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Dec 20, 2013

STAR WARS: REBELS: Simon Kinberg, Rebels, and Franchise TV News

Star Wars Rebels

Simon Kinberg talks about being a part of Star Wars. J.J. Abrams may not be the only talent juggling major fan favorite franchises (namely, cinema’s twin sci-fi tent-poles, Star Wars and Star Trek). Simon Kinberg has been dividing his time between developing Fox’s Marvel properties, writing for Abrams’ Star Wars sequels, and developing the upcoming Star Wars: Rebels series for Disney XD. In a behind the scenes video spot, posted at the bottom of this article, Kinberg spoke about Rebels‘ development, and being a part of the larger Star Wars universe.

With Disney’s $4.06 billion acquisition of Lucasfilm, last year, it was announced that the Cartoon Network series Star Wars: The Clone Wars would be discontinued. Series supervising Director David Filoni has since reassured fans, via Facebook, that the series will be resolved.

On the fate of Stars Wars: The Clone Wars:

Star Wars fans – I have some exciting news! We have wrapped production on all of the remaining Star Wars: The Clone Wars episodes, and while that might be sad news in one way, it’s good news in another. It means you will finally get to see them. When, exactly, is a detail I cannot yet share. I can confirm that in early 2014 you will be watching the final episodes of The Clone Wars, including one of Master Yoda’s most challenging missions. So, get ready. We’ve got Clone Wars and Rebels coming at you in 2014. Animated Star Wars is alive and well. Trust in the Force my friends.
– Dave

Star Wars: Rebels is scheduled to debut on Disney XD next fall.

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Sources: ComicBookResources, Facebook