In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, Dave Filoni further hinted at what fans can expect from Star Wars Rebels, and he also gave assurances that the upcoming series won’t feel as unfamiliar as some fans fear. After all, the same team responsible for Star Wars: The Clone Wars will be responsible for bringing Rebels to fruition.

Rebels is expected to be different from how some fans have come to perceive Star Wars since the prequels, however. Taking place during the time between Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, the series will focus on the group of heroes responsible for the formation of the Rebel Alliance.

The series is expected to be similar in tone to the original trilogy – Snappy dialogue, non-stop action… and no more politics! According to Filoni, “you’ll be in scenarios where you hear things have taken place that are furthering the story, but you won’t be watching those politics unfold. It’s on a more human level.” Some more familiar elements – the Force, lightsaber battles – will be part of a “less-is-more” approach.

The look of Rebels was greatly influenced by both the conceptual paintings that Ralph McQuarrie created for the original trilogy and the designs of Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki.

“The biggest thing is you want older fans to watch and say, ‘Wow that looks like “Star Wars,”‘ and I want the younger fans who have never experienced it before to experience it the way I experienced ‘A New Hope,'” Filoni said.

You can read the interview in its entirety right here.

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