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Star Wars "Rebellion" animated series
« on: April 06, 2013, 01:48:18 PM »
Now that all previous media related to Lucasfilm (Lucasarts, ILM, and Lucasfilm Animation) have had all their projects and assets cancelled, sold to third parties, delayed indefinitely, and/or otherwise "resolved", Disney has announced its intentions for the future of the franchise. Most of the material, if not all future media (at least for now), will be sequel trilogy focused.

One of these projects appears to be a cg animated post-Rebellion era series similar in layout to the Clone Wars, and will also feature iconic characters from the OT. It will see our heroes and their allies in the Rebellion as they hunt down the remnants of the Empire in events directly following the destruction of the second Deathstar, and may foreshadow the events in the sequels.

Okay, so no Papa Palpatine. No Vader. So are all the villains going to just be Imperial officers? Sure, Thrawn was cool, but if his back was against the wall he didn't possess the means to stand up to a fully-trained and armed Jedi Knight, though he would have most likely died trying. Next we have the delicate issue of just which characters will be in the series. Luke, Han, Leia, Chewbacca, Lando, Mon Mothma, Admiral Ackbar, and Wedge will likely make up the mainstay of the cast, but also to consider are other honorable mentions like Garm bel Iblis, Boba Fett, Rahm Kota, Starkiller, Maris Brood, Kyle Katarn (my pick ;)), Jan Orrs, and the RotJ ghost-Jedi trio. Less likely to appear (but possible) are Ahsoka, Ventress, Maul, clone-Palps, and any surviving recurring clone character from CW.
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Re: Star Wars "Rebellion" animated series
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2013, 02:40:26 PM »
It'll be interesting to see if they decide to wipe out the whole EU or integrate that stuff into the series.

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Re: Star Wars "Rebellion" animated series
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2013, 02:47:26 PM »
My guess is no EU if only because Disney might have to share some revenue with it's creators. I don't think Disney like to share ;) .

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Re: Star Wars "Rebellion" animated series
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2013, 03:02:41 PM »
My guess is no EU if only because Disney might have to share some revenue with it's creators. I don't think Disney like to share ;) .

Nope.

When they wrote under the Star Wars license, the rights to those characters/stories belongs to Lucasarts, not the creators. So no, they don't have to get paid.

The best we can hope for, is that the major characters stay, but get new story (ie Jaina, Jacen, Anakin (less likely), Mara and Ben). Everything else is highly unlikely I think.

Anyway, on topic, whats the source? I saw Dave Filoni talking yesterday about developing a "new" show for lucasarts animation now that clone wars is done, but no confirmation on what it was.

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Re: Star Wars "Rebellion" animated series
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2013, 03:08:17 PM »
I did mention Thrawn but only to express why Imp officers would make poor dramatic villains (PT political villains ne1?--no thx), but some may notice I didn't mention Mara. Its because I'm already prepared to see Disney butcher the EU. Lucas would've done the same, but at least now Disney will put some more creative talent to the franchise (hopefully).

Edit: source is Comic Book News
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Re: Star Wars "Rebellion" animated series
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2013, 09:37:36 AM »
new details are emerging about the upcoming/planned SW animated series:

the title is SW:Reclamation.   

the first few pages were posted online by a disgruntled LFL employee.

read them here:

http://www.theforce.net/latestnews/story/Star_Wars_Reclamation_An_Animated_Series_151068.asp



it seems to merge the "SW:1313" storyline into the rebellion-era (?) -- my guess, the prequel-era "1313" video game will be re-purposed to fit the new storyline, and will still be released -- but in the ST-era instead.
(suddenly..  I can see why they cancelled the game -- for a complete overhaul into the ST-era -- "1313" will support the new animated series).
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Re: Star Wars "Rebellion" animated series
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2013, 12:31:10 PM »
Hmm ... an interesting article.  Thanks for posting the link Wedge.

I don't know ... color me skeptical, but i have a hard time believing these draft pages are genuine Lucasfilm material.  References to 1313, a character named 'Calrissian', the main jedi character turned away from training because he's "too old," (really? the New Republic isn't hurting for more Jedi?) yet his master "taking it upon himself" to train him, plus the usual 'mysterious Mandalorian' character all just seem to point to a fan-made draft that uses too many familiar themes to hide a lack of creativity. 

