person. And that’s the way it should be.

            The presence of slavery in The Clone Wars was not a secret social justice message, it was something present in Anakin that explains his anger. It serves a purpose, and that purpose is not social justice.

            The recent SJW moves by Kennedy are annoying and unwanted. When you force that crap into your movies, books, comics, and TV shows, it cheapens and lessens them. It makes nobody more “empowered”. Making good stories with good characters does that. Just like the original Star Wars did with Luke, Leia, Han, the droids, and all the rest.

          • June 28, 2017 at 6:28 pm

            These are good characters so that meets your first criteria for the appropriate use of female characters. We don’t yet know if these are good stories. I would assume you’re an adult male. So I’m not sure exactly why you have a vested interest in these cartoons intended for children but it looks like your the one with the agenda. As a grown man in a Star Wars discussion board I understand that you might feel threatened by women but cartoon women?

          • June 28, 2017 at 6:38 pm

            Ah, I guess I triggered you, since you are throwing out invectives like saying I feel “threatened” by a cartoon. Typical progressive debate tactics. When you can’t defend your position you throw out personal attacks and complete mistruths. CNN should hire you.

          • June 28, 2017 at 6:57 pm

            You saw a commercial for a cartoon with a target audience of little girls and you’re reaction is to rant about it as “SJW crap” and “indoctrination for children.” Sounds like you are pretty threatened by this cartoon. What else gets under your skin? Bratz? Boys with Easy Back Ovens? Women in the workplace?

          • June 28, 2017 at 7:54 pm

            lol, tough guy snowflake

          • June 28, 2017 at 8:07 pm

            It is an honor, sir, to be called a snowflake by a guy that flipped his wig because he deemed there to be too many female characters in a Star Wars cartoon.

          • June 29, 2017 at 1:15 pm

            Nobody said it was a “secret message”. In fact it’s quite explicit. Just because you failed to see it dosen’t mean it’s not there. ANH is a about rebels restoring freedom and justice against an opressing regime ffs. This is by definition a fight for social justice.
            The “message” has always been crystal clear, just not as obvious as in modern SW (where the creators literally scream it into your face).

            This is the same as idiots claiming that Star Wars was politics free before the ST, when ep III is quite explicitly Lucas’s critique of the Bush administration. Not to mention the paralells between the Vietnam war story and ANH…

            I mean have you ever listened an interview with Lucas about social issues? The guy is the biggest sjw you can possibly imagine… He called Disney “white slavers” ffs…

    • June 28, 2017 at 6:19 pm

      Indoctrination for what? Recognizing that women can do things? Consider that it’s not for you.

      • June 28, 2017 at 6:39 pm

        Oh, don’t worry about it, you wouldn’t understand. This discussion doesn’t concern you.

        • June 28, 2017 at 7:05 pm

          Ya got me.

    • June 29, 2017 at 5:13 am

      Yes, because having a show with women in it is indoctrination.

      This is why feminists don’t take the Internet seriously.

  • June 28, 2017 at 12:01 am

    I’m going to play devil’s advocate and say I actually am excited for this. For granted, I do not deny this is a byproduct of KK’s personal agenda(which is something I have been opposed to) and the animation while good, could have been better. But overall, I do like the concept of seeing these women throughout the different eras and seeing a SWs project that is 2D animation.

    Because, Gendy’s TCW series to me will always be one of my favorites non-movie take on SWs, outside books. And I am not going to lie; Rey actually seems really cool in this. Doesn’t excuse my thoughts on TFA. But I am being very honest.

    So yeah, I look forward to this. 🙂

    • June 28, 2017 at 1:56 am

      Why all the Kathleen Kennedy hate now?

      • June 28, 2017 at 3:57 am

        I do not hate Kathleen Kennedy. I do not like her personal politics injected. But really, I actually have nothing but respect for her record. She’s produced with Spielberg some of my favorite films of all time.

        Me being critical towards KK is not the same as actively hating. It seems like most of the Internet love to conflate those two, when they are not the same. You can be critical towards someone’s views and issues, but also have a respect towards them as individuals or due to something else.

        And really, if it wasn’t any clear; I am excited for these shorts. I think they look really cool and I am a sucker for 2D animation with SWs. And personally, if they are good, I want to see more.

      • June 28, 2017 at 3:59 am

        And on a side note, I find it interesting you bring up Lord and Miller, yet when i have not ONCE brought them up on this post.

      • June 28, 2017 at 4:05 pm

        I never liked her direction from the time she was handed the reigns…but, that’s just me.

      • June 28, 2017 at 3:54 am

        Cute. But I am being honest; I do like what I see. Do I think it could suck? Yeah. But really, I do appreciate the experiment, even if it is KK’s personal politics at play. But to be fair, I do love Jyn Erso, Sabine and Ahsoka Tano.

