Leia manages to save Chewbacca and the rest of Echo Base from the Wampas hiding in the caves in Forces of Destiny‘s latest short, “Beasts of Echo Base.” In a way, this story is set up for a series of deleted scenes from the Empire Strikes Back regarding a Wampa attack subplot, which were included in the 2014 Blu-ray release of the Saga. It seemed kind of silly at first that Chewie might be a captive of the Wampa, but he does seem to have a history of disliking/fearing creatures, which makes him an even more entertaining character considering most people are always so fearful of him and really he’s just a giant softy at heart. Leia puts a lot of trust in Artoo and Chewie to get the door fixed in time and for her to take the responsibility of being Wampa bait should come at no surprise. Likewise, Shelby Young continues to be a solid and welcomed voice actress for the character! Another fine little short, with 3 more to come (I’m curious to see if they only release one more via online Saturday and keep the final two for the Disney Channel Sunday, July 9…or release one that day and then the final one with the TV airing. We’ll see soon enough!). Links for the other shorts below.
Forces of Destiny Puts Ahsoka Tano on “The Padawan Path”
“BB-8 Bandits” and “Ewok Escape” Continue the Forces of Destiny Shorts
Forces of Destiny Starts on the “Sands of Jakku”
Forces of Destiny Premieres July 3 on YouTube
Heroines of Star Wars Panel Impressions (SWCO 2017)
Forces of Destiny Brings Women of Star Wars to Focus in 2D Animated Form (SWCO 2017)
Rey and the F Word (by Trinity)