Discussion in 'Star Wars' started by flavaflav, Apr 26, 2018.
Poe is going to be in this new series.
It was mentioned, stuff happened, and here we are.
It was not meant as a slight against anyone here. My apologies. My honest to God feeling is if we can’t joke about things like this, we can never get past them. It seemed funny at the time. But I did not consider the fact that some might take it seriously. So it was therefore in poor taste and I do apologize. I honestly meant no harm.
I think it's refreshing to see some well thought-out criticism of The Last Jedi that doesn't hinge on sexism or racism.
TL;DR so is there any news on Ezra being a focal point in this series yet as they seemed to leave him wide open with the end to Rebels. In fact is there any real news yet. I mean we know Poe is going to be in it thanks to the poster and we can kind of figure out some of the basics. "Hot shot farmer pilots in crop dusters learn to take down the empire". In fact now that I say that I kind of hope they do just do that. I think the Jedi were a mistake in Rebels personally and would like it if this one was just adventure, excitement and really wild times with nary a lightsabre in sight.
Nothing yet. I imagine if they do bring Ezra and Thrawn into the equation, it will be how they handled Ahsoka in Rebels and not really introduce them until after the show gets its legs.
Right. The point is to create a new show, not just continue the old one.
We were given the very basic premise when they announced the show months ago. It follows a recon pilot with the resistance spying on the first order.
Poe was mentioned there too, so this promo art wasn’t the reveal of him.
Read the page linked in the very first post of this thread
Sorry, read that link. I just thought there might have been more revealed as it seems like a while ago that this came out but I didn't want to wade through all the pages to do so. I figured they may hold back the intel on Ashoka and Ezra until after the initial announcement to avoid over shadowing the new cast, characters and plot as while they didn't bring Ashoka in to Rebels for a bit that was because she was coming from a cancelled show during a change in management while Resistance is coming after a successfully ended show with an obvious cliff hanger in this regard.
Especially as I came in in the middle of a discussion about Poe and TLJ. Plus I thought it might be a good excuse to get the thread back on track.
There is a Clone Wars panel at comic-con next week. While Resistance isn’t the focus of it (duh) we might get some teases, who knows.
Ah okay, duh didn't even think about comic con. Thanks again.
I’m trying to find out now if there are any other Star Wars dedicated panels that might have something
Actually, even if Clone Wars had ended on its own accord, I doubt Rebels would have added Ahsoka any earlier than it did.
Resistance is meant to be its own series, and will not necessarily touch any of Rebels' dangling plot threads. We should definitely be prepared for a very real possibility this show won't touch Ahsoka, Sabine and Ezra's storyline at all. Indeed, that may be set up for something else entirely.
That really has nothing to do with it. Even with the same people involved, the makers of a new show would want to establish its premise and cast on their own merits and not overshadow them with rehashed elements from the previous series. We've seen that many times with spinoff and sequel series from the same creators as the originals. Deep Space Nine and Voyager had brief cameos from the previous Star Trek shows' casts in their pilots and one or two early episodes, but mostly focused on establishing their own new characters and situations. The Legend of Korra only featured one main character from Avatar: The Last Airbender in a supporting, recurring role and mostly focused on creating new stories and situations and broadening the world beyond what A:TLA had done rather than just doing another season of A:TLA. And even though the Arrowverse shows from Greg Berlanti cross over periodically, they still focus primarily on their own internal storylines and save the crossovers for special occasions.
It should have been quite a long time between the events of Rebels and the start of Resistance. From roughly a year before A New Hope to no more than six years before The Force Awakens. Which would be something like 30 years having past since the Battle at Lothal. Meaning about 50 years since Ahsoka Tano walked away from the Jedi Order during the Clone Wars.
That's a long time.
Oh I get that, it's just the whole leaving it on a cliffhanger as to the fate of said characters. (I'm not sure cliffhanger is the right word but they sure slapped a big question mark over Ezra). As Wormhole said they could be saving that plot for another thing entirely; movie, comics, vidja game, etc. I just assumed, possibly wrongly, that with a new series in the same universe by "more or less the same people?" that they would use it perhaps as part of their premise. Personally it seems that not many expected them to go back to Ashoka after the franchise changed hands and and CW was cancelled while there is a bit more impetus for them to carry on the tale of Ezra as they chose to end the story there.
As I said I'm not pushing for this to be the plot of the series and personally felt it was a mistake to have Jedi in Rebels at all and would be quite happy for the new series to go Force free.
Now that you say that I realise I could be really fudging time here. The last shot of Rebels was post RotJ and this is post RotJ so I'm kind of assuming they're set in the same time period where as now that I stop and think about it there could/is about thirty year between RotJ and TFA. Thus the two "stories" could be both set post RotJ and be decades from each other. Sorry everyone. I think Wormhole was right all along.
The last scene in Rebels is shortly after Endor. They didn’t give an exact year, but at least 1.
I wouldn't say it was a cliffhanger, no. It was an ending to the story they were telling about Ezra and Thrawn, one that cleared them from the board to explain their absence in the original trilogy, but one that avoided killing them outright because it was a kids' show, and also left some lingering threads that could potentially be picked up at some point. Lots of endings leave some note of ambiguity without actually being guarantees of continuation.
Sometimes the goal of an ending like that is simply to end on a note of hope. When the makers of Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan reshot the ending to include the shot of Spock's torpedo/coffin intact on the Genesis planet, they didn't actually know at that point that they'd be resurrecting him in the next film. They just knew that the original ending was too depressing for test audiences, so they reworked it to offer some vague hope so the audience would feel better about the ending. This may be the same thing. Rebels had to end with Kanan and Ezra gone, so that Luke would be the last hope of the Jedi, but killing them both off would've been too depressing, so Ezra's journey had to end with more of a ray of hope to it.
Thinking about the idea that Resistance is set 30 plus years after Rebels, I'm not sure I really want the story to pick up the Ezra threads. It just seems like far too convenient and small universe-y to do so. Unless they do something crazy like make Ezra Snoke.
(Please don't make Ezra Snoke.)
Of course it's a cliffhanger. The final scene even has Ahsoka and Sabine setting out to go after Ezra. It's every bit a cliffhanger as the ending of TESB was concerning Han having gotten frozen and taken off to Jabba.
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