Dave Filoni, creator of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels, is teasing that his next project with the franchise will soon be announced.
Star Wars Rebels has nearly finished its four season run, bringing to an end the tale of a close-knit group of rebels and their battle against the Empire.
Filoni’s Star Wars story won’t end here, however, and the man himself explained to Animation Magazine that details will be announced soon:
“I spend a decent amount of time when the films are happening to go and talk with Rian Johnson or watch J.J. Abrams work. We all like to be aware of the stories that everybody’s doing so you get a sense that it’s one big galaxy.
“George Lucas always treated our animation on Clone Wars the same way he treated film; it’s all part of his story. At times, there’s a tendency to treat animation as an ‘other’ or as something for kids, and that’s not been my experience at Lucasfilm. We are telling stories and we happen to use the medium of animation to tell them.
“We have a lot of different ways to convey stories and we choose the best mediums and we are showing no sign of slowing, so the end of one thing always means the beginning of another, and soon people will learn what that other is.”
Fans will certainly be eager to find out just what Filoni and Lucasfilm are planning next in the animated realm, and anticipation will surely only rise as Rebels draws to a close.
Star Wars Rebels will air its series finale ‘Family Reunion – and Farewell’ Monday, March 3 at 8:30 EST.