[VIDEO] New Character And Details Revealed For Star Wars Rebels Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.27.2014
In an interview with Movie Pilot (via Superhero Hype), Star Wars Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni spoke about a new character for the show. He also talked about how the show will be different from The Clone Wars.
He said: "We will see many things that are famous to Star Wars, but have not appeared on screen in a while. Star Destroyers, TIE Fighters, and Stormtroopers – basically the Empire is back and that is a big change, since, for many years, we have only seen the Republic in action. The tone of the series is also different. The Clone Wars got very dark as we headed towards the end of the war and the downfall of the Jedi. Star Wars Rebels brings back the banter and faster pace that the original films were famous for. Rebels takes place in the Outer Rim. The audience typically thinks of Tatooine as the place where Luke Skywalker grew up, when the Outer Rim is mentioned. We are on a more civilized planet, and one that profited from the Empire's existence in the beginning. Most of the stories take place on the planet Lothal, which is a grass planet with large monolithic stones on the surface. The look comes from some Ralph McQuarrie concept paintings that were done for the original Star Wars films. We tried to make Lothal look and feel like a planet that would have been in the original film trilogy. It's alien, but you feel like it's someplace that you could visit on Earth geographically. Hoth, Tatooine, and Endor are all like this, so we think it fits in well."
The new character is a droid named Chopper. You can see photos and the rest of the interview below. He joins the previously announced new character of "The Inquisitor".
The series will be set between Episode III and Episode IV. It will be produced by Lucasfilm Animation and features many of the talent from The Clone Wars. It will premiere in fall 2014 as a one hour special on the Disney Channel, followed by a series on Disney XD.