In what should be the last bit of Star Wars Celebration news, Visions will be receiving a second season. The first season of this anime anthology hit Disney+ last September, sporting nine unique shorts from seven Japanese animation studios. Season 2 will feature shorts from Japan, India, the UK, Ireland, Spain, Chile, France, South Africa, and California. “It’s going to be a celebration of the incredible animation happening all around the globe,” James Waugh said. Visions season 2 will stream in the Spring of 2023. Finally, Ahsoka stars Rosario Dawson and Natasha Liu Bordizzo named Bo-Katan Kryze and Asajj Ventress as characters they would like to see included in the series. Read their statements to Collider here:
Rosario Dawson (Ahsoka Tano): “Ventress. My other saber lady out there. Her and I have a very interesting history and it would be very, very cool.”
Natasha Liu Bordizzo (Sabine Wren): “Bo-Katan. I want Sabine and Bo-Katan to cross paths again, because they did in Rebels. So, there’s a really interesting relationship that could happen there.”
I’m pumped for more of Visions. I thought season 1 was a mixed bag, with the episodes ranging from amazing (“The Ninth Jedi”) to embarrassing (“Tatooine Rhapsody”). But the concept of these disconnected shorts intrigues me, and I like that they’re going to different creative sources for the stories this go-round. It feels like a natural evolution of the first season, which was definitely worth watching for its better installments. It’s no secret that I’m a sucker for Star Wars animation, and I’m eager to see what studios around the world produce for the project. It’s too bad they didn’t have a trailer to show yet, but I like what I’m hearing, and I look forward to learning more.
As for what the ladies of Ahsoka had to say, Asajj can’t appear, and Bo-Katan seems almost like a given. Bo-Katan has important links to both Sabine and Ahsoka, and Katee Sackhoff is already portraying her Clone Wars character in live-action on The Mandalorian. Asajj Ventress dies in the canon novel Dark Disciple, based on unused Clone Wars material by George Lucas’ daughter Katie. That story takes place in the dying days of the Clone Wars, about six months before the events of Revenge of the Sith. As such, Asajj can’t appear in Ahsoka unless it’s in a flashback or some World Between Worlds trickery is involved. I love Asajj as a character, and I hope we can get more content with her before her death one day. If they use flashbacks to include her in Ahsoka, I would most likely like that. They don’t need to bring her back to life, though; you can only play that card so many times. Like Kanan Jarrus in Rebels, Asajj died sacrificing herself to save someone she loved. Don’t cheapen that. Dave Filoni is supervising the show, and I trust him to respect the characters.
Are you excited for Visions season 2? Who do you want to see on Ahsoka? Let us know in the comments below!