The new Star Wars Rebels TV series, which will chronicle the time between the two popular Star Wars trilogies, has already been announced, and so far, it looks like it could be promising.
How could a television show about the most famous galaxy far, far, away go wrong? But the show isn’t the only big news coming out of the Lucasfilm/Disney camp. Star Wars Rebels might also get its own film.
Jedi News writes that a recent Disney shareholders letter mentioned the film specifically, as well as some other Star Wars Rebels-themed shorts. The .pdf file of the letter doesn’t lie; here’s the actual snippet concerning Star Wars Rebels:
As with Marvel, the rich universe of Star Wars has tremendous creative potential for the entire company. While the world eagerly awaits Episode VII to open in theaters, we’re introducing Star Wars Rebels to television audiences this summer with a movie and a series of shorts on Disney Channel, followed by a continuing series on Disney XD. Our success in building a robust pipeline of original Star Wars content for various platforms will be an integral part of our long-term strategy to leverage the franchise across a variety of our businesses, from theme parks to consumer products.
So there you have it. The TV show will be introduced to us as a movie. As has been pointed out before, this isn’t completely new to Star Wars fans; after all, Star Wars: The Clone Wars was a film before it became a series. But it feels more like Disney is trying to set up a Marvel-esque situation here. Disney already has Marvel films dominating the box office and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on our screens every week, not to mention that Marvel-infused Phineas and Ferb special, Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel on Disney XD and Disney Channel. Just think of the dominance Disney will have once Star Wars is finally added to this equation.
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