Disney Plan Animated Star Wars Series To Follow 'Star Wars Rebels' Pilot [Video]

The re-Disney-fication of Star Wars continues, with the corporation now planning on bringing an animated series to their flagship television channel. The show, set to be titled Star Wars Rebels, already has a one-hour animated pilot lined up, which expects to see the light of day on the Disney Channel in fall 2014.

The reason behind the long wait is that Disney are also lining up a full series to begin airing on Disney XD straight after, with the subsequent season following on from the pilot. According to Entertainment Weekly, Lucasfilm have begun production on a series that will fall between Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope, following both of the Skywalker twins in relatively equal measure.

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So far, EW have only gotten word that the film will feature Luke and Leia, with no confirmation on whether Darth Vader, Han Solo, Lando Calrissian, Boba Fett or any Empire/Rebel inner-workings etc. will be included in the plot. The project is being over-seen by executive producers Dave Filoni, (Star Wars: The Clone Wars series), Simon Kinberg (X-Men: First Class, Sherlock Holmes) and Greg Weisman(The Spectacular Spider-Man series).

In her press release for the announcement of the new series, Kathy Kennedy, George Lucas' heir to the Lucasfilm presidency said; “I couldn’t be more excited to explore new corners of the Star Wars universe. I think Star Wars Rebels will capture the look, feel, and fun that both kids and their parents love about Star Wars.”

Filoni has since spoken about the upcoming venture, with a video interview posted on the Star Wars YouTube account earlier Monday (May 20).


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