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Will Star Wars: Visions Season 2 Feature Any Returning Characters?

Over the years, "Star Wars" animation has drastically grown, providing some of the best storytelling that the franchise has to offer. With "Star Wars: Visions," Lucasfilm elevated the property to new levels, allowing studios across the world to showcase what "Star Wars" means to them. The studio revealed "Star Wars: Visions" Season 2 at Star Wars Celebration, prompting the question: will fans see any familiar faces this time around?

Although "Visions" Season 1 boasted an all-star cast, there weren't many returning characters outside of Episode 2, "Tatooine Rhapsody," featuring Boba Fett, Jabba the Hutt, and Bib Fortuna. With Season 2, viewers should expect more of the same, with only one episode set to bring back a fan-favorite character from the "Star Wars" mythos.

"I Am Your Mother," created by Academy Award-winning animation studio Aardman, features legendary starfighter pilot Wedge Antilles, with Denis Lawson returning to voice his original trilogy character. Other than that, 88 Pictures' episode, "The Bandits of Golak," features an Inquisitor, which fans are more than familiar with at this point, but it doesn't seem to be one they've seen before. Instead, Season 2 will primarily focus on introducing new characters, continuing a trend that makes "Star Wars: Visions" so special.

Star Wars: Visions Season 2 takes the series worldwide

Although "Star Wars: Visions" Season 1 was incredible and a much-needed breath of fresh air for the franchise, it solely focused on Japanese animation studios. With Season 2, Lucasfilm makes the show a true global phenomenon, enlisting the services of animators from all over the world.

Season 2 kicks off with "Sith," an episode created by Spanish studio El Guiri, focusing on the relationship between a former Sith apprentice and her master. From there, "Star Wars" fans can expect stories from critically acclaimed Irish animators Cartoon Saloon, Chilean animation studio Punkrobot, the legendary Aardman out of the United Kingdom, South Korea's Studio Mir, France's La Cachette, India's 88 Pictures, Japan's D'art Shtajio, South Africa's Triggerfish, and Lucasfilm themselves.

The diversity in "Visions" Season 2 is incredible, and Lucasfilm sets the right example by letting others tell their "Star Wars" stories. The franchise is at its best when filmmakers explore unique narratives, depicting their version of a galaxy far, far away, and letting their work draw audiences in rather than relying on the return of fan-favorite characters. While we can't wait to see Wedge Antilles in Aardman's episode, the direction Lucasfilm is taking the anthology series is definitely the right one.