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Dave Filoni Explains Why the Battle of Scarif Won’t be Featured in Star Wars Rebels

April 22, 2017 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
Star Wars Rebels

IGN recently spoke to Star Wars Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni at Celebration, who spoke about the show’s final season. Since the ship of the heroes for the show, the Ghost, appeared in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Filoni was asked if the Battle of Scarif from the film could appear in the animated series. Below are some highlights.

Filoni on the Battle of Scarify not happening in the show: “I think it’s possible to tell the Rebels side of it, I just don’t know that I would do it in Star Wars Rebels. I think that there’s probably a fantastic story there about what exactly the Ghost is doing and who exactly is on board the Ghost, which I think is a big question. So I think there is a story there – but would we see that in Star Wars Rebels? I wouldn’t think so.”

On how the show won’t service the ending of another film or story: “This story, Star Wars Rebels, doesn’t work in service of ending in somebody else’s film or storyline. That’s Jyn’s story. This is Ezra’s story. I just don’t think there’s something that’s that important that could have been going on there. I think it’s important to keep them separate. It’s nice that they acknowledge each other. It’s nice that Saw is in Rebels and then he’s also in Rogue One. It’s nice that we have these bridges. Mon Mothma is also a bridge. Yavin itself becomes a bridge. That creates the continuity but I think getting too specific, because we would be locked in in that battle.”

Filoni on why it wouldn’t work: “Imagine if that was the final episode and we’re locked into that battle and you know how the battle ends already. You might not know what happened to them but you know how the battle ends and that might not be so exciting. It’s great as a continuity thing and it’s a fun exercise but I don’t think it would make a very good end to a series.”

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