Star Wars Resistance
by Curt Sandvig
Lucasfilm announced today that Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Rebels producer Dave Filoni’s next project will be Star Wars Resistance.
Set in an “uncharted time frame prior to The Force Awakens,” the “anime-inspired” Resistance will be about a young pilot named Kazuda Xiono,who has been recruited by General Leia Organa’s burgeoning Resistance for a top-secret surveillance mission to investigate the growing First Order. The series will not only focus on Kazuda but also on a cast of ace pilots, AND familiar faces from the Force Awakens and Last Jedi’s BB-8, Poe Dameron, and even Captain Phasma, with both Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie reprising their respective roles for the series.
According to Filoni the series will focus on the high-flying, high-speed adventures of the galaxy far, far away’s daring pilots:
“The idea for Star Wars Resistance came out of my interest in World War II aircraft and fighter pilots. 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.”
Star Wars Resistance will feature a voice cast alongside Isaac and Christie that includes Christopher Sean, Suzie McGrath, Scott Lawrence, Myrna Velasco, Josh Brener, Donald Faison (a big Star Wars fan, we should note, especially Rebels), Bobby Moynihan, Jim Rash, and Rachel Butera.
Star Wars Resistance will be on the Disney Channel starting this fall, as well as on Disney XD at some later date.
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