Lucasfilm announced today a new cartoon/book series called Forces Of Destiny, which is better than “Star Wars Babes” or “Star Wars Gurlzzz” or something because it’s all about the females of Star Wars.
There will be eight animated shorts, each starring a Star Wars heroine: Rey, Jyn Erso, Leia (duh), Padmé (surprise!), Ahsoka (duh), Hera, and Sabine. Some in the same era might meet. Maz Kanata narrates.
Interestingly enough, Disney wrote a big enough checkbook to get Daisy Ridley, Felicity Jones, and Lupita Nyong’o to reprise their roles along with the respective voice actresses from Rebels. But not big enough to bring in La Nat, so it’ll be Catherine Taber playing Padmé again. Shelby Young will be voicing Leia.
Episodes will appear on YouTube in July and more will air on the Disney Channel this fall. Hasbro is going to make a 12″ line to go with the series but I don’t see a Padmé in that bunch. Grr…