Disney+ Hotstar recently debuted the trailer and announced the cast for Star Wars: Visions, and Malaysia’s favourite heartthrob is on the list!
Henry Golding will be voice acting in the upcoming anthology series from Lucasfilm that tells new Star Wars stories through the singular style and tradition of Japanese anime.
Henry’s been keeping busy despite the pandemic as you may already know – he plays the titular character in upcoming GI Joe-spinoff Snake Eyes.
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For the episode of Star Wars: Visions, Henry plays a character called Tsubaki. We’re still waiting for a synopsis but the episode’s title is Akakiri and it also stars (oh myyy!) George Takei.
The new trailer for Star Wars: Visions provides a glimpse of the captivating tone and stunning visuals from each of the animated shorts.
“Lucasfilm is partnering with seven of the most talented anime studios in Japan to bring their signature style and unique vision of the Star Wars galaxy to this inspired new series,” says James Waugh, executive producer and Lucasfilm Vice President, Franchise Content & Strategy.
“Their stories showcases the full spectrum of bold storytelling found across Japanese animation; each told with a freshness and voice that expands the understanding of what a Star Wars story can be.”
It celebrates a galaxy that has been such an inspiration to so many visionary storytellers, not to mention the insane fanbase the franchise has harnessed since its birth in the 70s.
The series will also be featuring huge Hollywood names that are sure to turn some heads. A-List actors like softboy Joseph Gordon-Levitt, the humouring Neil Patrick Harris, blockbuster veteran Lucy Liu, and action-man Simu Liu, just to name a few.
AWESOME TRAILER ALERT: So honored to have a small part in reimagining the galaxy with #StarWarsVisions, an original series featuring stories from seven visionary Japanese anime studios, streaming September 22 on @disneyplus pic.twitter.com/p9rx5BgHzK
— Neil Patrick Harris (@ActuallyNPH) August 17, 2021
I got to play the protagonist in the English-language-version of one of these beautiful short films. Definitely one of the cooler things I’ve gotten to do. So much fun. #StarWarsVisions @disneyplus https://t.co/4XDJqgfDjX
— Joseph Gordon-Levitt (@hitRECordJoe) August 18, 2021
Catch the first episode, premiering on Disney+ Hotstar, on September 22.