WATCH: ‘Forces Of Destiny’ Will Highlight The Badass Women Of ‘Star Wars’

Disney certainly knows how to do a cool-as-shit thing with the franchises they’ve got under the ole’ House of Mouse banner, and the effort they’re putting into ‘Star Wars‘ is certainly no exception to that rule.
Along with the obvious cinematic efforts the renewed franchise is pumping out, Disney and LucasFilm is finding unique and creative ways to put out bite-sized bits of content that even further flesh-out the already expansive Star Wars Universe.
Playing on the same formula that saw ‘Monster High‘ become an insanely popular and profitable toy and merchandise franchise, Disney is set to unleash ‘Star Wars: Forces of Destiny‘ unto the world’s toy store shelves in August.
Ahead of that, Disney is releasing a micro-series consisting of 8 animated vignettes, all around 2-3 minutes in length, each of which focuses on the backstory of a different female character from the universe.
The animated shorts will highlight characters like Rey, Princess Leia, Padmé Amidala, and Jyn Erso, with a swathe of the OG cast lending their voices to the series (think Daisy Ridley, Felicity Jones, and Lupita Nyong’o).
Cop the official synopsis thusly:

“The highly-anticipated shorts, 2-3 minutes each, tell the untold stories that helped shape the destinies of Rey, Jyn Erso, Princess Leia, Sabine Wren, Padmé Amidala, Ahsoka Tano, and other Star Wars icons. Fans will also hear some familiar voices — Daisy Ridley (Rey), Felicity Jones (Jyn Erso), Tiya Sircar (Sabine Wren), Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano), and Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata, narrating the series) will all reprise their roles for the show.”

The series dropped a trailer earlier today, and it’s got everything you could ever want from the series: Crisp animation, solid action, and a firm spotlight on the incredibly badass and oft-overlooked female ‘Star Wars’ heroines.

Hell. Yes.
The series premieres on Disney’s YouTube channel on July 3rd, with a new episode premiering each day until all 8 episodes have been released. Then on July 9 the whole shebang will cop an airing on the Disney Channel.
Following that, the merchandise push begins – we’re talking dolls, books, everything – on August 1st.
Sure, it’s aimed at younger kids (younger girls, specifically). But if you’re still wondering “where’s Rey?” you at long last have your answer.

Source: Disney/YouTube.