“I honestly didn’t think we would ever have the opportunity to return to The Clone Wars,” says Filoni in a statement. “Thanks to the relentless fan support and the team behind Disney’s direct-to-consumer streaming service, we will now get to tell more of those stories. We feel a tremendous responsibility to make something that lives up to the legacy that George Lucas created with the original series and I think our team, many of whom worked on the show from the beginning, has risen to the challenge.”
The next Star Wars cartoon is officially announced, and it’s Resistance, set sometime before The Force Awakens. The “anime-inspired” series will star a character named Kazuda Xiono.
Xiono is “a young pilot recruited by the Resistance and tasked with a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order.” The series will also feature BB-8 and appearances by Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma, with Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie reprising their roles.
Star Wars Rebels takes the series out with ‘A Fool’s Hope’ and ‘Family Reunion – And Farewell’. In the final Recon, Andi Gutierrez talks to Dave Filoni, Caroline Robinson Kermel, Keith Kellogg, Tiya Sicar, Taylor Gary, Steve Blum, Carrie Beck and Joel Aron. Pablo Hidalgo answers a question about portals.
Rebels is back, and Recon with it. Andi Gutierrez talks to Dave Filoni, Kilian Plunkett, Carrie Beck, Caroline Robinson Kermel, Steve Blum, Vanessa Marshall, Taylor Gray, Joel Aron, Keith Kellogg, and Pablo Hidalgo about ‘Jedi Night’ and ‘Dume’. Plus, Pablo answers a question about X-wings.
Star Wars Rebels will return on Monday, February 19 at 9:00 p.m. on Disney XD. The second part of the show’s fourth and final season will air in hour blocks, cumulating in a 90-minute conclusion on Monday, March 5 at 8:30 p.m.