  • June 28, 2017 at 12:19 am

    Feels like some Kotex commercial… not that there’s anything wrong with Kotex

  • June 28, 2017 at 12:55 am

    I don’t like this art style. It looks like flash animations from he early 2000’s. Actually, it reminds me of this:

  • June 28, 2017 at 1:25 am

    There is potential. The stories don’t seem like they are too important to the overall canon tho.

    • June 29, 2017 at 5:11 am

      That’s what happens when EVERY story is canon, I guess. You can’t just pull an alien invasion or an evil clone out of your ass every five seconds.

  • June 28, 2017 at 1:54 am

    Meh.. Politically correct crap pushed down our throats. They couldn’t even bother with good animations since nobody will watch it anyway.

    • June 28, 2017 at 6:11 pm

      Women being heroic is political correctness? Airing something on Disney Channel that you do not have to watch is pushing something down your throat? Are you Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer?

      • June 28, 2017 at 7:25 pm

        Women being heroic is unrealistic.

      • June 28, 2017 at 7:54 pm

        No. Some women are heroic, and it’s normal for the most part. However, the problem, as far as I can see, is the fact that this show appears to focus SOLELY on the female characters.

        • June 28, 2017 at 8:01 pm

          A: Who are the abnormal heroic women?
          B: No one has stated why they’re upset that it’s a show featuring female characters just that they are definitely upset.
          C: How many of you rant online when you see something that exclusively features men?
          D: Do real men get their panties in a bunch over cartoons?

          • June 29, 2017 at 1:27 am

            Based on your answers I think the answer to D is “yes”

          • June 29, 2017 at 1:40 am

            Boxers briefs, bro, and everything is securely in place. 😉

        • June 28, 2017 at 8:59 pm

          So it focuses on the female characters.

          OK. And?

  • June 28, 2017 at 2:02 am

    The fact that Padme and the prequels are a part of it at all makes me happy.

  • June 28, 2017 at 3:08 am

    BBrey. Calling it now.

  • June 28, 2017 at 3:29 am

    Agreed that this animation is cheap looking but at least it is different from TCW/Rebels but it is going to be on YouTube. The fact that they are using the real actors though and spanning every era in the films is why I will check out.

    • June 28, 2017 at 3:31 am

      The Jyn and Leia voice actors are pretty bad but that’s a good Rey soundalike if it’s not Daisy.

      • June 28, 2017 at 6:22 am

        Well..considering everyone except for Carrie and Natalie Portman are reprising their roles..I would say Felicity is doing a pretty good job?

        • June 28, 2017 at 2:42 pm

          Do people compliment you on your choice of name? They should, because it’s probably the greatest thing I’ve seen all morning lol

          • June 28, 2017 at 7:07 pm


          • June 28, 2017 at 10:08 pm

            Re: “Do people compliment you on your choice of name?”

            I’d have guessed the answer to that question was:

          • June 28, 2017 at 10:37 pm

            Not till today..The username fits many scenarios though, and it’s very convenient lol.

  • June 28, 2017 at 5:45 am

    I like it! I love short stories and the simple animation is fine by me. Good voices.

    • June 28, 2017 at 8:58 pm

      Animated SW shorts should be regular things.

  • June 28, 2017 at 11:55 am

    That’s horrible utterly horrible, I had to check the calender if it isn’t 1 April when I saw this. The animation is horrible, the story is typical I will kill 20 Stormtroopers and won’t get hurt stuff (like as if we didn’t get enough of that in Rebels) and it is totally feminist. I wish they used the money wasted on this into something else :(((((

    Please tell me it is not canon?

  • June 28, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    It looks like it was animated with MS Paint and/or a potato.

    • June 29, 2017 at 5:09 am

      Ikr. the animation of Clone Wars 2003 genuinely looks way better than this, and it’s been 14 YEARS.

  • June 28, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Feminist correctness.

  • June 28, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    The level of misogyny in this discussion board is staggering. If you guys want to be cynical pricks and still enjoy Star Wars consider that Lucasfilm is driven by the profit motive to expand their female fanbase by presenting characters women identify with. Or just bring all of your hangups about women with you while watching a children’s cartoon. I wasn’t going to watch this series for the same reason I don’t watch Freemaker Adventures but I will now simply because Star Wars needs more of this.

    • June 28, 2017 at 9:14 pm

      “by presenting characters women identify with.”
      This sentiment has always puzzled me. Does that imply that, to you know, ‘identify’ with the hero, that hero must align in terms of gender to the person watching the film? First, why gender? Why not…I don’t know, socio-economic bracket, or hair or eye colour? What is it that makes ‘gender’ the magical defining aspect of ‘being able to identify with’? Second, and more disturbingly, if you’re really implying that the main character must gender-align to the audience in order to be relatable, are you then suggesting that, having established a trend now of leading three movies, several books, and the first narrative video game of the new era with female protagonists…boys can’t ‘identify with’ those characters and stories? Or is that ‘different’? It honestly just seems like such a bizarre and contradictory position to take.

