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General Hospital's Carolyn Hennesy Cast as Star Wars' Princess Leia

Please join us in congratulating General Hospital fan favorite Carolyn Hennesy on her exciting new role as Star Wars’ Princess Leia! Well, actually, that’s General Leia Organa now. Lucasfilm has selected the actress as the new voice of the iconic character in the animated series Lego Star Wars: All-stars and Star Wars Resistance. Lego Star Wars: All-stars was a Lego animated series of shorts that was released simultaneously on Disney Xd and the Disney Xd YouTube channel, so you can check them out there and listen for Hennesy’s voice whenever Leia’s on screen. Star Wars Resistance is an animated series set 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi and follows a pilot recruited by the Resistance to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. That pilot is played by Days Of Our Lives alum Christopher Sean (ex-Paul). Although the character of General Leia
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Disney facing calls to fire Star Wars Resistance’s General Leia voice actress after mockery of Christine Blasey Ford

Disney is facing calls to recast the role of General Leia Organa in the upcoming animated series Star Wars Resistance following a tweet posted by voice actress Rachel Butera.

Butera, whose credits include The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Family Guy, posted a video where she imitated the voice of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who had been giving testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee about an alleged sexual assault by U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Rachel Butera who voices Leia in Star Wars: Resistance has released a video of herself mocking the voice of Dr. Ford on twitter. #KavanaughHearings pic.twitter.com/drhdIXqZh2

— News This Second (@NewsThisSecond) September 27, 2018

Amid a growing backlash from outraged fans – many of whom called upon Disney and Lucasfilm to fire her from Star Wars Resistance and recast the role of Leia – Butera then posted two further tweets in an effort to explain
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‘Star Wars Resistance’ Actor Rachel Butera’s Twitter Account Deleted After She Ridiculed Christine Blasey Ford’s Voice

  • Variety
The Twitter account of Rachel Butera, the voice actor who plays Leia Organa in Disney Channel’s upcoming “Star Wars Resistance” animated series, has vanished.

The disappearance of her Twitter handle came after a backlash over a video Butera posted mocking the voice of Christine Blasey Ford, who testified Thursday in a highly charged Senate hearing that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted her.

“I just have this kind of a voice, like a baby, even though I’m a doctor and I’m on this media circus, political stage, and I have kids myself, that I don’t know why I speak with vocal fry,” Butera said in the video (pictured above) she posted on Twitter along with the comment: “I can’t believe this is my voice, can you???. Dr. Christine Blasey-Vocal Fry-Ford.”

“I sound like I’m back at that high-school party,” Butera said in the video,
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Princess Leia Voice Actress Apologizes for Mocking Christine Blasey Ford

  • The Wrap
Rachel Butera, a voice actress for Disney Channel’s “Star Wars Resistance,” apologized for appearing to mock Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

Butera is set to voice feminist icon Princess Leia in the upcoming animated “Star Wars” TV show. Neither LucasFilm or Disney immediately responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.

Butera, in a since-deleted tweet, posted a video where she appeared to mock Dr. Ford. Per Gizmodo, here’s what Butera said in the initial video:

I don’t know if anybody is listening to the Dr. Blasey Ford testimony about Brett Kavanaugh but this is how I sound. I know it’s a surprise to even me that I talk this way and I’m a doctor and a grown woman. I sound like I’m still back at that high school party…um…I can’t help it, I just have this kind of a voice like a baby,
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Star Wars Resistance gets an extended sneak peek trailer

As we approach the premiere of Star Wars Resistance, Disney has released an extended sneak peek at the upcoming Star Wars animated series. Premiering on October 7th, the series is set a few months before Star Wars: The Force Awakens and follows Resistance recruit Kazudo Xiono as he’s given a mission by Poe Dameron, with Oscar Isaac reprising his onscreen role, to spy on the First Order. Watch the sneak peek below…

See Also: Synopses for the first five episodes of Star Wars Resistance revealed

The series was created by Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels creator and showrunner Dave Filoni. Joining him from those series are Athena Portillo, Justin Ridge and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles‘ Brandon Auman, all of whom will serve as executive producers while Filoni is reportedly stepping back from the day-to-day work on the new series.

