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Credit: Disney’s Forces of Destiny

Over the weekend Disney and Lucasfilm released a couple of new episodes of Forces of Destiny on their Youtube channel. The final episode of the three that were uploaded focuses on both Princess Leia Organa and Sabine Wren from Star Wars Rebels. Sabine takes on the guise of a bounty hunter in order to acquire key information on the Empire for the Rebel cause.

This episode occurs prior to Star Wars: A New Hope because Princess Leia admits that the Empire doesn’t know that she is aligned with the Rebels and the Storm Troopers are trying to keep her safe from kidnapping. However, after Sabine “captures” Leia, things don’t go exactly as planned. An actual bounty hunter by the name of IG-88 is there to acquire the same information by any means necessary.

Each animated short will be about 2-3 minutes long and will feature Rey (Daisy Ridley), Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones), Sabine (Tiya Sircar), Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein) and Maz Kanata (Lupita Nyong’o).

The series will stay true to the canon already established by Lucasfilm. Their  main focus is showing us how choices both big and small ultimately shape the destiny of these familiar characters. All of the characters featured in the series are all unique and special and this series seeks to represent and convey those qualities.

This animated mini-series will be released on Disney Youtube.  These shorts will serve to set up the basis for a two-part TV special featuring eight additional shorts on Disney Channel this Fall season.

What do you think of the new Forces of Destiny episode? Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments.

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Sarah Musnicky

Sarah is a freelance writer and self-described workaholic. She loves fantasy and sci fi and will admit having dual loyalties between Star Trek and Star Wars as well as Marvel and DC. When she’s not being socially awkward, she is in a corner obsessing over dragons, cute things, and a need to master all languages on the planet. She would like to be a professional blanket burrito when she reaches the peak of maturation.

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