Star Wars Rebels is coming to an end. A new series has already been anmounced to replace it. But no one knows anything about this series. The big question is just when the series is going to be set? Will it be set before Episode I? In between I and II? Once again between III and IV? There is enough room for all of this and more. But I’m hoping it’s between VI and VII.
There is a thirty plus year gap between these two movies. Some of the expanded material such as comics and novels have barely touched this gap. This is probably due to the movies still yet to explain what was going on, particularly with Luke and just what he has been up to. But thirty years is a long time and you can mine this for decades.
Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford and Billy Dee Williams are either deceased or much older than their characters would be in this time frame. There would be no way for them to reprise their roles in any sort of live action scenario. Animation would be a perfect way to capture the adventures of these characters during this time period. We could also see what characters such as a young Poe Dameron and Ben Solo/Kylo Ren were up to during their youth.
Either way I’m anticipating what this series will be about. More Star Wars, the better.