      • June 28, 2017 at 10:43 pm

        Must the hero’s gender align with the viewer in order for the viewer to connect with the hero? Obviously not. There’s no reason a woman cannot identify with Luke Skywalker or a man cannot identify with Rey but women have been watching male protagonist rescue female supporting characters for thousands of years. So, yes, many of them are excited and empowered by seeing themselves represented in media as the hero. If you’re genuinely interested you can read this article about Wonder Woman that appeared on WIRED.

      • June 28, 2017 at 11:58 pm

        Wow, did you add something to this post? What I read earlier seemed almost rational. You may want to consider changing your screen name to Mr_Crazypants.

        I gotta break this down into digestible pieces.

        Income level is a common trait with which we identify. That’s why most movies are based around people in lower or middle income brackets. The main character needs to have real, relatable problems.

        Hair and eye color are not something which determines life experience for most people unless you live in Nazi German but gender and race are defining characteristics around which people can have shared experiences.

        I never said boys can’t connect with Rey but girls and women do generally have a different relationship with the character. Little girls like to role play as Rey and women understand first hand what Rey is experiencing when Finn repeatedly tries to take her hand on Jakku.

        No, I wouldn’t consider the recent female leads to be a “finger” to boys. When you’ve always had the entire cake and then someone else gets a slice you aren’t getting screwed it’s just fair. There’s still plenty of Star Wars cake for boys. Positive male hero characters include Han, Luke, Finn, Poe, Cassian, Chirrut, Baze, Bodhi and hopefully Obi-Wan very soon.

        You may want to avoid squeezing female character names into the word vagina if you don’t want to be associated misogyny. It seems like you’re having a difficult time being a Star Wars fan. You could just hangout on a Transformers site. I’m positive you’d find a lot of like-minded people.

    • June 29, 2017 at 1:26 am

      I’m happy I brought forth the woman in you.

      • June 29, 2017 at 1:47 am

        I take that as a compliment but did a guy hiding behind a screename just attempt to insult my masculinity?

  • June 28, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    I think it’s funny that all these grown men are complaining about a marketing campaign that includes a cartoon to sell their Star Wars line of dolls (I mean female action figures). Lucasfilm is expanding their base to sell toys to girls. I think it’s great. If this was done back when I was a little girl, I would be asking Santa for these dolls, rather than Barbies. I loved Star Wars action figures as a kid, but I would have loved having other Star Wars dolls for my Leia to interact with.

  • June 28, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    It’s sad to see so many people who still need their fictional media to cater to them and their sentiments. God forbid some director makes a trilogy about a slow conspiratorial march to war and the false flag break up of a republic…..oh wait that was George Lucas.

  • June 28, 2017 at 9:16 pm
    Permalink’s free to watch. Not canon AFAIK. And it’s for very young kiddies. At least it’s not a cash grab. The complaints about the animation are legit, tho. But your six year old won’t care. Perplexing that Assajj Ventress is nowhere to be found in this.

    • June 29, 2017 at 1:25 am

      Everything sanctioned by Disney is Canon.

    • June 29, 2017 at 5:06 am

      She was a baddie for most of her life, so that’s why. or it could just be that she’s being saved for the second wave along with (hopefully) Aphra, Rae Sloane, and Ciena.

      • June 29, 2017 at 9:08 pm

        I think you nailed it. Maybe KK can’t stand female villians.

        • June 30, 2017 at 12:19 am

          If THAT were the case, Phasma wouldn’t exist. So eother FoD is supposed to focus on heroes, or Ventress is just being saved for later.

          • July 6, 2017 at 1:33 am

            Well, Phasma.. Phasma was originally written as a ‘gender neutral’ character. Christie was “Hired for Effect”; the internet was livid that Daisy, aside from Carrie, was the only girl in that main cast read in. And as we’ve seen with Han Solo, when KK “Hires for Effect” it’s not something done with her true desires or instincts factored in. Rest assured, if KK had it her way Captain Phasma would have been another sausage to the party.

          • July 6, 2017 at 2:04 am

            Which is why Admiral Holdo exists as well. That’s a lot of female villains/adversaries, certainly more than the OT had. you would think that being the main producer of the film, KK would be able to veto any females portrayed in a negative light, but instead, a new one is being introduced with each film. I daresay your theory holds no water.

          • July 6, 2017 at 6:42 pm

            And yours is being held together by TLJ rumors. Bandaids. We don’t know crap about Holdo other than what she looks like in a Lego movie.

          • July 6, 2017 at 6:46 pm

            Btw, those new ones being introduced.. Poooooodooooooo….
            Seriously I’m supposed to be impressed by a cardboard cutout?

  • June 29, 2017 at 5:08 am

    God forbid that after six movies straight of male-led films and four animated series led primarily by men that Lucasfilm simply try to market towards little girls for once. I, personally, think this is cute, and a much better alternative to Barbie. The animation quality is genuinely shit though.

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