Forces of Destiny returns tonight, October 1, on the Disney Channel and the Disney Channel app, and the 30-minute special will feature four never-before-seen installments. Then, on October 29, a second special will air with an additional four never-before-seen shorts.
For those of you who don’t have access to the Disney Channel or the app, since the first eight installments that debuted back in July originally launched digitally on Disney’s YouTube channel, these new shorts will also launch on Disney’s YouTube following the Disney Channel special.
To get a preview of what we’ll see tonight and on October 29, check out the trailer below.
Personally, it’ll be exciting to see Padmé in the cockpit of a starfighter. Hasbro will also be releasing in the near future an Adventure Figure based on her pilot suit (as announced at San Diego Comic-Con), so keep a close eye on TWG for further updates.
It’ll also be great to see Ahsoka and Yoda interacting more, since moments like this add more emotion to the last scene they shared in the Star Wars Rebels episode, “Shroud of Darkness.”
Additionally, many fans have pointed out that they are in the same training room where Kanan was later knighted by Yoda. Franklin Taylor from Unmistakably Star Wars also pointed out that the drawing of the Jedi Temple in the background is very similar to the Jedi Temple we saw in the animated story about the darksaber that was narrated by Fenn Rau in the episode, “Trials of the Darksaber.”
This recently released trailer also finally shows Hera Syndulla, a fan-favorite character and one that many fans hope to see as a Forces of Destiny Adventure Figure in the near future.
Gina Torres also returns to voice Ketsu Onyo, a bounty hunter character introduced in the Star Wars Rebels episode “Blood Sisters.” The last time we briefly saw her, she had been working alongside Sabine and the rebels, but what caused her to have a change of heart? One of the new shorts will explore that story, and I’m so glad writer Jennifer Muro and the rest of the Forces of Destiny team included Ketsu in the lineup.
The biggest surprise in the trailer was finding out that Sabine Wren and Jyn Erso had a brief encounter. Both Sabine and Jyn were on Garel during the first eight installments that debuted back in July, so it’ll be interesting to see these two characters interacting with each other and if they do something heroic together.
Forces of Destiny will also continue to be supported by a variety of products, including the Adventure Figures and role-play toys from Hasbro, exclusive apparel from Target, and books and comics from Disney Publishing Worldwide.
Two new Adventure Figures that were revealed at HASCON in September are Kylo Ren & Rey and Princess Leia & R2-D2. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.
To sum up, the first 30-minute special debuts today, October 1, at 8:00PM ET/PT followed by the second 30-minute special on Sunday, October 29, at 8:00PM ET/PT on the Disney Channel and the Disney Channel app.
In the meantime, here is a photo of the Ghostbot crew being visited by some members of the Lucasfilm Story Group when the trailer launched:
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