Disney+'s latest Star Wars project, Star Wars: Visions, promises to present the franchise as it's never been seen before. Details about the anime anthology series aren't exactly abundant, but here's everything we know about it so far.
Visions' Place in Star Wars Canon
Visions will be quite easy to get into for long-time Star Wars fans and newcomers alike. According to executive producer James Waugh, none of the episodes will fall within the existing Star Wars timeline. It's quite an interesting development because, without the constraints of adhering to existing canon, the story possibilities are literally limitless. As is expected from the anthology genre, each episode will feature a unique story with all-new original characters.
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The one constant is that each installment will be unmistakably a Star Wars story. While the several studios heading the project will maintain their trademark animation styles and Japanese cultural influences, the core remains unchanged. In other words, the stories they tell will retain all the classic elements of the Star Wars universe, including some familiar locations, weapons and antagonists.
Star Wars: Visions Trailer
The trailer for Star Wars: Visions says a lot while still revealing as little plot information as possible; it's a colorful, fast-paced montage of what looks like a few of the anthology's most epic moments. Eagle-eyed fans will notice staples such as an Imperial Star Destroyer and a gender-bent twist on General Grevious. The trailer revels in itself, eager to show viewers just how far the animation medium can push the boundaries of the Star Wars universe without completely breaking them. At the very least, Visions promises to be a visual treat. You can watch the trailer for Star Wars: Visions here:
Star Wars: Visions News to Know
The episode titles for each of the nine stories have already been released, along with a voice cast list. Visions will have both an English and Japanese dub, each rife with star-studded cast members. Prominent among the English cast is Simu Liu of Shang Chi fame, Bobby Moynihan from Saturday Night Live, Stranger Things' David Harbour, Henry Golding from Crazy Rich Asians and Neil Patrick Harris from How I Met Your Mother.
The Japanese dub cast is equally decorated, featuring familiar voices like Yuichi Nakamura, Yuma Uchida and Junya Enoki, who also voice Jujutsu Kaisen's Satoru Gojo, Megumi Fushiguro and Yuuji Itadori respectively. Boruto voice actor Yuko Sanpei will also lend Visions her talent, as well as Megumi Han, who voiced Hunter X Hunter's Gon Freecs.
The episode titles are as follows:
Episode 1 - The Duel
Episode 2 - Tatooine Rhapsody
Episode 3 - The Twins
Episode 4 - The Village Bride
Episode 5 - The Ninth Jedi
Episode 6 - T0-B1
Episode 7 - The Elder
Episode 8 - Lop & Ocho
Episode 9 - Akakiri
Star Wars: Visions Release Date
All nine episodes of Star Wars: Visions will be immediately available to stream on September 22, 2021. The series is exclusive to Disney+ and will be available to all subscribers upon release at no extra charge.