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Star Wars Rebels is due in 2014

20 May 2013  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: LucasFilm

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Star Wars Rebels

Not sure you can wait until 2015 for your Star Wars fix? Help is at hand in the shape of a new TV show called Star Wars Rebels, which will explore the time period between Revenge Of The Sith and A New Hope. The animated show is due to premiere next year with a one-hour special on the Disney channel, followed by a regular slot on Disney XD.

So no, it's not the long-discussed live-action series, but this will still explore a new facet of the Star Wars universe. We're told that, "Star Wars Rebels takes place in a time where the Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking shape. "

Beyond that, no one is talking just yet. Still, the creative team behind the show is promising. As well as Clone Wars veteran Dave Filoni and animation stalwart Greg Weisman (Gargoyles, Young Justice), Simon Kinberg is one of the executive producers. It was revealed months ago that Kinberg, best known for his work on the likes of Sherlock Holmes and X-Men: First Class, was set to be involved in future Star Wars projects - and now it looks like this is the one, or at least one of them. Still, the implication in previous reports was that he'd be working on the live-action films, so the question is, was that not the case? Is he doing both a live-action film and this animated series? And if the latter answer is "yes", will this show tie-in to, or set up, his big-screen effort? Much remains to be seen.

"I couldn't be more excited to explore new corners of the Star Wars universe,” said Kathleen Kennedy, president of Lucasfilm. “I think Star Wars Rebels will capture the look, feel and fun that both kids and their parents love about Star Wars."

Lucasfilm Animation will be producing the show, and the first peek will be unveiled at Celebration Europe. Casting and other snippets going forwards will, as you'd expect, be unveiled on StarWars.com and on this show's Facebook page.


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not happy with disney
So they cancel our awesome Clone Wars and instead of giving us a live action Star Wars series they whimp out to give us ANOTHER animated series. Here come the Power Rangers another thing I love destroyed by Disney. They should give the fans what we want or just stop producing crap. More

Posted by drake24 at 21:31 on 24 July 2013 | Report This Post

Here's hoping
I am hoping its darker than the clone wars series, but I did enjoy both the animated movie and the tv series, so I am sure I will enjoy this as long as it doesn't end up looking like Batman: The Brave and The Bold, cheesy lazy cartoon for young kids only. They need this to be as exciting as the next movie or it will all fall flat on its face... More

Posted by Sparkykelly69 at 13:03 on 21 May 2013 | Report This Post

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A cartoon!! get the fuck out of here and die!! More

Posted by Dannybohy at 10:51 on 21 May 2013 | Report This Post

Ugh. Fuck off Star Wars. More

Posted by Madhava at 20:56 on 20 May 2013 | Report This Post

sounds cool to me
id've liked a live action show but before the JJSWEp7 arrives this sounds promising. then again, i don't have the Disney channel so that sort of scuppers my plans somewhat. More

Posted by leroythemasochist at 19:54 on 20 May 2013 | Report This Post

RE: New Star Wars TV Series Announced
After a wobbly tonal start, Clone Wars really found its feet toward the end. That, coupled with Filoni helming and the repeated references to Ralph McQuarrie leads me to feel very hopeful for this. More

Posted by Histeria at 17:47 on 20 May 2013 | Report This Post

let down
I got excited that it was going to be a real life action T.V show, and then I read it was a cartoon, how disappointing, cartoons are not made for fans they are made for children and to make money via merchandise. does this remind anyone else of Star Wars: The Clone Wars (film & T.V) which was slow and not that exciting More

Posted by Gazzabrook at 16:49 on 20 May 2013 | Report This Post

The use of the word 'rebels' in the title immediately fills me with some enthusiasm. Unlike many ofher fans, I've never had a great deal of interest in the bounty hunters / criminality characters often explored in the Expanded Universe material, so lets see how the Rebel Alliance actually formed please! More

Posted by BelfastBoy at 16:27 on 20 May 2013 | Report This Post

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