Benn wondering what’s going to replace Star Wars Rebels now that the four-season tale is over? We got our answer today…what’s different about Star Wars Resistance, and what’s similar?
As many fans anticipated, Disney and Lucasfilm are following up their series set in the original trilogy with a series set in the time period of the new films. Specifically the show takes place shortly before The Force Awakens, with Poe Dameron and BB-8 among the main cast. Captain Phasma has also been mentioned, and both characters will be voiced by their movie actors (Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie). But the main focus will be around Kazuda Xiono, a young pilot recruited by General Organa to spy on the First Order.
So besides a new trilogy to mine ideas from, what was the motive? ”The idea for Star Wars Resistance came out of my interest in World War II aircraft and fighter pilots,” says Filoni. “My grandfather was a pilot and my uncle flew and restored planes, so that’s been a big influence on me. There’s a long history of high-speed racing in Star Wars, and I think we’ve captured that sense of excitement in an anime-inspired style, which is something the entire team has been wanting to do for a long time.”
Star Wars Resistance will premiere on the Disney Channel this fall, with repeats appearing on Disney XD.
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