As production begins to wrap on Star Wars Episode VIII, the storylines for Star Wars films and shows are becoming more closely linked. Star Wars Rebels, the animated television series, may link to future movies that are being made.
Gizmodo reported there was the possibility that Star Wars Rebels could link to future Star Wars movies, because it often crosses over into the movies with its storylines and characters. Simon Kinsburg, who is an executive producer on the show, teased about the future possibilities of a crossover.
“What’s lovely is, obviously, we’ve brought in characters from Clone Wars in the second season, and we keep sort of bringing characters from the original movies and sort of deepening the relationships between our core characters, the Ghost crew. So it’s trying to balance the two different things, like the original cast from the first season with Clone Wars, with characters from the original movies, and maybe even feeding into future movies.”
— io9 (@io9) July 2, 2016
International Business Times reported that Simon Kinsburg was excited about the idea of Star Wars Rebels becoming part of a shared Star Wars Universe. The Disney XD show takes place between Star Wars: Episode 3 – Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.
Kinsburg said it was an opportunity to work with other filmmakers and writers to collaborate on these projects. Upcoming Star Wars movies include Star Wars: Rogue One, which takes place during the same time period as Rebels, a Han Solo movie and Star Wars Episode VIII. Disney plans to release a new Star Wars movie every year through 2020.
I’m sticking to my Erza is Snoke theory…. Sorry kids. Tragic, but really an Anakin type journey done right. https://t.co/0zXOK4mQ7w
— Annie✨ (@aniistoll) July 2, 2016
BGR reported that the next Star Wars release to begin production is the Han Solo movie. According to an insider, it’s the best of all the Star Wars scripts to be written. Iain McCaig, a concept artist who worked on Star Wars Episodes 1, 2, 3 and 7 spoke about the script at a conference in New Zealand.
“[The Han Solo script is ] by far the best Star Wars script, and one of the best scripts period, that I have ever read. I laughed, I cried, I did all the things you should do when reading a good script. You’re in for a treat.”
Lawrance Kasdan, who wrote the script for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, also wrote the script for the new Han Solo movie. The script for the Solo movie was written before the script for Episode VII.
Although George Lucas pitched a script to Disney for seventh installment in the Star Wars saga, it was ultimately rejected because it was too prequel related. Disney has yet to release any details about what the Han Solo movie will be about even though it’s been mentioned that it will have something to do with Solo’s relationship with Chewbacca.
— Leland Chee (@HolocronKeeper) June 30, 2016
As previously reported by Inquisitr, details of Star Wars Episode VIII continue to be leaked, and the secrets behind Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber were finally revealed. Speculation on Rey’s true identity continues to make fans curious as to who she really is, and current leaks reveal that she is “The One,” which means it’s her job to bring balance to the Force the way that Anakin Skywalker was supposed to.
Screenrant reported that Star Wars Episode VIII wrapped up production months ahead of schedule. Mark Hamill tweeted on Twitter that production would officially wrap on July 22. The movie is set to premiere December 15, 2017 in theaters.
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