Rebels Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion (Premiere Movie)

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  1. dolphin Chosen One

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    The Walt Disney Company's annual shareholder letter
    It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year since we acquired the extraordinary Star Wars franchise, but we’re well on our way to expanding that epic saga to thrill fans and introduce its iconic characters to a new generation with fantastic new storylines. After months of public speculation and anticipation, we announced the official release date for the next feature film, Star Wars: Episode VII, will be December 18, 2015. So far we’ve kept the details to ourselves, but we’re thrilled with the story and committed to making an incredible movie, and we should be releasing more information as production moves forward in the coming year.

    As with Marvel, the rich universe of Star Wars has tremendous creative potential for the entire company. While the world eagerly awaits Episode VII to open in theaters, we’re introducing Star Wars Rebels to television audiences this summer with a movie and a series of shorts on Disney Channel, followed by a continuing series on Disney XD. Our success in building a robust pipeline of original Star Wars content for various platforms will be an integral part of our long-term strategy to leverage the franchise across a variety of our businesses, from theme parks to consumer products..



    Well, this is surprising. The movie will obviously introduce us to the characters and the worlds ala Star Wars: Clone Wars (2008). Perhaps we'll see a clue as to how Disney will replace the 20th Century Fox fanfare.
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  2. darthzac14 Jedi Grand Master

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    Is it actually a theatrical film like TCW or a TV movie?
  3. Apophis_ Jedi Grand Master

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    I don't expect them to change plans so much, it's probably a misunderstanding. We will get "one-hour tv special" that could be called "the movie" like they annaunced here, and a series on short this summer as teasers, but nothing more.
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  4. Trebor Sabreon Chosen One

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    I agree. The impression I get is that the one-hour pilot that is to be televised on Disney Channel - the one we've known about forever now - is the same thing as this "movie."

    Still, I cannot wait to see it (and before that, the shorts that will provide us with some background for the new characters).
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  5. mes520 Jedi Grand Master

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    So it's a one hour, not a two hour?
  6. Legolas Skywalker Force Ghost

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    Who didn't see this coming?
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  7. Dark Lord Tarkas Force Ghost

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    Calling it a movie is really a stretch. One hour with commercial breaks is really 40 minutes. Two episodes. TCW film is four episodes long.
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  8. Nexumaster Force Ghost

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    An one-hour special shouldn't really be considered a movie.
  9. DanielUK Force Ghost

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    ....I have a bad feeling about this.
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  10. newdawn12 Force Ghost

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    You notice how he said, he was looking forward to expanding the Saga, as if the EU never happened.
  11. smudger9 Force Ghost

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    Well, for their target audience, it didn't!

    Regarding the movie, there is no way this is a 1-hour special, otherwise they wouldn't refer to it as a movie.

    Biggest thing for me is that the 'movie' airs in the summer, so we should be getting clips and a trailer a lot earlier than SDCC. Can't wait,


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  12. Vialco Force Ghost

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    Well, this is exactly how TCW started...we've come in full circle.
  13. Darth Valkyrus Force Ghost

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    That sounds bad.

    So far we've seen that people at the LFL-on-down level, including people like Filoni and Weisman, are big EU fans. And if they get free reign, we might see the canon status of much EU stuff affirmed, either by appearing in shows like Rebels, or by appearing in later publications and guides after the Story Group have had time to go through everything, thus signifying it has their blessing. If they get free reign. Which leads me to my next troubling observation:

    The statement in the OP sounds like it's coming from the Disney level. Note how the person speaks about "we acquired the extraordinary Star Wars franchise". That's not LFL talking, it's Disney. It's worrying. Makes me wonder if Disney execs are going to ride roughshod over the EU, and over anything that any of the LFL people might want to do with it. They've already unilaterally cancelled things that LFL was going ahead with under GL, such as 1313. I'd hoped that Disney would let the LFL team write the story of SW as much as possible and not engage in heavy executive meddling, but this sounds ominous. Disney could indeed turn out to be the monster we all feared.
  14. Fives_Says_No_To_Sixes Jedi Grand Master

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    They are who we THOUGHT they were! ...and we let 'em off the hook!!!


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  15. Team Padme Force Ghost

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    Whatever it is...I'm super looking forward to this series! :D
  16. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    I sort of expected a one-hour special for the pilot and I'm glad it's not going to theaters. TCW movie bombed there.
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  17. anotherdemon Jedi Master

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    Movie pilot, same as TCW. Could be an hour to two; probably 90 minutes.

    Disney wouldn't be dumb to mess with LFL; they might give opinions, but I doubt they'll override anything that the people who've made Star Wars for so long will do (even newcomers like Filoni -- he's done a good job with it). Say what you will with the "cool opinions", but they make overall decent and popular stuff, which brings in the money. A company is all about money.
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  18. Darth_Hydra Force Ghost

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    The best part of this is not having to deal with outrageous concession prices or having it ruined by obnoxious audience members. Plus, people can make up their minds whether or not to follow the series after watching the movie/pilot.
  19. vong333 Force Ghost

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    The EU is changing just like the property changed from GL to Disney. New minds, new owners, new ideas, the past is going to be chucked
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  20. vong333 Force Ghost

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    Many of of you are going to say, common vong you don't know this. True, I don't but did anyone listen to the podcast of jedi journals: Feb 2014? Randy and the people at dark Horse already knew that they had lost the license, they just couldn't talk about it. I mentioned this way back when and people took me for granted. They know were they are going, they just haven't told everyone yet. They are going to do this in stages, just like the closing of lucas arts, the cancelling of the clone wars, the BC content, Rebels, Spin off announcement, the new video games, and of course Marvel. Some of you guys don't want to get it, the old ways are done.
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  21. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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  22. CT-867-5309 Chosen One

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    I don't think anyone will ever say this, because no one says "common" when they mean "come on" or "c'mon".

    That must be difficult, not being appreciated for your amazing service to this forum.

    We'll all pitch in and get you something for mother's day this year, I promise.

    The world has just changed so radically, and we're all running to catch up. I don't want to jump to any conclusions, but look...Star Wars and fans, brought together by 37 years of continuity have just been suddenly ripped apart. How can we possibly have the slightest idea what to expect?
  23. Praenomen Cognomen Force Ghost

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    Though I do think you're right about what will happen to the EU, I don't see it in this statement. It's just a preamble written by a PR department, and means nothing. "Expanding the saga" has no hidden message, because the people writing this don't even know what "Expanded Universe" means. They're just a big steamroller, not a band of assassins. The EU isn't in danger at the hands of executives, because executives simply don't write. Yes, they might have notes that result in minor details creating conflicts, but these would amount to retcons at the worst. No, the people you should be worried about are any future creative staff working on Star Wars stuff. Showrunners hold the power; look at Community with Dan Harmon, then without him... then with him again. There have been network notes the whole time, but they never really change anything.
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  24. Vthuil Force Ghost

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    If it resembles the TCW movie, I really hope they don't.
  25. cdgodin Force Ghost

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    Wait, I was under the impression that the one-hour pilot would be followed by the series a couple weeks later. Is that wrong?
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