Some of the characters shown above could appear in Star Wars Episode VII
Simon Kinberg, screenwriter for the upcoming Star Wars Rebels animated series, recently revealed additional details about the show in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. While fans speculated that there will be a connection between the series and the new Star Wars movie, Kinberg confirmed the rumors.
“It’s a very integrated process, there’s real communication between all the filmmakers because we’re all part of a larger timeline,” says Rebels executive producer Simon Kinberg, who is also a creative consultant on Episode VII. “There is absolutely communication and integration between the different stories. We are very aware of what they’re doing in VII, and we also have to click into place with Episode IV.”
Taking it a step further he didn’t hesitate in saying that different elements might appear in the movies further down the road…
“There are characters, vehicles, imagery that are introduced in the show before we’ve ever seen them in the movies, possibly including VII,” he said.
Star Wars Rebels is set to air on October 3rd at 9:00 p.m. on Disney Channel as a TV movie, and the series itself starts on Monday, October 13th 9:00 p.m. on Disney XD.