Star Wars: Resistance will feature the
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New Star Wars Resistance Trailer Features Poe, Leia And Phasma

Star Wars Resistance is the latest animated series to come from the mind of The Clone Wars and Rebels showrunner Dave Filoni. As the title suggests, it’s set prior to the events of The Force Awakens and will follow the Resistance in their fight against the First Order. The first trailer, released last month, promised a bright, fast-paced show that focused on a new bunch of Resistance pilots, but that doesn’t mean some familiar faces won’t pop up, too.

With just a week and a half to go until it arrives on Disney Xd, an extended look at the series has now dropped online and features Oscar Isaac reprising his role as Poe Dameron. The Resistance leader will act as a mentor to protagonist Kazuda “Kaz” Xiono, who wants to be an “ace pilot” but who Poe sends on a dangerous mission to spy on their enemies.
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Star Wars Meets Top Gun in Rad Extended Trailer For Star Wars Resistance

“Being an ace is not all fun and games, it can be dangerous.”

If you’ve ever wanted to see what Top Gun might be like in a galaxy far far way, Star Wars Resistance is going to give you that! We’ve got a wicked cool new extended trailer for the animated series for you to watch today and I think it gives us our best look yet at the series and the exciting fast-paced tone. I love what I’m seeing from this show and it’s going to be a blast!

The show revolves around a character named Kazuda Xiono, who is described as "a young pilot recruited by the Resistance whose mission is to spy on the growing threat of the First Order." We also knew that Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) would be a part of this new Star Wars adventure.
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Synopses for the first five episodes of Star Wars Resistance revealed

With less than two weeks to go until the premiere of Disney and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars Resistance, the official synopses for the first five episodes of the anime-inspired series have surfaced online, along with details of the guest stars who’ll feature; check them out here…

The Recruit: Part 1

Air Date – October 7th

X-wing pilot Kazuda Xiono is recruited for the Resistance, but finds himself in over his head when Poe Dameron assigns him to a remote fueling station to spy on the First Order. Then, after Kaz boasts about being the best pilot around, he is forced to compete in a dangerous sky race.

Guest starring Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) as Poe Dameron, Jim Rash (Community), and Bobby Moynihan (DuckTales) as Flix and Orka, respectively.

The Recruit: Part 2

Air Date – October 7th

X-wing pilot Kazuda Xiono is recruited for the Resistance, but finds himself in
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New Star Wars Resistance Episode Details Reveal Elijah Wood Will Be in the Series

The Disney Channel has released the story details for the first five episodes on the upcoming animated series Star Wars Resistance. It’s revealed in the one of the synopsis that Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings) is set to be a guest star in the series, which is pretty cool! Now, Wood joins his Lotr co-star Dominic Monaghan in the galaxy far for away. Monaghan was recently cast in Star Wars: Episode IX.

He will be appearing in the episode titled “Fuel For The Fire” and he will provide the voice of a pilot named Jace Rucklin. Below you will find all the details for the first five episodes of Star Wars Resistance:

“The Recruit Parts 1&2”

(October 7th) X-wing pilot Kazuda Xiono is recruited for the Resistance, but finds himself in over his head when Poe Dameron assigns him to a remote fueling station to spy on the First Order.
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Meet The Aces in new Star Wars Resistance featurette

Having introduced Team Fireball, Disney Xd has now unveiled a new featurette for Star Wars Resistance focussing on Torra Doza, Hype Fazon, Freya Fenris, Griff Halloran and Bo Keevil, five hot-shot Resistance pilots known as ‘The Aces’. Check it out here…

See Also: Star Wars Resistance featurette introduces Team Fireball

See Also: Star Wars Resistance animated series gets a first trailer

Star Wars: Resistance will feature the voices of Christopher Sean (Days of Our Lives) as Kazudo Xiono, Suzie McGrath (East Enders) as Tam Ryvora, Scott Lawrence (Legion) as Jarek Yeager, Myrna Velasco (Elena of Avalor) as Torra Doza, Josh Brener (Silicon Valley) as Neeku Vozo, Donald Faison (Scrubs) as Hype Fazon, Jim Rash (Community) and Bobby Moynihan (DuckTales) as Flix and Orka, respectively, Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) as Poe Dameron, Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones) as Captain Phasma and Rachel Butera (Tammy’s Tiny Tea Time) as General Leia Organa.
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Cool New Star Wars Resistance Promo Introduces Us To The Aces Pilot Team

I’ve got a great new featurette for Lucasfilm’s upcoming animated series Star Wars Resistance. It introduces us to a team of talented and daring pilots known as The Aces and in the process shows off a lot of cool new footage that offers us some insight into who these characters are and the role that they’ll play in the series. This team of pilots are hired to serve and protect the Colossus platform in the series. This is actually a group of fun and interesting characters. I’m pretty excited about this series and I like everything that I’ve seen from it so far!

