“Star Wars Rebels” Won’t End At “Rogue One”

With the upcoming fourth season of Disney XD’s “Star Wars Rebels” to serve as the animated series’ last, there’s an obvious question being raised – will it tie into the events of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”?

In the “Star Wars” timeline, the show’s events have been moving towards the same time period of last year’s spin-off film “Rogue One” – a film which famously included a character, Saw Gerrera, who was seen in Rebels.

Eagle-eyed fans have spotted the Rebels ship ‘Ghost’ both on Yavin IV and at the Battle of Scarif in “Rogue One”. So the obvious question is if we’ll see said Battle from the POV of the Ghost crew. Showrunner Dave Filoni tells Slashfilm that it’s not going to happen:

“I don’t think that would be right. It would be to hinge this series end on a battle we’ve already seen the outcome of in a feature film. It would be a little bit repetitious, anticlimactic.

I think as an initial impulse it sounds great. But the more you think about it, you go hmm I don’t know, it would kind of taper your expectations and the tension would be cut quite a bit.

I like our ending. And I love that battle. I think it would be neat to see that battle one day from the Ghost’s perspective because we know the Ghost is there, but we don’t know who is in the Ghost. So that’s kind of a good question that needs to be answered.”

The fourth season of ‘Rebels’ is slated to premiere later this year.