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Women of Star Wars

Guest Article: The Best Swords – Elements of Kurosawa’s ‘Sanjuro’ in Ahsoka Tano and Satine Kryze

There has been little secret about the influence Akira Kurosawa on Star Wars. George Lucas has always been open about how the Japanese filmmaker was a major influence on his work, citing The Hidden Fortress as the inspiration for A New Hope (especially in the characters of Artoo and Threepio) (Kaminski, 2012), attempting to hire Kurosawa-staple actor Toshiro Mifune first as Obi-Wan and then as Vader (Blair, 2015), and filming the cantina fight ... [Continue Reading]

26th September 2018 // 2 Comments

‘Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy’ Book Coming This Autumn

Make some room in your bookshelves because another must-buy book is heading our way this autumn! Chronicle Books has announced that it will be releasing a new book this October that will showcase the female heroes, villains, rebels, and scoundrels of that galaxy far, far away. The 200-page illustrated tome Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy features stunning cover art by comic artist Jen Bartel and has been written by Amy Ratcliffe, ... [Continue Reading]

3rd June 2018 // 2 Comments

Ahsoka Tano Featured in ‘365 Days of Star Wars Women’ Project

Ahsoka Tano was recently featured in 365 Days of Star Wars Women, a year-long project that highlights the female heroes, villains, and scoundrels of that galaxy far, far away and the careers and achievements of female cast and crew members, writers, artists, and cosplayers. This project is the brainchild of Amy Richau, a frequent contributor to the official Star Wars site and FANgirl Blog and the principal researcher for the documentary series ... [Continue Reading]

31st May 2018 // 1 Comment

Artist Hannah Payne Celebrates the Women of ‘Star Wars’

Over the course of its four-decade history, the Star Wars franchise has given us a wealth of compelling female characters: from the princess-turned-general Leia Organa of Alderaan to the Force-wielding former Jedi Ahsoka Tano, from the morally grey rogue archaeologist Doctor Chelli Lona Aphra to the talented and idealistic politician Padmé Amidala, from the Mandalorian artist-warrior Sabine Wren to the enigmatic Cloud-Rider Enfys Nest. Back in ... [Continue Reading]

28th May 2018 // 7 Comments

‘Forces of Destiny’ Season Two: Porgs, Padawans, and Padmé

Looking for some new Star Wars content to keep you busy until Solo is out? If so, you’ll be pleased to hear that Star Wars: Forces of Destiny will be back on Monday, March 19, with not one but EIGHT brand new episodes featuring our favourite heroines (and heroes) from that galaxy far, far away. Clone Wars veterans Ahsoka Tano, Padmé Amidala, and Anakin Skywalker are among the characters returning for this new season of Forces of Destiny ... [Continue Reading]

17th March 2018 // 2 Comments

Preview Reel for the ‘Looking for Leia’ Documentary

If you’ve been following Team Ahsoka on social media for some time or are a frequent visitor to this site, you may remember that I promoted a Kickstarter campaign back in June for the upcoming documentary, Looking for Leia. Thanks to widespread support and donations from Star Wars fans worldwide, the Kickstarter campaign was a huge success and production is well under way. Dr. Annalise Ophelian and her team have spent the past few months ... [Continue Reading]

14th October 2017 // 2 Comments

‘Star Wars: Forces of Destiny’ Comic Books Coming in January 2018

Longing for more Forces of Destiny stories starring your favourite Star Wars heroines? Then you’re in luck! Lucasfilm has teamed up with IDW Publishing to create a new five-issue comic book series based on the popular 2D animated series. Announced during the Lucasfilm Publishing panel at New York Comic Con 2017, Star Wars Adventures: Forces of Destiny is scheduled to land in our galaxy in January 2018 and will be a weekly series featuring ... [Continue Reading]

7th October 2017 // 5 Comments

The Star Wars Show Goes Behind the Scenes of ‘Forces of Destiny’

In this week’s episode of The Star Wars Show, hosts Andi Gutierrez and Anthony Carboni went behind the scenes of Star Wars: Forces of Destiny and visited Ghostbot, the California-based animation studio responsible for the micro-series, where they spoke with Brad Rau (Supervising Director) and Tatyana Drewry Carvin (Animation Director). Brad Rau is no stranger to the Star Wars universe. He co-directed the Star Wars Rebels season two ... [Continue Reading]

6th October 2017 // 2 Comments

New ‘Forces of Destiny’ Shorts Coming in 2018

Fans of the 2D animated micro-series Star Wars: Forces of Destiny will be pleased to know that a brand new season of animated shorts will be heading our way sometime in 2018. The announcement was made during the Forces of Destiny panel at HASCON on September 9 and, according to the Collectors Cantina Twitter account, these new episodes will be in addition to the eight shorts that are slated for release in October 2017. Upcoming episodes will ... [Continue Reading]

10th September 2017 // 6 Comments

‘Looking For Leia’ Documentary Will Turn the Spotlight on Female Star Wars Fans

Once upon a time, it was tough being a female Star Wars fan. Perhaps, like me, you grew up hearing the phrase “But Star Wars is for boys”. Maybe you struggled to find other girls or women who shared your love for that galaxy far, far away. Or perhaps you yearned for a wider range of female characters to look up to. Over the past decade, Lucasfilm has done a tremendous job of boosting female representation on the big screen, in its TV ... [Continue Reading]

4th June 2017 // 2 Comments

Ahsoka Tano to Get Her Own ‘Forces of Destiny’ Adventure Figure

Back in mid-April, Lucasfilm and Disney announced Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, a brand new series of 2D animated shorts starring our favourite Star Wars heroines. A whole range of Forces of Destiny-themed merchandise is in the works, including bedding, apparel, cosplay accessories, and books. But perhaps the item I’m most excited about is this stunning Ahsoka Tano adventure figure, which will be out later this year (exact date TBC but she ... [Continue Reading]

2nd May 2017 // 8 Comments

Ahsoka Tano to Appear in ‘Star Wars: Forces of Destiny’ Animated Series

Star Wars Celebration Orlando has barely got underway and there’s already at least one brand-new animated series for us to look forward to later this year! Lucasfilm and Disney have announced that a new 2D animated micro-series, Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, will be heading our way this July and will star all of our favourite heroines from that galaxy far, far away: Rey, Jyn Erso, Padmé Amidala, Princess Leia, Sabine Wren, Hera Syndulla, ... [Continue Reading]

14th April 2017 // 6 Comments