I was also at the STAR WARS REBELS press conference yesterday where Dave Filoni (creator), Taylor Gray (Ezra), Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka) and newcomer to the franchise Sarah Michelle Gellar (The Seventh Sister) were on hand to answer questions about the new season and where it is all going from here. Gellar expressed her joy at having a part in the larger Star Wars universe and is happy she’s not the only member in her household now (husband Freddy Prinze Jr. voices Kanan). The team also shared how they don’t attempt to force the topic of strong female characters as much as the create it to happen more organically. Dave Fioni said you can expect a lot from the ladies of REBELS this season but because in his eyes “thats just the way it is, it’s equal” They want both strong male and female characters to tell the overall story of REBELS.
We also learned a few other tidbits from the Q & A including:
- all inquisitors are trained on the same spinning sabre blade the grand inquisitor used in season 1
- that Clones who didn’t execute order 66 were immediately executed by their brethren due to subcommands in the order. Also by this point any remaining clones would be to old for service and would be disposed of by the empire.
- The idea of Ezra becoming Kylo Ren was brought up as a question but Filoni laughed it off while star Taylor Gray was blown away by the idea and said he wants it to happen.
- Filoni said he is in contact with all of the directors of the upcoming films
- there is a story team who keeps all continuity in order across all mediums
Overall the cast and crew of STAR WARS REBELS gives off the vibe that they are completely invested in the future of the series and the star wars franchise as a whole. It is cleary visible in the shows storytelling and hopefully will be echoed through the films in years to come.
Season 2 of STAR WARS REBELS kicks off October 14th on Disney XD