Fans excited for The Last Jedi this December are in for a treat, as Disney has released the first episode of Star Wars: Forces of Destiny. It’s an adorable short featuring Rey, the protagonist from 2015’s The Force Awakens and December 2017’s The Last Jedi. Fans of Daisy Ridley will be happy to know that she reprises her role as Rey in the short, which should get Star Wars fans even more pumped.
Ridley impressed both longtime Star Wars fans and newer viewers when she was Rey, so it’s easy to see why Disney would want her to reprise her role in an animated short. This isn’t her first stint in voice acting, since she also lent her voice to the English dub of Studio Ghibli’s film Only Yesterday. It’s clear that Star Wars has made Ridley a household name and her fame should keep rising once the films are done, though Disney claims they will never stop making Star Wars movies.
Despite being a bit overpowered, Rey was a likeable and very relatable character, so it will be interesting to see what she learns from Luke in the film. Star Wars: Forces of Destiny does not spoil the upcoming movie whatsoever, so fans of the franchise or Ridley can check it out without worrying about spoilers. More episodes are set to air, with characters like Princess Lea and Jyn Erso set to star in some of them, with Felicity Jones also reprising her role as Jyn from Rogue One.
The Hollywood Reporter has also confirmed that Lupita Nyong’o, who plays Maz Kanata, is also a part of the nearly three-minute short that helps fill in the details of what happened just after Rey met BB-8. It’s a fun watch for fans of the series and should get them pumped for more Star Wars later this year.