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So there's been a rumour circulating for a while that Rebels may end after three or four seasons - meaning the end may be very near - and that the focus at Lucasfilm Animation will shift to a new show that takes place between RotJ and TFA. Even if this rumour turns out to be false, I think it's a safe bet we will see a post-RotJ animated show sometime in the future.

My feelings are a bit mixed on this. I've really enjoyed Rebels once it overcame it's rocky start and has become the silver lining to the dark cloud (for me at least) that has been the Disney acquisition so far. It seems like it just got started and now we're talking about it coming to an end.

On the other hand, the timeline between RotJ and TFA does intrigue me and I would like to learn more about it. I would also rather have Rebels have a pre-planned ending than suffer the fate of The Clone Wars - or a TV show that doesn't know when enough is enough.

Then there's the question of when it should be set and who it should focus on. There's a 30 year time gap between RotJ and TFA. That's the largest time between movies we've ever had. Should it be closer to RotJ and show the mopping up of the remaining forces of the Empire and the re-establishment of the Republic. Or should it take place closer to TFA and show Kylo's turn to the dark side, the rise and fall of Luke's Jedi academy, and the rise of the First Order? Or, heck, should it attempt to cover the entire 30 years with several time jumps?

As for who it should focus on, even though I enjoyed the shift away from main characters in Rebels, I think I would like to shift the focus back to Luke, Han, and Leia (and possibly Kylo) in the new show. There's a lot of unanswered questions about them and I think I would rather have that explored than be introduced to a bunch of new characters. And depending on who survives Rebels, we could see some of the crew of the Ghost back in the new show. I also think there's a strong likelihood that we'll get Thrawn back for the new show (assuming he survives.... Sad ).

Any thoughts?
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well, they already had a post ROTJ animated show...

I assume any new show would be new characters. It makes the most sense to set it during TFA. They could do a Rogue Squadron show, but for that timeline.

I really would not want to see a show in between VI and VII with the Disney timeline. They've kind of ruined that and it would be boring.
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Dog-Poop_Walker wrote:
well, they already had a post ROTJ animated show...

Wait. What?

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I really would not want to see a show in between VI and VII with the Disney timeline. They've kind of ruined that and it would be boring.

It would be kind of depressing, knowing the new Republic and Jedi were both going to be destroyed. Razz

I can't agree that it would be boring though. I have a lot of unanswered questions from TFA.
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Dog-Poop_Walker wrote:
They've kind of ruined that and it would be boring.


I dunno, they've put out some iffy novels but it's a wide universe, there's plenty of room to make something interesting.
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Dog-Poop_Walker wrote:
well, they already had a post ROTJ animated show...

Wait. What?



Caedus_16 wrote:
there's plenty of room to make something interesting.


Yeah? but I mean that it wouldn't really be referential to anything, so it would just be new material, characters or story lines, and so it doesn't really matter what time period it was set for. There isn't really anything to gain by setting it during that period...unless they just want to dump a bunch of stuff that won't actually effect anything canon while still calling it canon... So keep doing what they've been doing with Clone Wars and Rebels.
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I mean, yeah. That's basically it.
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Dog-Poop_Walker wrote:
Reepicheep wrote:
Dog-Poop_Walker wrote:
well, they already had a post ROTJ animated show...

Wait. What?




Ah. Razz

Caedus_16 wrote:
Yeah? but I mean that it wouldn't really be referential to anything, so it would just be new material, characters or story lines, and so it doesn't really matter what time period it was set for. There isn't really anything to gain by setting it during that period...unless they just want to dump a bunch of stuff that won't actually effect anything canon while still calling it canon... So keep doing what they've been doing with Clone Wars and Rebels.


They could fill out the backstory hinted at by TFA though. I would call that affecting canon.
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My vote would be "The Adventures of Luke Skywalker." If the books aren't going to touch him, then let's get an animated series with Mark voicing himself.
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Darth Skuldren wrote:
My vote would be "The Adventures of Luke Skywalker." If the books aren't going to touch him, then let's get an animated series with Mark voicing himself.

I would love that. I think Mark Hamill would be up for it too since he's been such a good sport with his Star Wars fame and most of his work these days is voice acting.
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I coulda sworn Ewoks was set pre-RotJ, though?


But this idea has been floating around for a while, and I'm all for it. Especially since TFA seems like the poorer story than the backstory it hinted at, getting it explored in something with a prayer of remaining canon would be nice. Preferably closer to TFA if so, so the actors can make voice cameos that sound age-appropriate.

Showing superLuke as a Force-powered deus ex machina would certainly be easier and cheaper in animation than live-action, and that is a part of him we never got to see, and which as befits his role in the Sequels will probably be toned down there. It'd be a shame to never get to see any of the Skywalkers kicking butt in their prime.
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DarthMRN wrote:
But this idea has been floating around for a while, and I'm all for it. Especially since TFA seems like the poorer story than the backstory it hinted at, getting it explored in something with a prayer of remaining canon would be nice. Preferably closer to TFA if so, so the actors can make voice cameos that sound age-appropriate.

If it's a choice between having the show focus on the Big 3 with re-cast voices and having the original actors back for the occasional cameo, I'd go with re-casting. I hate the thought of re-casting the Big 3 in live-action, but I'm fine with it in animation.
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Having survived Matt Lanter, I guess there is nothing I can say to that.
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Ever see Highlander: The Animated Series? For some reason my mind went there at the thought of cartoon Luke Skywalker adventures.
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DarthMRN wrote:
Having survived Matt Lanter, I guess there is nothing I can say to that.


Matt Lanter was a great Anakin. Better than Hayden Christensen. While Ewan McGregor was better than James Arnold Taylor imo, he was still good. I could accept him as Obi-Wan.
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Can't believe I missed this thread!

I think we'll see Rebels come to an end after their 4th season. I think we'll see the Battle of Scarif about the mid-season and the second half deal with what happens to the Ghost crew following that battle.

I'm betting that we'll get an announcement at this year's Celebration about a new post-RotJ series. It'd be awesome if that were to start this fall, but I think it'll be 2018 release...after "The Last Jedi" hits screens on 15 December 2017!

Since I think TLJ will reveal a lot of backstory, I think it'll open up those 30 years for stories. Personally, I'd love for it to pick up right at the end of RotJ and focus on Luke. Of course, show Leia and Han getting married and starting their family while dealing with the continuing battle with the Imperial Remnant. On the other side, they can show how the Empire is dealing with their loss at Endor, the factions, and hint to what is going on with Jakku (Rax). Up until the Battle of Jakku there is still some fighting going on. After that, there's a relative time of peace for the galaxy. That's not to say that there aren't "smaller" problems and fighting still going on. There are plenty of stories yet to tell that aren't covered in the books (Aftermath) or comics (Shattered Empire) set in that time period.

I don't think it would be too difficult to find some good voice actors for it either.

I doubt this would happen, but I'd love it if they did not just one, but two new shows. The second could be set closer to the ST. I'm just not sure how that will work since, pre-TFA, there's not much they can do with Rey. I think they'll pretty much reveal most of her backstory in TLJ, so no need to do so in a tv show. So, really, I don't think we'll get a ST era show until after Episode IX.


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