Thursday 26 April 2018

Dave Filoni follows Rebels with Star Wars Resistance

Fresh from finishing Star Wars Rebels, Lucasfilm veteran Dave Filoni (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) has announced an all-new animated series set in the Star Wars universe.

Star Wars Resistance is set prior to The Force Awakens and features appearances from beloved characters including Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma. Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie will reprise their iconic roles in the anime-inspired series.

“The idea for Star Wars Resistance came out of my interest in World War II aircraft and fighter pilots,” said Filoni. “My grandfather was a pilot and my uncle flew and restored planes, so that’s been a big influence on me. There’s a long history of high-speed racing in Star Wars, and I think we’ve captured that sense of excitement in an anime-inspired style, which is something the entire team has been wanting to do for a long time.”

Marc Buhaj, senior vice president for programming and general manager of Disney XD, added: “Our colleagues at Lucasfilm have created a compelling narrative for an untold moment in the Star Wars galaxy, and we are excited to partner with them again on this new original series. ‘Star Wars Resistance’ will bring viewers across generations an engaging story with heart, humor and both new and familiar characters.”

Star Wars Resistance will premiere on Disney XD in the Fall.

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