As Star Wars Rebels creator Dave Filoni prepares to end the series, he has started teasing the mystery Star Wars project he’s involved in. According to Filoni, information about his next project will be coming “soon.”
“I spend a decent amount of time when the films are happening to go and talk with Rian Johnson or watch JJ [Abrams] work. We all like to be aware of the stories that everybody’s doing so you get a sense that it’s one big galaxy,” he told Animation Magazine. “George [Lucas] always treated our animation on Clone Wars the same way he treated film; it’s all part of his story. At times, there’s a tendency to treat animation as an ‘other’ or as something for kids, and that’s not been my experience at Lucasfilm. We are telling stories and we happen to use the medium of animation to tell them.”
With Disney’s streaming service set to launch in 2019, Filoni also teased that the Lucasfilm content machine wasn’t going to be slowing down anytime soon. “We have a lot of different ways to convey stories and we choose the best mediums and we are showing no sign of slowing, so the end of one thing always means the beginning of another, and soon people will learn what that other is,” he added.
At the time of writing, it is unclear if the new show will be animated or live-action. However, Filoni did make it clear that his new project will tell the right story in the right medium.
Airing next Monday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD, Star Wars Rebels will air the series finale. It stars Freddie Prinze Jr. as Kanan, Vanessa Marshall as Hera, Steve Blum as Zeb, Tiya Sircar as Sabine, Taylor Gray as Ezra, Dee Bradley Baker as Captain Rex, David Oyelowo as Kallus, Mary Elizabeth McGlynn as Governor Pryce, Lars Mikkelsen as Grand Admiral Thrawn and Warwick Davis as Rukh.
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