Star Wars fans across the world have been following the adventures of Ezra Bridger in [Star Wars Rebels](series:965946) for some time, and just as the show's successful mid-season finale premiered, we received awesome news from the folks over at /Film: another animated series is rumored to be in the works, and it takes place during [Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens](movie:711158)!
According to /Film:
Rumor has it that Disney and Lucasfilm are planning to do “about” three or four seasons of Star Wars Rebels before starting a whole new Star Wars animated series, with all new characters, set in the timeline of the current movies (the Star Wars sequel trilogy).
With The Clone Wars lasting roughly 5 seasons, it's been heavily speculated at Rebels would follow along with that - but it seems as through we'll be getting 3-4 seasons, and that Lucasfilm has a "definite end" to the series. It's also said to be connected directly to some elements of Episode VII, and because of that, speculation has been riding high.
Given Ezra's age, many fans (including myself) are wondering if the temperamental force-sensitive teen was born on the same day as Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa. There aren't many "prophecies" in Star Wars lore, but Ezra's almost overwhelming temper and deep-rooted fear of the unknown have a lot of fans speculating that Ezra himself may be the villain of The Force Awakens.
But with the new series allegedly in the works, could we see Ezra pop up in animated form again? If the rumors are to be believed, Ezra is the same age as Luke, and could serve as another older influence - whether good or bad - for the main character of the animated series. It's unspecified whether or not we'll see the stars of The Force Awakens leading this show, or whether the cast will be composed of strictly new characters.
Something else to keep in mind is the fact that there are also several upcoming books for The Force Awakens, including a "Romeo and Juliet"-style novel that follows a Rebel pilot and an Imperial officer through the course of events during Episode VII. Some think that these may be Daisy Ridley and John Boyega's characters, but they could easily be new faces, and we could see them animated.
Regardless, this move would be another prime example of Lucasfilm's effort to build a new, wide-spanning Star Wars universe. With new comics, books, tv shows, and spin-off films, the new "Expanded Universe" for today's generation is sure to keep fans entertained for years to come.