When the show was first announced, we learned that it would revolve around a character named Kazuda Xiono, who is described as "a young pilot recruited by the Resistance whose mission is to spy on the growing threat of the First Order.
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Star Wars Resistance featurette introduces Team Fireball

Following a poster for Star Wars Resistance [check it out here], we now have a new featurette for Disney’s upcoming animated series which introduces us to Team Fireball; check it out below, along with three images promotional images…

See Also: Star Wars Resistance animated series gets a first trailer

See Also: Star Wars Resistance takes place six months before Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: Resistance will feature the voices of Christopher Sean (Days of Our Lives) as Kazudo Xiono, Suzie McGrath (East Enders) as Tam Ryvora, Scott Lawrence (Legion) as Jarek Yeager, Myrna Velasco (Elena of Avalor) as Torra Doza, Josh Brener (Silicon Valley) as Neeku Vozo, Donald Faison (Scrubs) as Hype Fazon, Jim Rash (Community) and Bobby Moynihan (DuckTales) as Flix and Orka, respectively, Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) as Poe Dameron, Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones) as Captain Phasma and Rachel Butera (Tammy’s Tiny Tea Time) as General Leia Organa.
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New Featurette and Poster For Star Wars Resistance Spotlights the Main Characters

A new piece of poster art and a featurette have been released for Lucasfilm's upcoming animated series Star Wars Resistance and they highlight the new characters that will fill the story and make up Team Fireball. I also like the little tagline that comes with it: "Some Heroes Stick To The Plan. Others Just Wing It."

The Fireball team consists of, Jarek Yeager, former Rebellion pilot who is trying to live a quiet life as a mechanic. That all changes when Poe and Leia ask for his help; Tam Ryvora, a fellow mechanic who used to be a racer herself before she lost her ship. “She’s tough, no-nonsense, she kind of has attitude"; Neeku, a green naive alien, who is an "unbelievably positive, happy character"; and Bucket, a droid who has a thing for wearing X-wing fighter pilot helmets.

I enjoyed what I saw in the trailer that
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Star Wars Resistance gets an official poster

Ahead of its premiere this October, Disney has unveiled the official poster for Star Wars Resistance, a new anime series set in the galaxy far, far away and following a group of young Resistance pilots in the battle against the dreaded First Order.

See Also: Star Wars Resistance animated series gets a first trailer

See Also: Star Wars Resistance takes place six months before Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: Resistance will feature the voices of Christopher Sean (Days of Our Lives) as Kazudo Xiono, Suzie McGrath (East Enders) as Tam Ryvora, Scott Lawrence (Legion) as Jarek Yeager, Myrna Velasco (Elena of Avalor) as Torra Doza, Josh Brener (Silicon Valley) as Neeku Vozo, Donald Faison (Scrubs) as Hype Fazon, Jim Rash (Community) and Bobby Moynihan (DuckTales) as Flix and Orka, respectively, Oscar Isaac (Star Wars: The Last Jedi) as Poe Dameron, Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones) as Captain Phasma
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Star Wars Resistance Assembles Its Ace Pilots With New Banner Image

X-wings, fall in!

Disney and Lucasfilm have peeled back the tarpaulin on a shiny new banner image for Star Wars Resistance, and this one is all about assembling the next generation of fighter pilots.

Front and center here is Kazuda “Kaz” Xiono (voiced by Days of Our Lives alum Christopher Sean), the Resistance’s latest recruit who hopes to spy on the First Order and impress his commanding officer, who just so happens to be Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac).

Remember, this newfangled animated series takes place before The Force Awakens, meaning Poe is yet to cross paths with Finn and Rey. It opens up a fascinating avenue for Resistance to explore, too, and we know from Rebels and The Clone Wars that Lucasfilm tends to strike lucky when dabbling with animated adventures set within the Star Wars universe.

