Earlier today The Walt Disney Company confirmed that there will in fact be a Star Wars: Rebels movie as well as a series of shorts to introduce the characters all shown on The Disney Channel and continuing on with the series on Disney XD as planned.
“…the rich universe of Star Wars has tremendous creative potential for the entire company. While the world eagerly awaits Episode VII to open in theaters, we’re introducing Star Wars Rebels to television audiences this summer with a movie and a series of shorts on Disney Channel, followed by a continuing series on Disney XD. Our success in building a robust pipeline of original Star Wars content for various platforms will be an integral part of our long-term strategy to leverage the franchise across a variety of our businesses, from theme parks to consumer products.”
We couldn’t be more excited and we are all eagerly awaiting its arrival! This is really shaping up to get a great year for Star Wars fans!