We know that Lucasfilm is working closer together than ever before with all their different Star Wars projects coming out in the future, but know we have gotten our first official word that we may be seeing some of that close synergy with Episode VII and “Star Wars Rebels.” Entertainment Weekly has posted a new article today, where they exclusively learned from Executive Producer Simon Kinberg that we can expect to see some elements of Episode VII make their way into “Star Wars Rebels” first. Here is what Simon Kinberg had to say about that in the Entertainment Weekly article:
“It’s a very integrated process, there’s real communication between all the filmmakers because we’re all part of a larger timeline. There is absolutely communication and integration between the different stories. We are very aware of what they’re doing in VII, and we also have to click into place with Episode IV.”
“There are characters, vehicles, imagery that are introduced in the show before we’ve ever seen them in the movies, possibly including VII.”
It’s definitely been speculated by fans for awhile that “Star Wars Rebels” may have some type of direct connection to Episode VII, but it’s definitely great to hear if from an official source that that will indeed be the case. But in regards to how big or small those connections will be, we’ll just have to wait and see, and continue to speculate until December 18th 2015! But until then, you can check out some cool new “Star Wars Rebels” images from Entertainment Weekly.