During an interview with Moviefone, Star Wars Rebels executive producer Simon Kinberg has been discussing the animated show’s integration into the wider Star Wars universe, as well as teasing the possibility of further tie-ins to future movies.
“I’m very excited,” said Kinberg. “I think part of the fun of the way they’re building the universe is that it is interconnected between the different movies and even beyond the movies … It’s something that was true in comic books going back, the way that you’d have interconnections between characters and stories. Even sometimes from DC to Marvel. I like the way that those stories are told in the larger tapestry.”
“What’s lovely is, obviously, we’ve brought in characters from Clone Wars in the second season, and we keep sort of bringing characters from the original movies and sort of deepening the relationships between our core characters, the Ghost crew,” he continues. “So it’s trying to balance the two different things, like the original cast from the first season with Clone Wars, with characters from the original movies, and maybe even feeding into future movies.”
In addition to characters such as Ahsoka Tano and Captain Rex from The Clone Wars, we have seen numerous movie characters appearing in the show, including Darth Vader, R2-D2, C-3PO, Grand Moff Tarkin, Princess Leia and Yoda. Of course, given the time period, it would seem unlikely that we’ll be meeting any characters from the Sequel Trilogy, but Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and 2018’s Han Solo movie must surely be strong possibilities for tie-ins.
The third season of Star Wars Rebels is set to be unveiled at Star Wars Celebration Europe, which runs from July 15th to July 17th in London.
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