Today some new screenshots from Disney’s new animated series Star Wars Rebels have surfaced thanks to Entertainment Weekly. The images show off some great elements from the upcoming series which looks better and better with every new image of video we see. They also revealed that we will be seeing certain elements from Star Wars Episode VII in the animated series too.
Even though Rebels takes place years before the events of the first-released Star Wars film (Episode IV), and is an animated series rather than a feature film, Disney wants to make sure any creative elements introduced in Rebels align with the rest of the Star Wars canon. That way, even with multiple Star Wars projects in various stages of development at the same time, the brand’s world-building will continue in a cohesive and consistent manner.
Also, for fans of Episodes IV, V and VI, we can expect plenty of “set-ups and Easter eggs” to elements in those movies too. I have to say that I really like this, and I love the idea of Disney paying such attention to detail. Star Wars Rebels debuts on Friday, October 3rd on the Disney Channel, and then moves to its regular time and channel, Disney XD, on Monday, October 13th. (Source: EW)