And that’s the panel. You can see the official logo and two high res concept art images here http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/07/27/star-wars-rebels-logo-and-concept-art-revealed-at-star-wars-celebration-europe/ and I will be updating it with shots I took at the panel as soon as possible.
Will Star Wars Rebels continue story lines from Clone Wars? Filoni – Won’t say but he says that he loves the Star Wars characters.
Porkins has come up in discussions but he’s probably not going to be in it.
Filoni won’t say how long after Revenge of the Sith Rebels takes place
High res versions of the logo and two concept art images are now online. Keep checking that post and I’ll update with my pics too. http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/07/27/star-wars-rebels-logo-and-concept-art-revealed-at-star-wars-celebration-europe/
There’s not going to be any footage shown unfortunately but we were shown a lot of concept art and the new logo.
T-shirts from the series available after the show at the Celebration store.
Managed to take some pictures, stand by.
Someone much closer to the stage than me got this photo of the Tie Fighters concept art https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=613967851976291&l=f315f4638e
More images: a shanty town, an imperial corridor.
“Developing new facial rigs for this show.”
Talking about the influence of Miyazaki on him. His ability to create such interesting characters in the design work. “Such a range…”
Concept art on screen. Tie Fighters and a tower. Unfortunately unable to take pics from where I am but will grab some from online as soon as I can.
They’ve created digital brushes for Rebels that replicate McQuarrie’s work.
McQuarrie’s images “preceded A New Hope by just a bit”. Something they’re clearly heavily drawing upon.
Clone Wars – harder edged. Rebels – different, more exaggerated animation style. Pulling the surfaces and colours from McQuarrie’s work.
He looked at the paintings and saw an animated series. Images on the screen of McQuarrie’s pictures.
Filoni talking about the importance of Ralph McQuarrie. How inspired he was by his paintings.
“This show will be different from Clone Wars… It’s going to have its own look and feel.”
Video introducing the people working on Rebels – Greg Weisman, Simon Kinsberg. They couldn’t be here because they’re still working very hard on Rebels. Kinsberg talked about the responsibility he feels making a series for his kids, who are four and eight.
“Taking everything we learned from that show [Clone Wars] and taking it into the next.”
The room is almost full for this panel. The most people I’ve seen in here so far. There’s certainly a lot of anticipation for this series.
And Dave Filoni is now on stage, with a cowboy hat atop his head…
This video is currently playing on the screen on the Celebration Stage to introduce Rebels http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bdfFos3PYQ
He’s speaking to one of the fans from the audience. She doesn’t know who Davis played in the films. He just told her and she says that she bought an Ewok earlier and that they’re really cute. Lots of laughter.
Warwick Davis is on stage now for the panel and is running through his pre-show routine.
Brendon scooped the news on the series last month and you can read his post about it here http://www.bleedingcool.com/2013/06/20/star-wars-follow-up-what-weve-learned-about-the-new-animated-show-rebels/
An update on what we know so far:
It takes place between Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.
Dave Filoni, Simon Kinberg, and Greg Weisman are exec producing it.
It’s going to premiere on the Disney Channel with a one-hour special later this year before continuing on Disney XD.
The Twitter hashtag for this panel is #AskFiloni Tweet your questions with that and they may be read out. There have been more questions from people on Twitter than people in the room so you have a good chance.
Back for the Star Wars Panel at Star Wars Celebration Europe.