With Star Wars: The Force of Destiny set to debut in July, the writer for the series Jennifer Muro (Justice League Action and DC Super Hero Girls) talks about how she approaches the heroines of Star Wars universe, which are the feature of the show, and what we can expect. Muro is a big fan of the universe and characters like Leia, Rey, and Ahsoka and explains how this is 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.”
A newcomer to the Star Wars Universe is Shelby Young will be voicing Leia. Muro said that writing Leia 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. Muro also had the pleasure of working with Dave Filoni and the Lucasfilm’s Story Group when writing another important character in the Star Wars lexicon, Ahsoka Tano. Here’s what she had to say about that experience.
“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.
Lupita Nyong’o’s will be lending her voice to Maz Kanata, who will be the narrator of the show. Muro couldn’t say much about individual stories but did say we could expect to see some team-up and is excited that original actors such as Nyong’o, Felicity Jones (Jyn Erso) and Daisy Ridley (Rey) would be returning.
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.