"Rebels" Will Lead into the Original Film
A computer-generated animation series is coming in 2014 from Disney, which now, of course, owns the rights to "Star Wars."
Word is that there will be an hour-long introductory special on the Disney channel to start "Rebels" off. Disney XD will air the actual series. It is set in the time right before the original "Star Wars," with a young Luke, Leia, and Han Solo.
According to the studio:
"The Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking shape."
Greg Weisman, Simon Kinberg and and Dave Filoni are behind this project.
Dave Filoni talks about "Rebels" below: