With The Bad Batch having wrapped up its first season (quite successfully, I might add) and no live-action shows or films immediately on the horizon, Star Wars fans may ask themselves where they can get their fix? Short of cracking open a book (what are those??), I’m here to tell you that Star Wars: Visions might be the most exciting new Star Wars project in years. Don’t believe me? Check out this new trailer and judge for yourself.
Holy shit that looks badass! This isn’t our first look at the raft of Japanese animation styles that will comprise the nine-episode anthology series’ first season, but it’s by far the most action-packed. And we also have the starry voice cast that includes Brian Tee, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David Harbour, Henry Golding, Neil Patrick Harris, Alison Brie, George Takei, Jordan Fisher, Lorraine Toussaint, Temuera Morrison, Simu Liu, Kyle Chandler, and more. Holy shit.
Here’s the official synopsis: Lucasfilm is partnering with seven of the most talented anime studios in Japan to bring their signature style and unique vision of the Star Wars galaxy to this inspired new series,” says James Waugh, executive producer and Lucasfilm Vice President, Franchise Content & Strategy. “Their stories showcase the full spectrum of bold storytelling found across Japanese animation; each told with a freshness and voice that expands our understanding of what a Star Wars story can be and celebrates a galaxy that has been such an inspiration to so many visionary storytellers.”
The complete list of episodes and voice casting is below. Star Wars: Visions hits Disney+ on September 22nd.
The Duel: Brian Tee (Ronin), Lucy Liu (Bandit Leader), Jaden Waldman (Village Chief)
Tatooine Rhapsody: Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Jay), Bobby Moynihan (Geezer), Temuera Morrison (BobaFett), Shelby Young (K-344), Marc Thompson (Lan)
The Twins: Neil Patrick Harris (Karre), Alison Brie (Am), Jonathan Lipow (B-20N)
The Village Bride: Karen Fukuhara (F), Nichole Sakura (Haru), Christopher Sean (Asu), Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa (Valco), Andrew Kishino (Izuma), Stephanie Sheh (Saku)
The Ninth Jedi: Kimiko Glenn (Kara), Andrew Kishino (Juro), Simu Liu (Zhima), Masi Oka (Ethan), Greg Chun (Roden), Neil Kaplan (Narrator), Michael Sinterniklaas (Hen Jin),
T0-B1: Jaden Waldman (T0-B1), Kyle Chandler (Mitaka)
The Elder: David Harbour (Tajin), Jordan Fisher (Dan), James Hong (The Elder)
Lop & Ocho: Anna Cathcart (Lop), Hiromi Dames (Ocho), Paul Nakauchi (Yasaburo), Kyle McCarley (Imperial Officer)
Akakiri: Henry Golding (Tsubaki), Jamie Chung (Misa), George Takei (Senshuu), Keone Young (Kamahachi), Lorraine Toussaint (Masago)