STAR Wars has dropped a trailer for its new animated Disney+ series Visions – and fans are already divided.
Star Wars: Visions will tell all-new stories in a traditional Japanese style anime, which differs from the franchise’s other animated shows.
The series will tell seven different stories and executive producer James Waugh said: “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.”
Alongside the trailer, the English and Japanese dub casts have been unveiled, including Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bobby Moynihan and Temuera Morrison.
The cast also features Shelby Young, Karen Fukuhara, Simu Liu, Masi Oka, David Harbour, Henry Golding, Jamie Chung and George Takei.
Fans are excited for the new release, with one tweeting: “ok, now this looks bl***y good.”
Another added: “Y’all. My husband just sent me the trailer for the new #StarWars series #Visions. I’m loosing my mind. OMG it looks so f***ing good.”
However, not everyone agreed, with a fellow fan writing: “THE #BADBATCH SUCKED . I couldn’t make it through the entire season it got so bad. #Filloni lost me on this one. #StarWars #visions is nothing more than an anime commercial for “girl power”.”
Meanwhile in the YouTube comments under the trailer, another wrote: “I’m sorry but I just don’t think anime works for Star Wars – the style doesn’t fit with Bad Batch or Clone Wars at all.”
Star Wars: Visions joins a roster of animated series in the franchise, including The Clone Wars, Rebels, Resistance and latest series, The Bad Batch.
Star Wars also has animated micro-series – of which Visions is one of them – including Galaxy of Adventures, Forces of Destiny and Roll Out.
Meanwhile, the new live action Obi-Wan Kenobi series is currently in production, starring Ewan McGregor.
And Star Wars fans are also excited for the third season of The Mandalorian, which has proved immensely popular since its debut in 2019 on the streaming service.
What’s on Netflix, Disney+ and Amazon Prime?
Looking for a new Netflix series to binge or the best movies to watch on Amazon Prime? We have you covered…
- New on Netflix: The best series and films released every day
- The best movies on Netflix to watch right now
- The best series to watch on Netflix
- The most terrifying horrors to watch on Netflix right now
- The best documentaries to watch on Netflix right now
- The best comedies to watch on Netflix right now
- The best thrillers to watch on Netflix right now
- The best kids’ shows on Netflix to watch right now
- The best true crime series to watch on Netflix
- The best movies to watch on Amazon Prime
- The best series to watch on Amazon Prime
- The best series on Disney+