Rey takes the spotlight once again in Forces of Destiny’s second short, while Leia makes her first appearance in the third, which takes place on Endor! “BB-8 Bandits” is a direct continuation of the first short with Rey (Daisy Ridley) and BB-8, as we find out even more trouble befalls the two prior to their arrival at Niima Outpost and their date with destiny. I originally saw this episode at Celebration Orlando and watching it again after having seen “Sands of Jakku,” it’s neat to see how these two Rey-centric ones were connected so closely. As great as focusing on Rey has been, it was nice to see a change-up to Leia and “Ewok Escape” has quickly become my favorite FoD shorts yet. Shelby Young’s first foray into voice acting Leia sounds like a success to me, while it was neat to see the short fill in some of Leia’s time alone on Endor before the rest of the group got caught up in the Ewok’s little trap. What really made me like it the most was how Leia not only appreciated the dress the Ewok’s gave her, but still wanted a spear to go with it. Check out Leia’s first FoD appearance below!
Forces of Destiny continues to drop all week, ending with them airing together on the Disney Channel July 9. Continue reading ““BB-8 Bandits” and “Ewok Escape” Continue the Forces of Destiny Shorts”