Look — I know we’ve gotten a whole load of Star Wars lately, and I know we’ve been spoiled by it, and I KNOW we’re all gonna be really sad when they decide to take a break, BUT THIS IS EPIC!!!
(Spoilers to the Star Wars: Rebels series finale will follow!!!)
Let me tell you, “Resistance” looks like it’s going to live up to the Star Wars standard.
“StarWars.com is thrilled to announce that production has begun on Star Wars Resistance, an exciting new animated adventure series about Kazuda Xiono, a young pilot recruited by the Resistance and tasked with a top-secret mission to spy on the growing threat of the First Order. It will premiere this fall on Disney Channel in the U.S. and thereafter, on Disney XD and around the world.”
“Featuring the high-flying adventure that audiences of all ages have come to expect from Star Wars, Star Wars Resistance — set in the time prior to Star Wars: The Force Awakens — will feature the beloved droid BB-8 alongside ace pilots, colorful new characters and appearances by fan favorites including Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma, voiced by actors Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie, respectively.”
Mr. Cowboy Hat guy himself is the creator; due to his amazing work on Rebels (and Clone Wars too), I’m guessing that this is going to be great! I have seen (already pessimistic in the, what, seven hours since it was announced?) that some fans believe it will be a “updated” version of “Forces of Destiny,” and while that would be neat, I’m thinking this is going to be a bit better than that (at least in the animation part). Just look at BB-8 up there! Anime is something I’ve been practicing lately (well, loosely) and been finding fun. . . it would be really cool to see Poe and Phasma in anime form!
Of course, my reaction at first was “oh, yey! New Star Wars!” But then I realized — with this pre-TFA era, we are highly likely to see some tie-ins to our dear Rebels friends! At this point, Jacen (Hera and Kanan’s son, whom I plan to share my opinions, headcanons and arts on soon) will be around his early twenties, and Sabine, Ezra, Hera and the others are well into their later years as well. I’m especially wanting to see Sabine (and no, I’m not biased at all); if this is before she finds Ezra, I’m wondering if this “Kazuda” fella would be interested in helping her. . .
Overall, I’m really excited for this, both for the story, the art (and someone care to give us a trailer, so I can fangirl over the music?), and the characters! What did you think when you saw it? I know I wasn’t expecting the announcement so early, nor the premiere date to be so soon! Any special characters you’d like to see make an appearance (or a return)? Well, ’till we meet again, may the Force be with you!
(By the by, Rebels fans, I WILL be updating my Sabine cosplay very very soon! The helmet is very close to done, and everything is finally coming together! Keep an eye out!)