Additionally, Leia's story centers on hiding the cover-up of her relation to Vader (presumably because of the political fallout) as well as "her attempts to ward off other scandalous indiscretions from her past..."?  Sounds way too serious/dark/political for a Star Wars animated show.  Especially considering Leia is one of our heroes and is more concerned with the well-being of the galaxy than her Organa-Solo 20 ABY (or whatever) ticket.  I'm not saying this angle couldn't or shouldn't be done, but it smacks too much of trying to capitalize on themes/shows popular in our culture today and it immediately made my trained writer-senses tingle.

The mysterious Mandalorian character named Manco (rhymes with Jango?) sounds like a character i came up with in middle school, complete with "a bionic arm that morphs from blade to blaster and back again."  Seems way too over-the-top.  He is a deadly force to contend with ... but let's not forget that he's also difficult to read!

I wouldn't mind being completely wrong about all of this.  To play devil's advocate, it is a concept draft after all, so plenty of things are subject to change.  And I'd love for a good quality animated Star Wars show to be on the air!  I just hope this overview isn't an indication of how the show will be written...

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Re: Star Wars "Rebellion" animated series
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2013, 12:52:03 PM »
I'm not buying that either... The lone Robin Hood character dressed in black with a Lightsaber gee I wonder who that is?... :o
   
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Re: Star Wars "Rebellion" animated series
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2013, 02:59:09 PM »
Oh yeah, i had forgotten about that part lol!  Clad all in black ... armed with nothing but a lightsaber and an astromech droid...  The mystery is killing me!!  :-X

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Re: Star Wars "Rebellion" animated series
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2013, 11:09:33 AM »
I just saw the announcement, I'm actually hopefully optimistic about this.  Maybe a Vader hunting down whats left of the Jedi Order, that has the potential to be really good.

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Re: Star Wars "Rebellion" animated series
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2013, 12:06:20 PM »
I'm glad to see that the early days of the Rebellion will get some much deserved on-screen coverage. And it will help the transition out of the PT era back towards the OT and then ST eras.

The early Rebellion era lacking many Jedi will likely mean few to no new lightsaber designs for us here to replica, and Rebels may refocus the drama towards ships and piloting and space battles perhaps...but that might be okay too eh?
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Re: Star Wars "Rebellion" animated series
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2013, 01:13:31 PM »
I'll flip the coin, and I'm not trying to start a arguement, but we don't really know how many Jedi, or ex-Jedi, survived Order 66, so there might be some new designs, more than any of us think.  This time frame has not really been fleshed out.  Perfect example, Ahsoka, she walked away from the order so she may have survived the purge.  Maybe she tries to 'rally the troops', think of the story arc there for a second because she probably has no idea that Vader is Anakin.  Ventress is still out there.  So is, I would assume unless they executed her, Bariss who was arrested at the end of the Clone Wars series.  Who really knows how many Jedi/ex-Jedi did the same.  Maybe they will flesh out Yoda's and Obi's self imposed exile/hiding.  I believe that there had to have been more Jedi that survived.

Mara Jade is another example that comes to mind, the Emperor's Hand.  How many other force sensitive, lightsaber weilding, wrecking balls are out there.  Did Vader actually teach a apprentice?  How many times did the Emperor try to replace Vader with a younger version just like he did Dooku?  Did Vader try to overthrow the Emperor?  The possibilities are endless on what could be out there.

Or, not better for us Saber collectors, how about a young Han Solo story being fleshed out.  Or more Boba Fett (not the whinny kid).  Or, dare I say it, they left the Maul story wide open after The Clone Wars series, will they play that out?  Could you imagine the hunter Maul would make?  One of the last lines Palpi said to Maul was that he had plans for him.......

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Re: Star Wars "Rebellion" animated series
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2013, 06:09:57 PM »
Well, it looks the the name for the animated series will be: STAR WARS REBELS

http://starwars.com/news/new-animated-series-star-wars-rebels-coming-fall-2014.html

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The action-filled series is set between the events of Episode III and IV -- an era spanning almost two decades never-before explored on-screen. Star Wars Rebels takes place in a time where the Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking shape. Details about the show are a closely guarded secret at this point.

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Re: Star Wars "Rebellion" animated series
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2013, 08:51:43 PM »
This is encouraging.  After the untimely death of Clone Wars I hope this Rebels is at least of the same caliber.