STAR WARS REBELS Coming To Disney XD Fall 2014!! Chock Full-O-McQuarrie!?!?
Per an announcement this morning, STAR WARS REBELS will debut Fall 2014 on Disney XD, and will be set in the years between STAR WARS EPISODE III: REVENGE OF THE SITH and STAR WARS EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE.
REBELS evidently finds the Empire hunting down the remnants of the Jedi as, well, a Rebellion rises to stand against the iconic baddies.
Seems like a very interesting approach to the show. As a gargantuan fan of Ralp McQurrie's STAR WARS concept art rrom the Original Trilogy era, I've always felty like it would be a blast to see some of it brought to the screen as drawn (as opposed to being adapted and tweaked, as much if it naturally was). If this conceit is, indeed, actualized in REBELS - we could be in for something pretty amazing visually.
Dave Filoni (Supervising Director of STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS) will return to REBELS, this time as an Executive Producer. Simon Kinberg (X-MEN: FIRST CLASS - who is also attached to an as-yet-undisclosed STAR WARS feature or two) will also EP.
Even though these specific designs may not make it into the show exactly as is, or at all, here are a few more samples of the McQuarrie color palette they're talking about in that video. That image...of the Stormtroopers with the Lightsabers...I can't express how impactful that was to me in my formative Geek years. 'Twas one of the first images I saw from STAR WARS, and remains seared into my consciousness to this day...
- Google +
Readers Talkbackcomments powered by Disqus
- Fox has hired a pair of writers to get a FLASH GORDON movie off the ground! -- 222 total posts 143 posts
- Today's STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Status Report: Casting "Almost Complete", Second Unit Shooting Underway! -- 310 total posts 54 posts
- IT'S A SMALL WORLD: THE MOVIE directed by Jon Turteltaub is a real thing Disney wants to make! -- 65 total posts 45 posts
- There Will Soon Be No More Orci / Kurtzman Movies!?!? + One Of Them Is Pushing To Direct The Third JJVerse STAR TREK Film!! -- 291 total posts 43 posts
- 100 Lucky Ones will see AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 here in Austin on April 30th! -- 386 total posts 29 posts
- ‘So Who Wants To Go First??’ Amy Acker Is The Cellist In Joss Whedon’s AGENTS OF SHIELD!! ELSEWHERE & ER On PIONEERS OF TELEVISION!! New AWKWARD, SWAP, BOY, STORAGE, SCHUMER, TOSH, GLEE, FIRE, MINDY, DUSK, ORIGINALS, SUPERNATURAL, FARGO, FISHER & VOICE!! CONTAINER Finale!! Don Rickles On KIMMEL!! Natalie Dormer On SETH!! Stephen Colbert On LETTERMAN!! Elizabeth Warren On THE DAILY SHOW!! Herc’s Tuesday TV Talkback!! -- 152 total posts 24 posts
Learn What’s Ahead
For GAME OF THRONES!! -- 41 total posts 19 posts
- 4th Week of April 2014's PICKS & PEEKS: SORCERER, GET CARTER, PAWNBROKER, Slasher horror & more!!! -- 128 total posts 17 posts
- A thief will elude capture using interstellar teleportation in Doug Liman's RAILHEAD! -- 25 total posts 15 posts
- Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's THE NEST is now set to take on Luke Skywalker and friends in December 2015! -- 34 total posts 12 posts