NYCC 2013 Video: Star Wars Rebels: The Empire Returns
October 13, 2013

In this special video that debuted at New York Comic Con 2013, Dave Filoni, executive producer of Star Wars Rebels, takes fans behind-the-scenes of the upcoming animated series and discusses the prominent role the Empire will play in the show. Filoni introduces some of the creative team involved in Star Wars Rebels, including executive producers Simon Kinberg and Greg Weisman, Kiri Hart (head of development), Pablo Hidalgo (from Lucasfilm’s Story Group), and more, including many Star Wars: The Clone Wars veterans like Kilian Plunkett, Joel Aron, and Steward Lee.

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Filoni says the crew is very excited to finally get to tell stories with the Empire as the main villain, noting the show will feature TIE fighters, Stormtroopers, and classic Star Wars bad guys. And the series will feature a new marquee villain, revealed here first: the Inquisitor, a mysterious figure who is “tasked by Darth Vader to hunt down the remaining Jedi Knights.”

Star Wars Rebels is set to debut on Disney XD in 2014. Stay tuned to StarWars.com for more on this highly anticipated animated series.

 

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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