Insiders: Lucasfilm Cancels Rebels Due To The Success Of The Mandalorian, First Details on Ahsoka

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Studio Lucasfilm revised her plans for animation projects in the universe “Star Wars“(Star Wars) from-serial “Mandalorian“(The mandalorian). This is reported by podcast sources Kessel Run Transmissions

Attention! Further spoilers for The Mandalorian Season 2 and Rebels Season 4 are possible.

As you know, last year the animated series was officially announced “Star Wars: Bad Batch“(The bad batch), dedicated to the adventures of a squad of clone commandos from Unit 99. At the same time, Lucasfilm had another animation project in their plans – a continuation “Insurgents“(Rebels), whose history ended in the fourth season.

Insiders said that the production of the animated series was supposed to start back in November 2020, and the actor Taylor Gray even I managed to write down lines for my character – Ezra Bridger… Visually, “Rebels” should have focused on the final season. “Clone wars“(The Clone Wars)released in 2020.

But due to the phenomenal success of The Mandalorian, the project was sent to a landfill. The initiator of the cancellation of the continuation of “Insurgents” was the director Jon Favreauwho convinced his colleague Dave Filonithat a bright future awaits the cartoon characters in the format of a series with live actors.

It’s already happening: The Mandalorian debuted in the second season of The Mandalorian Bo-Katan Kryze and the jedi Ahsoka Tano, which are known for their Lucasfilm animated series. According to insiders, the studio is also actively looking for actors for the role of Grand Admiral. Thrawn and Ezra Bridger

“The Rebels” were sacrificed for the show “Ahsoka“(Ahsoka) that starts at Disney + in 2022. As can be understood from the second season of “The Mandalorian”, the student of Anakin Skywalker Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson) is looking for Grand Admiral Thrawn, who went missing with Ezra Bridger in the Rebels season 4 finale. One of the characters in the spin-off supposedly should be the Mandalorian Sabin Wren from the animated series.

In addition, Lucasfilm is interested in expanding the role of Clone Captain Rexwho helped Ahsoka escape after Order 66… According to Kessel Run Transmissions, test shooting took place on the site of The Mandalorian, in which the actor Temuera Morrison (Django fett, Boba Fett, clones from the Grand Army of the Republic) donned Rex’s armor.

Ahsoka and Rex are also slated to appear in The Wrong Batch, which will take place in the early days of the Empire.

As the editor-in-chief of the portal writes Geekosity Mikey Sutton, Thrawn should become the central villain of The Mandalorian series and its spin-offs. The main candidates for the role were allegedly Robert Downey Jr. and Lars Mikkelsen

At the same time, the option with the release of one or even several full-length films for cinemas is not excluded, which will expand the history of the “Mandalorian” universe. Well, in the final all the heroes will face a test in the style of the film. “Avengers Endgame“.

Ahsoka theories

Active discussions also gave rise to the logo of the series “Ahsoka”, which refers to the Interworld – a place that exists outside of time and space. It could be accessed by Force-sensitive beings.

In the fourth season of Rebels, Ezra Bridger enters the mystical dimension in order to save Ahsoka Tano from death in the past through a portal, who in the second season was left to fight on Malachor one on one with Darth Vader… After that, they face the emperor Shiv Palpatinewho is trying to gain control of the Interworld. In the animated series, it was emphasized that with a change in the course of events, you can screw it up so that a new timeline will be formed.

Blogger Doomcock citing its sources, claims that the concept could allegedly be used to reboot the entire Star Wars franchise, in which the new Disney trilogy will be allocated to an alternate timeline. The starting point was Luke’s appearance in the second season finale of “The Mandalorian” Skywalkerwho took for training Grogu (baby Yoda), and in his own series, Ahsoka will have to fight Palpatine to prevent him from using the Interworld to save him from death in the film “Return of the Jedi“.

YouTube Blog Sources Midnight’s Edge sounded a different version. Allegedly, a soft reboot option is being considered, in which the existence of the new Disney trilogy will simply be ignored, and the emphasis is shifted to detailing the era after the collapse of the Empire and the connection with Dave Philonia’s projects and two trilogies George Lucas… A complete rewriting of the canon would provoke a scandal in the public space that Disney not needed in the current environment.

As for flirting with Interworld, there is a funny fact. The fact is that in the cartoon released in 2020 The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special Ray Palpatine jumps across time eras through portals, colliding with a variety of characters in the saga.

The third option can be called combined. His voiced insider WDW Pro… Ostensibly tainted Ryan Johnson in “Last Jedi“Luke Skywalker’s image will be corrected at the expense of Grog, whom he will train.

When Ben Solo (Kylo Ren) will deal with his uncle’s students, Grogu will survive the massacre. Luke will expect such an act, so he will hide the student in a safe place associated with the series “The Mandalorian”. Skywalker’s strange behavior in the new trilogy is explained by the desire to protect Grog from the influence of the Sith and the First Order, since the baby is the first Jedi to use the dark and light sides of the Force, personifying that very balance.

Judging by the latest announcements, the second option is currently being implemented with the help of The Mandalorian and its spin-offs. The emphasis is on demonstrating a kind of Wild West: after the “death” of Emperor Palpatine, a power vacuum was formed, but the fragments of the Empire are still functioning, and the New Republic formed by the rebels was unable to establish control over all worlds.

An updated timeline recently introduced by Lucasfilm calls this era simply – “New republic“(The new republic).

The Mandalorian has a strong connection with Filoni’s The Clone Wars and Rebels, as well as with George Lucas’s films. However, there are also references to other works of the new canon. For example, in the second season there are hints of Operation Ashes of Star Wars: Battlefront II and the strengthening of the Imperials.

See also: Rumors: Lucasfilm is working on a series about a young Luke Skywalker without Mark Hamill

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