Forget Star Wars Episode 7! A new continuation of the classic sci-fi saga will be hitting screens before Jj Abrams new movie in the form ofStar Wars Rebels, an animated series for the Disney Channel. The series comes as Lucasfilm Animation winds down the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which premiered in 2008.

According to The Wrap, X-Men: First Class' Simon Kinberg will executive-produce and write the first episode of Revels, which will premiere in the fall of 2014. Set two decades between Star Wars Episode 3 and 4, the animated series finds the Empire hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a small band of revels united against it. Lucasfilm are on-board to produce the show, with fans attending Star Wars Celebration Europe will get the first exclusive look. "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."

Making up the crew will be executive producer Dave Filoni, who fan-boys will recognise as the director of The Clone Wars. Greg Weisman, of The Spectacular Spider-Man, is also executive producing. 

JJ Abrams' Star Wars Episode 7 movie is reportedly set to star original cast-members Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher

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JJ Abrams [L] Has Reportedly Enlisted The Services of Harrison Ford [R] For Star Wars Episode 7