During the Star Wars Rebels panel at San Diego Comic-Con executive producer Dave Filoni shed light on the upcoming Disney XD series set between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope.
“When the Empire took over, it was stronger than what preceded it,” Filoni said. “Around the galaxy, to the majority of people, the Jedi are seen as traitors.”
With the Jedi in hiding, their iconic lightsabers won’t play as prominent a role in the new series.
“It’s not like we were doing in ‘Clone Wars’ with lightsabers in every episode,” Filoni said. “Those fights are held back, so when we do have them, they’re for a pivotal point in the character’s development.”
In this San Diego Comic-Con 2014 exclusive Star Wars Rebels clip, Kanan squares off against the Empire's powerful Inquisitor, who seeks to destroy the Jedi and Ezra.
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