Star Wars Rebels Boss Teases What Comes Next After Series Finale
"There's so many stories to tell."
Star Wars Rebels may be over, but if the series finale makes anything clear, it's that there is so much more story to tell. While the final episode of the Disney XD series left most of its characters in a way that they could be easily revisited, it's Sabine's (Tiya Sircar) story that is worthy of an entirely new series.
With the city of Lothal safe from the threat of the Empire, Sabine reveals that she and Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein) are embarking on a new adventure to find Ezra (Tyler Gray). In the climax of the finale, Ezra uses the Purrgil--essentially space whales capable of warp speed--to rid Lothal of Grand Admiral Thrawn (Lars Mikkelsen) and the Empire's remaining ships. However, in doing so, he was also blasted into space, leaving his friends behind.
While his location is unknown, Sabine and Ahsoka finding him and continuing their adventures through the galaxy could make for an exciting new series. At least, that's what Scrubs star and superfan Donald Faison told co-creator and executive producer Dave Filoni during a fan screening of the series finale.
"Obviously, it's intriguing. It would probably make a good story. It's a good idea. So I don't know. We'll have to see," Filoni responded. "There's so many stories to tell, Donald. I've been so busy and I've been too busy finishing this story to think of another one."
However, Filoni is adamant that if these characters are revisited, it can't just be about the search for Ezra. "It's going to be more than that," he says. After all, Star Wars Rebels is a story about a family coming together to fight off its evil oppressors. A new series can't just be about a single mission.
As for any sort of time frame on a new series, chances are fans are going to have to wait a while, if the story does indeed continue. "I have this crazy thing. I have to know what the story's about before I tell it," Filioni told fans. "We'll see. You never know. Time marches on."
Still, while he's being vague about possibly continuing the Rebels storyline, we'd bet good money this isn't the last fans have seen of Sabine, Ezra, Chopper, and the rest of the crew. The series ended on such a high note with so many possibilities to explore that chances are Filoni's already spinning a few ideas in his head.
After all, Disney is launching its own streaming service in 2019 and already has multiple Star Wars TV series in development. While it's believed at least one of the Star Wars shows in the works is live-action, there's plenty of room on the studio's new service for another animated extension of the franchise.
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