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Jon Favreau Tapped to Write and Produce Upcoming Live Action Star Wars Television Series

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Lucasfilm is excited to announce that Emmy-nominated producer and actor Jon Favreau has signed on to executive produce and write a live-action Star Wars series for Disney’s new direct-to-consumer platform. Favreau is no stranger to the Star Wars galaxy having played roles in both the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series and in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story.

“I couldn’t be more excited about Jon coming on board to produce and write for the new direct-to-consumer platform,” says Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “Jon brings the perfect mix of producing and writing talent, combined with a fluency in the Star Wars universe. This series will allow Jon the chance to work with a diverse group of writers and directors and give Lucasfilm the opportunity to build a robust talent base.”

Favreau is thrilled to be returning to the Star Wars galaxy: “If you told me at 11 years old that I would be getting to tell stories in the Star Wars universe, I wouldn’t have believed you. I can’t wait to embark upon this exciting adventure.”

Disney’s collaborations with Favreau extend back a decade, when he helped launch the Marvel Cinematic Universe as director of Iron Man and Iron Man 2 and as an executive producer of the Iron Man and Avengers films for Marvel Studios. For Disney, he directed and produced the massively successful The Jungle Book, which won an Academy Award for its groundbreaking visual effects. He is currently in production on Disney’s highly anticipated reimagining of The Lion King, set for release in 2019.

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A Star Wars fan since 1978, he has a passion for all things Star Wars and wonders why May the 4th is not a national holiday. He lives in the wastelands of middle Georgia with his wife, two girls, and two dogs.

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Star Wars: Resistance

New Star Wars Animation Coming Soon!

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With Star Wars Rebels in our rearview mirror, it comes as no surprise that Disney has started putting things together for a new animated series.

Debuting this fall on Disney Channel before moving to Disney XD, Star Wars Resistance will take place before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and centers on a young pilot, Kazuda Xiono, who is recruited by the Resistance and tasked with a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order.

The voice cast for the new series includes Donald Faison, Bobby Moynihan, Jim Rash. Much to our surprise, Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie will voice their “Force Awakens” counterparts Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma, respectively. It also seems as though BB-8 will also appear.

Star Wars Resistance was created by LucasFilm Animation’s Dave Filoni, who served as an executive producer on the last animated show, Star Wars Rebels.

“The idea for Star Wars Resistance came out of my interest in World War II aircraft and fighter pilots,” said Filoni. “My grandfather was a pilot and my uncle flew and restored planes, so that’s been a big influence on me. There’s a long history of high-speed racing in Star Wars, and I think we’ve captured that sense of excitement in an anime-inspired style, which is something the entire team has been wanting to do for a long time.”

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Taylor Gray Talks Ezra’s Journey through Star Wars Rebels

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Taylor Gray (voice of Ezra Bridger)

Now that Star Wars Rebels has come to a close, some of the cast have started reflecting on their character’s journey through four seasons of the show. In the video above, Taylor Gray talks about Ezra Bridger’s journey.

Taylor Gray (the voice of Ezra Bridger) reflects upon his character’s journey and expresses thoughts about his growth and ultimate legacy as a Rebel and a Jedi.

About Star Wars Rebels:

In this final season, the Ghost crew joins the growing Rebel Alliance, struggling to unite against the Galactic Empire. However, when a new Imperial threat arises on Lothal, Ezra leads the crew back to his home world to defeat the oppressive forces of the Empire under the command of cunning Grand Admiral Thrawn. Old friends are reunited and new alliances are forged as the series builds to its epic conclusion.

“Star Wars Rebels” is created by Emmy Award-winning executive producer Dave Filoni (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars”), Academy Award® nominee Simon Kinberg (“X-Men: Days of Future Past”) and Emmy nominee Carrie Beck. The Lucasfilm Animation production is executive produced by Filoni and Kinberg, and co-executive produced by Emmy nominee Henry Gilroy.

The returning voice cast includes Freddie Prinze Jr. as Kanan, Vanessa Marshall as Hera, Steve Blum as Zeb, Tiya Sircar as Sabine, Taylor Gray as Ezra, Dee Bradley Baker as Captain Rex, David Oyelowo as Kallus, Forest Whitaker as Saw Gerrera and Lars Mikkelsen as Grand Admiral Thrawn. Warwick Davis joins the cast this season as Rukh, Admiral Thrawn’s deadly assassin.

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Star Wars Rebels – Series Finale Preview Clip and Images

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Star Wars Rebels Series Finale

Lucasfilm and DisneyXD have released a preview for the series finale of Star Wars Rebels. Four years of Star Wars Rebels is about to be wrapped up in one night! Enjoy the series finale Preview below, and check out the series finale March 5th at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD!

The thrilling and inspiring galactic adventures of the Ghost crew will conclude MONDAY, MARCH 5 (8:30 p.m. ET/PT) on Disney XD in an exciting 90-minute grand finale of the critically-acclaimed animated series “Star Wars Rebels.”

In “A Fool’s Hope” – Ezra calls in every favor he can to rally together a ragtag group for a seemingly impossible fight against Governor Pryce and her Imperial forces.

In “Family Reunion – and Farewell” – Ezra and team take drastic action to free Lothal.

Watch Star Wars Rebels every Monday at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD.

Order your copy of Star Wars Rebels Season 1 and Season 2 on Blu-ray today from Amazon!

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Star Wars Rebels Series Finale

Imperial Star Destroyers in Star Wars Rebels Series Finale

Star Wars Rebels Series Finale

Hera in Star Wars Rebels Series Finale

Star Wars Rebels Series Finale

Governor Price in Star Wars Rebels Series Finale

Star Wars Rebels Series Finale

Ezra Bridger in Star Wars Rebels Series Finale

Star Wars Rebels Series Finale

Commander Wolffe in Star Wars Rebels Series Finale

Star Wars Rebels Series Finale

Thrawn in Star Wars Rebels Series Finale

About Star Wars Rebels:

In this final season, the Ghost crew joins the growing Rebel Alliance, struggling to unite against the Galactic Empire. However, when a new Imperial threat arises on Lothal, Ezra leads the crew back to his home world to defeat the oppressive forces of the Empire under the command of cunning Grand Admiral Thrawn. Old friends are reunited and new alliances are forged as the series builds to its epic conclusion.

“Star Wars Rebels” is created by Emmy Award-winning executive producer Dave Filoni (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars”), Academy Award® nominee Simon Kinberg (“X-Men: Days of Future Past”) and Emmy nominee Carrie Beck. The Lucasfilm Animation production is executive produced by Filoni and Kinberg, and co-executive produced by Emmy nominee Henry Gilroy.

The returning voice cast includes Freddie Prinze Jr. as Kanan, Vanessa Marshall as Hera, Steve Blum as Zeb, Tiya Sircar as Sabine, Taylor Gray as Ezra, Dee Bradley Baker as Captain Rex, David Oyelowo as Kallus, Forest Whitaker as Saw Gerrera and Lars Mikkelsen as Grand Admiral Thrawn. Warwick Davis joins the cast this season as Rukh, Admiral Thrawn’s deadly assassin.

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