Seven different Japanese studios are working on nine unconnected stories set in the Star Wars universe, and now some details have dropped about a few of the episodes that will make up Star Wars Visions.
Two of the episodes will be created by Studio Trigger, the home of the original Ghost in the Shell. Studio co-founder Masahiko Otsuka is producing an episode to be called The Elder. This will be set before Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.
At a Toyko press conference, Otsuka fielded a question from IGN and let a few things slip:
“For some viewers, this series might be their first Star Wars experience, so I wanted to make something that you can enjoy without any knowledge of the rest of the story. So our story is not directly connected to any of the characters from the films, but it explores the idea of the Jedi Knights and the master and padawan dynamic in an older setting.”
Another studio co-founder Hiroyuki Imaishi is creating another episode in the Star Wars Visions anthology to be called The Twins. This is to be set after Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. He had this to say:
“The Twins’ is set after Episode IX, after the Empire has been vanquished by the Resistance. The remnants of the Imperial Army have raised a pair of twins on the Dark Side of the Force, and the story goes from there.”
Another studio, Production I.G., will create yet another with director Kenji Kamiyama saying this, too, will be set after The Rise of Skywalker:
“I wondered, after Episode IX, has the galaxy settled into peace? We all love stories of the Jedi and lightsabers, but what became of the Jedi Knights after the movie series? My story is about that. When I first saw Star Wars, I was fascinated by the story of this kid Luke Skywalker who came from nothing and went on a huge adventure, and for me that is the root of Star Wars’ charm. So I wanted to depict a galactic-level adventure with a different character.”
The hits kept on coming, with Yuki Igarashi of Geno Studio directing Lop and Ocho, set between the prequel trilogy and A New Hope. A planet the Empire invades goes full Avatar with its ecosystem:
“Their new technology causes conflict with the inhabitants, and the protagonist Ocho, who is the daughter in a kind of local yakuza family, meets the enslaved orphan Lop, who is a humanoid rabbit-like alien creature inspired by Jaxxon from the classic Star Wars comics; they meet and form a familial bond that is not bound by blood.”
Studio Colorido is making Tatooine Rhapsody and hints that it will feature:
“…rock music, action, and a concert scene”.
Star Wars: Visions lands on Disney+ premiere from September 22nd.