'Star Wars Rebels' Producer Hints at Future Movie Tie-Ins

by Brandon Staley

It looks like the "Star Wars" universe is set on expanding -- again.

A recent interview with "Star Wars Rebels" producer Simon Kinberg included a hint that the television series might not be as narratively isolated as we once thought. In fact, there’s a chance that certain elements from the series might find their way into mainstream "Star Wars" films, or vice versa. The revelation comes courtesy of a report from Moviefone, where Kinberg elaborated on his experiences bridging the core movies with their animated counterparts:

"What's lovely is, obviously, we've brought in characters from 'Clone Wars' in the second season, and we keep sort of bringing characters from the original movies and sort of deepening the relationships between our core characters, the Ghost crew," said Kinberg. "So it's trying to balance the two different things, like the original cast from the first season with 'Clone Wars,' with characters from the original movies, and maybe even feeding into future movies."

Cinematic interconnectivity seems to be the future of "Star Wars." The upcoming "Star Wars: Rogue One" introduces movie audiences to Saw Gerrera, played by Forest Whitaker, who was first introduced via "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" back in 2012. Kinberg will be at the helm of an ever-expanding universe. He’s a member of the Lucasfilm Story Group, which was formed in 2013 to establish consistent, franchise-wide canon.

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