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New Star Wars Animated Series Teased With Logo and Art
Remember that little show, The Clone Wars, set in the Star Wars universe set between Episode 2 and 3? It was a supremely good show and set themselves apart from the films by having a unique sense of style and some interesting substance. Despite being finished off by Disney once they had completed the purchase of Lucasfilm, a similar idea was formed by the creators of the show. Today, at the Star Wars Celebration Europe, the director of The Clone Wars series, Dave Filoni, teased the upcoming show by releasing a cool little logo and some interesting concept art.
The director spent his time talking up the influences of the show and how it separates itself from the previous show and films. “For me I wanted to develop a style different from Clone Wars, this show is going to be different from Clone Wars; it’s intentionally going to look different. We’re not proceeding with the same style. We wanted to give it its own look and feel,” said the director. Here is the logo he revealed:
There was also some concept art from the show shown off at the Celebration in Germany. This features the new spaceship that will be the “centrepeice” of the show. Called ‘The Ghost’, Filoni said that it would serve as a home as well as a ship. Here is the image:
Star Wars Rebels is due out in the Autumn of 2014, so there will almost certainly be enough time to drum up even more interest for those of you who dismiss this immediately. This is the description from the Star Wars website after Filoni’s talk: “The series is set between the events of Episode III and IV — an era spanning almost two decades never-before explored on-screen. It takes place in a time where the Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking shape.”
Let us know in the comments below if you think this is looking good so far, and if not, why?