Some Intriguing News Re: A STAR WARS REBELS Character, And How The Series Relates To EPISODE VII!!
John Morton, who played Rebel pilot and gunner Dak in THE EMPIRE STRIKE BACK, recently revealed a few fascinating details about the new STAR WARS REBELS animated television series which debuts soon on Disney XD.
So what’s a report about a TV show doing in AICN’s movie section? Well, because this actually pertains to STAR WARS EPISODE VII as much as it does REBELS.
Seems Morton is voicing Boba Fett in REBELS, and recently spoke with MovieCricket about his experience. The fact that he’s Boba Fett in the series (which is set between REVENGE OF THE SITH and A NEW HOPE) is spoiler and intriguing enough. But what’s really interesting about Morton’s comments are how REBELS connects with EPISODE VII.
“…Rebels will set up and point the direction for ‘Episode VII’.”
“The characters they are creating in Rebels will be around in ‘Episode VII’.”
...says Morton HERE.
Now, how literally we should take this comment? I can not say. I will point out, however, that THE CLONE WARS animated series is officially considered ‘canon’ by Lucas & Co. - meaning that the events of that show are sanctioned / ‘real STAR WARS’ connecting directly to the franchise’s overall cinematic universe, and specifically bridging ATTACK OF THE CLONES and REVENGE OF THE SITH. So, REBELS being used to cue up EPISODE VII is not all that far-fetched - and could prove rather intriguing.
By the way, I’ve been revisiting THE CLONE WARS utilizing Lucasfilm’s recently announced chronology. Tons of fun and immense heart and spectacle to be found - consider checking it out following the aforementioned chronology. Ths show may well change your perspective on the prequels - and, at the very least, you’ll have the chance enjoy some fine television as well.
Readers Talkbackcomments powered by Disqus
- Harry says GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY is better than German Chocolate Cake & means it!!! -- 389 total posts 69 posts
- At Long Last, Our First Trailer For MAD MAX: FURY ROAD!! Official Vid Of Comic-Con Reel!! -- 490 total posts 39 posts
- SDCC '14: First footage of Batman vs Superman screens!!! Now w/ hi-res look at Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman!! -- 676 total posts 11 posts
- Full banner and character posters from AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON! -- 196 total posts 7 posts
- SDCC '14: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2 flying into our galaxy in July 2017! -- 88 total posts 7 posts
- HERCULES ON THE RADIO!! Learn What Ain’t It Cool’s TV Critic Thinks Of Luc Besson’s LUCY, MONTY PYTHON LIVE (MOSTLY), Tomorrow’s LEFTOVERS And The Latest STAR WARS, DC, MARVEL, LOUIE, 24, HBO & GAME OF THRONES News!! Plus The Return Of AICN’s Own Horrorella!! Listen And Call In LIVE Saturday 8pm PT / 11pm ET!! -- 270 total posts 5 posts
- SDCC '14: Quint checks out Marvel's Ant-Man panel and sees a nifty teaser sequence! -- 58 total posts 4 posts
- SDCC '14: Quint has seen actual footage from George Miller's MAD MAX: FURY ROAD!!! -- 111 total posts 4 posts
- ‘You Have Failed This City!!’ When Atom Met ARROW!! 2.5 Minutes Of Season Three!! -- 39 total posts 3 posts
- SDCC '14: Quint has a ton of photos and highlights from Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron panel! -- 97 total posts 2 posts