Lucasfilm just announced a new canon animated mini-series apparently focusing on the female heroines of the Star Wars saga. What do you guys think?
Personally, I’m really hyped for this. I’m a huge sucker for more Clone Wars-era content (Matt Lanter and Ashley Eckstein are back as Anakin and Ahsoka! Whooo!). It’s also going to be awesome to see more backstory on other characters like Jyn and Mahz.
I’m not sure how to feel about this. On the one hand, I get it. Female empowerment, giving kids female heroes, etc. And I genuinely like each of these characters and I’m excited to see even more of them. But just focusing on female heroes? I’ll be honest and admit that I can’t seem to find a rational reason behind my distaste for this. I guess for me it’s the same way that just having all male leads is bad; you want to mix it up, have equal representation.
But, I’ve had enough of rambling about that. I’m really excited to see what we get from this. Have they said anything about how this will be released? (I’m hoping for a web series, I want to be able to watch it.)
All of my statements I could make on this have already been said - it’s just another massive chance for Disney to stereotype their female characters a few steps further. As if they weren’t that way to begin with…
Now, if I’m wrong and this show would actually give some unique characteristics to each of the cast, that would be incredible, but given this is made by the same people who designed several of the characters who we’re going to be seeing, I don’t think it’s likely.
For those saying it’s just going to be females, it isn’t. It’s meant to coincide with the release of the dolls aimed at girls with girl characters. As the series goes on you’ll get to see plenty of male characters, I’m sure.
Originally, I didn’t really like the idea of DC Superhero Girls-style Star Wars thing, but after talking it over with a friend and learning about the Hera thing and all the returning actors, I’ve warmed up to it.