With Disney XD's Star Wars: Rebels coming to a close with a 90-minute special on March 5, the show's Supervising Director Dave Filoni is looking ahead at what's next for Star Wars' animated wing - and it may just push the envelope of how closely different Star Wars media is connected.
"I think we have our own way of doing things and one of the things that we’re always attempting to do is have all of our stories be connected," Filoni told Animation Magazine. "I spend a decent amount of time when the films are happening to go and talk with Rian Johnson or watch JJ [Abrams] work.
"We all like to be aware of the stories that everybody’s doing so you get a sense that it’s one big galaxy. George always treated our animation on Clone Wars the same way he treated film, it’s all part of his story. At times there’s a tendency to treat animation as an 'other' or as something for kids, and that’s not been my experience at Lucasfilm. We are telling stories and we happen to use the medium of animation to tell them."
"So I think that’s what the future holds," Filone contnues. "We have a lot of different ways to convey stories and we choose the best mediums and we are showing no sign of slowing, so the end of one thing always means the beginning of another, and soon people will learn what that other is."
Filoni offered no further details of what his next Star Wars project will be, or in what media it will appear. The Rebels series finale airs March 5.