Star Wars: Visions Volume 2 Review: Nine Exciting Expansions of the Star Wars Universe | That Shelf


Star Wars, as a franchise, needs some expansion. This isn’t to say that there aren’t many entries in the franchise, rather that, with few exceptions, they tend to concern the same familiar locations and faces that we have grown accustomed to. Star Wars: Visions Volume 1 pushed some of those boundaries, and I am happy to report that Volume 2 takes it even further.

The series is once again comprised of nine short films, ranging from 11 to 18 minutes. Each film is produced by a different animation house from around the world, so whereas Volume 1 was entirely anime, Volume 2 has entries from Chile, India, South Korea, and others. This wider range of voices serves the series well, offering new perspectives on the themes and vibes that make up Star Wars. There are far more nuanced examinations of light versus dark in some of these shorts than there are in entire Star Wars movies!


This piece/episode was produced during the 2023 WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Without the labour of the writers and actors currently on strike, the films being discussed here wouldn’t exist.