Star Wars Celebration – Heroines Of Star Wars & Forces Of Destiny Press Release

Star Wars Celebration – Heroines Of Star Wars & Forces Of Destiny Press Release

 

Disney sent along a press release with official details and images taken from the Heroines Of Star Wars and Forces Of Destiny panel at Star Wars Celebration today.

Moderated by Amy Ratcliffe (host of “Lattes with Leia” podcast), fans in attendance enjoyed a conversation about strong female characters central to the Star Wars universe and how they have inspired generations of fans; panelists included: Dave Filioni (executive producer Star Wars Rebels), Ashley Eckstein (“Ahsoka Tano”), Tiya Sircar (“Sabine Wren”) and surprise guest Daisy Ridley (“Rey”). The three actresses were surprised on stage with the reveal of their new Adventure Figures by Hasbro from the just-announced Star Wars Forces of Destiny. As part of the reveal, fans were treated to a sneak peek at the first animated Forces of Destiny short, which will launch on Disney YouTube in July 2017.

Star Wars Forces of Destiny is new initiative celebrating the inspiring stories of iconic heroes from across the Star Wars universe. An original micro-series of animated shorts (each 2-3 minutes in length) will explore exciting, all new adventures of key characters including Rey, Jyn Erso, Sabine Wren, Princess Leia, Ahsoka Tano and others, ahead of books and a TV special later in the year. The stories will also be supported by a line of toys from Hasbro, including new ‘Adventure Figures’ – a fusion between traditional dolls and action figures, creating a whole new way to play Star Wars.

 

Daisy Ridley shows off her new “Rey” Adventure Figure from the Star Wars Forces of Destiny line by Hasbro during the “Heroines of Star Wars” panel at Star Wars Celebration Orlando on Friday, April 14, 2017.

 

On Friday, April 14, (left to right) Daisy Ridley (Rey), Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano) and Tiya Sircar (Sabine Wren) – stars of the newly announced Star Wars Forces of Destiny discuss their new Adventure Figures by Hasbro for the first time during the “Heroines of Star Wars” panel at Star Wars Celebration Orlando. An original series of animated shorts, Star Wars Forces of Destiny will explore exciting, all new adventures of iconic heroines including Rey, Jyn Erso, Sabine Wren, Princess Leia, Ahsoka Tano and others, ahead of books, toys, apparel and a TV special later in the year.

 

Tiya Sircar (“Sabine Wren”) and Ashley Eckstein (“Ahsoka Tano”) – left to right – show off their new Adventure Figures from the Star Wars Forces of Destiny line by Hasbro backstage after the “Heroines of Star Wars” panel at Star Wars Celebration Orlando on Friday, April 14, 2017.

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