Will Star Wars Resistance uphold that trend? Who knows, but below you’ll see Kaz and Co.
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Star Wars Resistance takes place six months before Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Disney and Lucasfilm are set to debut the latest Star Wars animated series Star Wars Resistance this October, with the show helping to fill in some of the blanks in the thirty-year gap between Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Given that it includes Oscar Isaac’s Poe Dameron and Gwendoline Christie’s Captain Phasma, it’s clear that the show takes place much closer to the latter, and now we know exactly where it falls in the Star Wars timeline.

An eagle-eyed fan has been looking through the source code of the official website, where a short synopsis reveals that Resistance takes place just months before The Force Awakens.

“Set about six months before The Force Awakens, Star Wars Resistance tells the story of Kazuda Xiono, a young pilot recruited by the Resistance and tasked with a top-secret mission to spy on the
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Princess Leia Confirmed to Appear in The Star Wars Resistance Animated Series

Last week Disney Xd released the first trailer for Lucasfilm's new animated series Star Wars Resistance and for the most part, fans seemed to like what they saw. Now we've got some cool additional news regarding the series to share with you.

It's been confirmed that Princess Leia will appear in the series and the character will be voiced by Rachel Butera. The actress announced the news herself in the following Twitter post:

I can finally announce that I have the incomprehensible honor of voicing the role of Leia Organa in the new Star Wars Resistance out this October. Thank you ⁦@CESDTalent⁩ ⁦@DisneyLucasfilm⁩ @sternshow + Carrie Fisher. Sneak peak trailer here: https://t.co/4bVZW4Nvf6

— Rachel Butera (@RachelAButera) August 18, 2018

There's no word on how big of a role Leia will have in the series, but it will still be great to see more of Leia's story told in the series.
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Disney Channel premiere trailer for animated Star Wars: Resistance

  • HeyUGuys
The Disney Channel has premiered the first look trailer at its newest branch of Star Wars adventures, Star Wars: Resistance.

The series will concentrate on introducing a few new faces to the saga which is set between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. However, at least four familiar faces of Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac), Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie), and Bb-8 along with General Leia – who is to be voiced by Rachel Butera – will be making an appearance.

Also lending their voices to the series are Donald Faison, Jim Rash, Bobby Moynihan and Myrna Velasco and Rachel Butera. The animated saga is created by Lucasfilm Animation veteran Dave Filoni and executive produced by Athena Portillo, Justin Ridge and Brandon Auman.

Set months before the events of ‘The Force Awakens,’ the series follows Kazuda ‘Kaz’ Xiono (Christopher Sean), a young pilot recruited by the Resistance for a top-secret mission to
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General Leia Organa to appear in Star Wars Resistance

A couple of days ago we got the first trailer for Disney’s Star Wars Resistance, a new animated series taking place prior to the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and following a young ace pilot in the struggle against the rising First Order.

The show is set to feature familiar faces such as Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma, with Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie reprising their roles from the Sequel Trilogy, and now we also have confirmation that General Leia Organa will appear in the series, voiced by Rachel Butera (Tammy’s Tiny Tea Time)

I can finally announce that I have the incomprehensible honor of voicing the role of Leia Organa in the new Star Wars Resistance out this October. Thank you ⁦@CESDTalent⁩ ⁦@DisneyLucasfilm⁩ @sternshow + Carrie Fisher. Sneak peak trailer here: https://t.co/4bVZW4Nvf6

— Rachel Butera (@RachelAButera) August 18, 2018

We do of course also have
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‘Star Wars Resistance’: Disney Drops Trailer for ‘The Force Awakens’ Prequel Series

  • Variety
“Can you imagine what it’s like to be an ace pilot?” Kazuda Xiono (“Kaz”) asks in the new trailer for Disney Channel’s upcoming animated show “Star Wars Resistance.” The adventure series will have a one-hour premiere on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 10 p.m. Et/Pt on Disney Channel, DisneyNOW, and Disney Channel VOD, with further airings on Disney Xd.

Audiences will follow Kaz and some familiar “Star Wars” faces as he does just that — become a top pilot, not to mention spying on the rising threat of the First Order for the Resistance.

In the hour-long premiere, Poe and Bb-8 assign Kaz to go undercover on the Colossus, a massive aircraft home to new aliens, droids, and other creatures. He makes new friends, like Poe’s old buddy Yeager, as well as a battered astromech droid called Bucket. With challenges like dangerous sky races and keeping his mission a secret from his newfound crew,
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