Dave Filoni Spearheads Another Animated Series!
It was announced today that Disney XD is adding a new animated series this fall, with creator Dave Filoni. This will be Filoni’s third TV show under the Star Wars banner. Star Wars Resistance will follow Kazuda Xiono, a young pilot tasked with gaining information on a new threat in the galaxy, The First Order. With that in mind, we can assume this takes place before the events of The Force Awakens. That marks this as being one of the first stories to show us what the New Republic looked like.
Dave Filoni spoke to starwars.com about the show, saying:
The idea for Star Wars Resistance came out of my interest in World War II aircraft and fighter pilots. My grandfather was a pilot and my uncle flew and restored planes, so that’s been a big influence on me. There’s a long history of high-speed racing in Star Wars, and I think we’ve captured that sense of excitement in an anime-inspired style, which is something the entire team has been wanting to do for a long time.”
These comments may hint at a strong emphasis on dog-fight style combat and daring piloting adventures.
Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie will be reprising their roles as Poe and Phasma, respectively. They are joined by the following voice actors: Donald Faison (Scrubs), Jim Rash (Community), Christopher Sean (Days of Our Lives), Suzie McGrath (East Enders), Scott Lawrence (Legion), Myrna Velasco (Elena of Avalor), Josh Brener (Silicon Valley), Bobby Moynihan (DuckTales), and Rachel Butera (Tammy’s Tiny Tea Time).
We will keep you updated as the weeks go on with more details on this new Star Wars story!
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MTFBWY! Written by Tyler Bucks