The fourth episode of Star Wars: Forces of Destiny has arrived, reuniting Ahsoka Tano with Anakin Skywalker. With Disney’s acquisition of Lucasfilm, a new era of Star Wars content is upon us. Thanks to Marvel’s lead, Lucasfilm has restructured their stories into one cohesive universe existing across multiple forms of media. While this has shunted many stories from the Expanded Universe into the new Legends designation, it’s also meant a more streamlined approach to characters from the films and TV shows.
As part of that continuing effort, Disney’s new Forces of Destiny series of shorts puts the spotlight definitively on the female protagonists of the Star Wars universe. All told, 16 shorts will arrive over the coming weeks, highlighting characters like Jyn Erso from Rogue One and Rey from The Last Jedi. The new series will also put the movie characters on the same playing field as those from TV. Sabine from Rebels will feature in an upcoming short, and fan-favorite Ahsoka Tano will play a key role in the new series. Now, thanks to the latest episode, Ahsoka and her Jedi Master are back together.
Disney have just unveiled the latest Forces of Destiny short with the episode ‘The Padawan Path’. Featuring the return of Ashley Eckstein as Ahsoka and Matt Lanter as Anakin Skywalker, this marks the first time the two actors have reprised their roles together in years. And though they’ve clashed on Rebels as a leader of the Rebellion and a Sith lord, the new short will certainly be a blast for fans of The Clone Wars.
Taking place towards the tail end of the Clone Wars, the adventure sees Ahsoka on her way to a ceremony that moves her along in her Padawan training. It’s not long after this that she’ll disappear, avoiding Order 66 and any issues of continuity when it comes to her not being mentioned in Revenge of the Sith. Hopefully, this won’t be the last we’ll see of Ahsoka in the Forces of Destiny series. Maybe she’ll even team up with some of the heroes from the films.
The first two episodes of Forces of Destiny focused on Rey and BB-8, with the premiere picking up right after the Jakku scavenger saves the droid. The follow-up continued their journey together, fleshing out the brief moments in the movie between them meeting and later encountering Finn. Meanwhile, the most recent Forces of Destiny episode (before today, of course) told a story involving Leia and the Ewoks.
Sadly, we won’t be seeing an episode where all the heroes come together—unless Rey or Jyn are left out. Still, there’s a good chance we’ll see a team-up in a future short. With plenty more still to come, stay tuned for more Forces of Destiny.
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