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. Then, after Kaz boasts about being the best pilot around, he is forced to compete in a dangerous sky race. *Guest starring is Oscar Isaac (“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”) as Poe Dameron, Jim Rash (“Community”) and Bobby Moynihan (“DuckTales”) as Flix and Orka, respectively.
“The Triple Dark”
(October 14th) Kaz and BB-8 uncover information on an imminent pirate attack and must find a way to stop it. *Gwendoline Christie (“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”) guest stars as Captain Phasma.
“Fuel For The Fire”
(October 21st) Kaz befriends a sky racer named Rucklin who pressures him to take some rare and dangerous hyperfuel hidden in Yeager’s office. *Elijah Wood (“The Lord of the Rings” trilogy) guest stars as Jace Rucklin.
“The High Tower”
(October 28th) The First Order arrives at the platform for mysterious reasons and Kaz and BB-8 are determined to sneak into the tower to find out what they want. *Donald Faison (“Scrubs”) guest stars as Hype Fazon
Elijah Wood is a fan favorite actor so a lot of people will be happy to see him join the Star Wars franchise. There’s no information on if his character, Jace Rucklin, is just a one-off character or if he will make recurring appearances. I hope that he makes more than one appearance and that they build up his character to the point where they bring him into a live action film where he eventually teams up with Dominic Monaghan’s character for an adventure. Yeah, I know it’s wishful thinking, but I couldn’t help it.
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.” We also knew that Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac) and Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) would be a part of this new Star Wars adventure. The press release goes on to reveal:
“While undercover, Kaz works as a mechanic and lives with Poe’s old friend Yeager, a veteran pilot who operates a starship repair shop run by his crew: Tam, Neeku and their old battered astromech droid, Bucket. Kaz soon finds himself in over his head with his newfound friend BB-8 as he’ll have to compete in dangerous sky races, keep his mission a secret from his newfound family, and avoid the danger of the First Order.”
The rest of the voice rest of the cast includes Christopher Sean (Days of Our Lives), Suzie McGrath (East Enders), Scott Lawrence (Legion), Myrna Velasco (Elena of Avalor), Josh Brener (Silicon Valley), Donald Faison(Scrubs), Bobby Moynihan(DuckTales), Jim Rash (Community) and Rachel Butera (Tammy’s Tiny Tea Time). Here’s the synopsis:
Resistance fighter Poe Dameron tasks young pilot Kazuda “Kaz” Xiono with spying on the First Order. At the time, little was known about the secretive organization and its strength.
In order to fulfill his mission, Kaz travels to the space station Colossus, which is being used by many ships as a port to refuel and do repairs. However, there are also dangerous races taking place there. After Kaz bragged with his piloting skills at his arrival there, he is soon drawn into one of the races…
Star Wars Resistance premieres on Disney Channel on October 7, 2018.