Rebels New animated series CONFIRMED Fall 2014: Star Wars Rebels!

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  1. rezpen Force Ghost

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  2. Darth Valkyrus Force Ghost

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    I hope we get Wedge, Rendar, Katarn, and maybe a young Thrawn as an Imperial commander in there somewhere.
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  3. Darth Claire Chosen One

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    Oh goody gooody gooody :D
  4. rezpen Force Ghost

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    Holy crap Wedge would be amazing and PORKINS!
  5. Obi-Wan21 Force Ghost

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    You know, I honestly expected Disney to capitalize on the era after ROTJ just for the sake of surrounding VII with a great focus. But this, this is my dream era. I couldn't be more happier.
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  6. LunarMoth Force Ghost

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    I cant for the life of me understand why the timeframe of this series is between Ep III and IV........
  7. Asharak Force Ghost

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    Since apparently all the main TCW creators continue on with this show(Fillioni, Aeron and Plunkett), hopefully it will build on the story threads begun in the previous series. Great news anyway.
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  8. Mange Force Ghost

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    And Simon Kinsberg is involved as well!
  9. Game3525 Force Ghost

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    Because it is a 20 year gap that gives you a whole lot of freedom.

    I am so happy they actually picked that era then going with the obvious(post-ROTJ).....which IMO sucks.
  10. 07jonesj Force Ghost

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    A Dark Times show?

    HOLY CRAP!

    Please be good. Please don't look terrible after The Clone Wars set the bar so high. Oh, and be sure to have your own identity, and not just be TCW 2.0.
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  11. The Hellhammer Grand Judicator of the New Film Territories

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    Very pleased with the timeframe they chose, it's a big blank for the most part, gives em a lot of freedom while at the same time the opportunity to see many iconic characters/vehicles/troops etc.
    Great stuff, looking forward to it.
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  12. swcolts1277 Jedi Master

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    Cannot wait for this! As others have said, hopefully, it continues things from TCW. Also interesting how it's going to be in the style of Ralph McQuarrie concept art. Now TCW kind of did this, but also its own thing, so it well be cool to see McQuarrie paintings come to life.
  13. Darth Valkyrus Force Ghost

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    Vader and Tarkin development.

    Speaking of Tarkin: Natasi Daala.

    Imperial inquisitors and dark-side adepts.

    The possibilities...
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  14. hlc88 Force Ghost

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    Would have preferred TCW to continue!!!!! I really have no interest in this era though I will check it out... I suspect Filoni will cram Ahsoka into it somehow!!!
  15. 07jonesj Force Ghost

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    I wonder if Filoni has given us confirmation this series will indeed continue to be three-dimensional CG in the video?

    Quote: "We said what if this was CG? What if these paintings just popped off and suddenly we give them dimension and the same type of camera work that you see in the original films. That would be a very inspiring animated series."
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  16. Darth Valkyrus Force Ghost

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    Wow... how can you have no interest? This is the Empire at the height of its power... this is pure classic era.

    That's almost inevitable at some point. If there were any doubt about his extreme attachment to that particular character, check out the art all over the walls of his office:



    There's even a statuette on the shelf behind him.

    An appearance or two, or three, is near guaranteed, but I hope he has the sense to realize that her story has been told, and her time as anything like a main character is over. If she keeps popping up everywhere it will be preposterous.
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  17. LunarMoth Force Ghost

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    Don't get me wrong, Im happy to see this timeframe, but as far as freedom goes, I don't see more here. Much like TCW, you have to keep in line with what we already know happens in the films that follow. Is there some freedom in between? Sure.

    A series set between III and IV will have to begin with what we know, and end with what we know. Again, sure there's stuff between we will get a kick out of........

    Although as obvious a choice it may have been, Post ROTJ is the only place without boundries and established outcomes to work around, for us, the audience. So as far as the freedom to explore goes, this would be the best area. (Of course this only applies if you don't count EU, which I do not.)

    Either way, Im sure in the long run both of these timeframes will be covered in some way, be it a series, spin-off, or what-have-you.

    Its all good!
  18. TaradosGon Manager Emeritus

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    Wondering what exactly this show is going to entail. The Rebels don't have their first victory over the Empire until shortly before ANH. Unless they are going to retcon the opening scroll of ANH, don't know how they're going to pull off a show of the Rebels losing again and again and again. Unless the show doesn't involve large scale battles and is more about the heroes on the run.
  19. Figrin D'aniel Jedi Knight

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    While this does have the opportunity to be super awesome it makes me kinda sad to think that we are getting this instead of the "gritty and dark" underword live-action series that had been planned for so long.
  20. Chewgumma Chosen One

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    The fact that one of the lead CG artists from TCW is confirmed to be on board heavily suggests so. Though it may be like Tron Uprising. Part traditional animation, part CGI.
  21. 07jonesj Force Ghost

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    IMO the best thing about this is that it dispels the notion that Disney were going to abandon all other eras and focus entirely on the "Sequel era". As a reader of the EU (mainly the novels), I love jumping around the different eras and am glad this is going to continue.
  22. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    Cool. Couldn't have picked a better time frame. I'm 100% certain this is what the live-action show Underworld would have been, though slightly more kid-friendly.

    I have no doubt a lot of the regular voice actors will return. Definitely Tom Kane and JAT, and probably Tim Curry as Palpatine as well.
  23. Zer0 Jedi Grand Master

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    Pretty good era to pick, hopefully this goes well, this could be pretty sweet. Now they can focus on the little characters with not a bunch of Jedi running around.
  24. Yodaminch Chosen One

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    The time period makes the most amount of sense really. Any character not given a proper closing arc in Clone Wars can simply continue in Rebels. I expect Ahsoka, Rex, Cad Bane, Aurra Sing, Boba Fett will all make appearances. Heck, Ventress is still fair game as is Talzin and I suppose Maul.

    Tarkin and Bail Organa could likely have a larger role. I suppose at some point we might see Yoda and Obi-Wan making an appearance (because you just KNOW someone is going to Tatooine and they'll find some way to cram Dagobah in there). And depending on how late the time period is, they can age up Ahsoka and have her interacting with a young Leia or something. They could find a way to throw in a Starkiller clone too I suppose.

    Not really what I want of course. I'd rather see Mon Mothma, Bail and Garm Bel Iblis forming the alliance. I'd like to see Jan Dodonna, Crix Madine, Ackbar and the rest with some underdeveloped rebels as the main cast. Wedge would be awesome, but given his age, he may not immediately make it into the show if the time period is too close to Episode 3. Chewie might. But that'll probably change his backstory a bit.

    It's possible they could choose someone like Captain Antilles to follow around. Gives us R2-D2 and C-3PO.

    No matter what though, please, please PLEASE RECAST PALPATINE! I love Tim Curry, I do. But his voice just isn't right for this one. Just throw some money at Ian McDiarmid, let him call it in like Anthony Daniels does and be done with it.
  25. TaradosGon Manager Emeritus

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    Want --- Tarkin, construction of Death Star, Separatist remnant possibly being folded into early forces of Rebels, Vader, introduction of non-clone Storm Troopers, Imperial PR cover ups, showing Palpatine and/or Mas Amedda addressing the senate and how they maintain support during this time, the victory alluded to in the opening scroll of ANH, more core world planets.

    Do Not Want --- Dagobah, Tatooine, Obi-Wan, Yoda, Chewie, Ahsoka, Rebels defeating the Empire in open warfare repeatedly.
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