Microsoft and Lucasfilm have announced a new collaboration for the upcoming Star Wars series, Star Wars Rebels, the first to be produced by Disney and distributed by Disney/Lucasfilm.
This marks a significant change for the Star Wars franchise, which has seen its first new films since 1999 released in 2014.
It follows a string of new Star Wars films that have been released over the past two years, including The Force Awakens, Star Trek Into Darkness, Rogue One, and The Last Jedi.
It marks a shift in direction for the series, which originally starred the likes of Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and Adam Driver, as well as two new female leads, Daisy Ridley and Rose Leslie.
However, Disney and LucasFilm have been working on new films for the franchise for years, with the first film being released in 2018.
This new collaboration with Disney is a huge step for the future of the franchise, and could provide a significant boost for the development of future films, which are currently being written, directed, and produced by both Lucasfilm and Disney.
The two-part series will be released on September 18 and 20, 2020, in both the United States and Canada.
In the US, it will be available to stream on Disney Movies Anywhere and on Netflix, along with the rest of the Disney XD channel.
In Canada, it’s available on the Disney Movies Network, and in cinemas on August 6 and 7.
Star Wars fans will be able to catch up on the latest updates on Twitter using the hashtag #RebelsFirst.
Star Wars Rebels will be the first of several Star Wars spinoffs to be announced this year.
Earlier this year, Disney announced plans for an animated Star Wars prequel series that would begin production in 2021.
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