The ever-expanding intergalactic narratives contained in the Star Wars the universe is so elaborate in its self-contained arcs that each character deserves their own solo film or series. And so, here comes another project from the Mandalorian world, which could probably be the long-awaited one Rebels live-action series that fans have been waiting for quite impatiently.
Set to function as a spin-off series set in the MandoVerse, Rebels is just one of the many viable nominees ripe for the taking, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy nods.
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Lucasfilm is to expand the MandoVerse with another spinoff
Since the late 70s, a universe of Skywalkers, Jedi, rogues, rebels and droids has swept us up in its enigmatic, larger-than-life storytelling, where each character presents the opportunity to branch out into multiple experiences and diverse adventures , in and of itself. This universe, known to us all as Star Warsspawned another self-contained elemental space in its own right that began with 2019’s first Lucasfilm x Disney+ series, The Mandalorianstarring Pedro Pascal.
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Now popularly called the MandoVerse for its sheer scope and ever-growing story, The Mandalorian paved the way for such respectable characters as Boba Fett and Ahsoka, who now each have their own series (or are in development). The Skeleton crew is also set to come out in 2023 alongside Ahsoka and will fall under the banner of MandoVerse, which was Rangers of the New Republic shall. After Gina Carano’s controversial tenure and eventual firing, the latter faced the ax while other series continued to establish deep roots in their host universe.
With Katee Sackhoff’s Bo-Katan Kryze still vying for a solo project within the MandoVerse, it now appears that something far more imminent has caught the eye of genius duo Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, who have now taken another step forward in their commitments to the Lucasfilm universe.
Is a new spinoff series, RebelsDo you want to see the light of day?
Back at Anaheim 2022, Jon Favreau announced that a future cross-over event is on the cards and will be a culmination of the events that have built up to this point in the MandoVerse. The on-screen ensemble project, which will serve as a climactic episode in the chronology of events, will very much be a celebration of the characters that the fandom has witnessed under the Disney+ banner, with a few notable exceptions (like Obi-Wan Kenobi), of course .
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On Patreon, an industry insider has claimed that Favreau has been hard at work bringing another series to the screen, codenamed “Ghost Track 17”. The details of what the project will be centered around have not yet been made public, although the chronology places the crossing after Return of the Jedi. A few easter eggs gleaned from the codenames have allowed fans to decode that the speculated live-action series could be Rebels due to the Ghost VCX 100 being the main ship primarily seen in the animated series.
— Star Wars – The Direct (@StarWars_Direct) 5 January 2023
They had all the characters make a live action Rebels series. They just need Zeb.
— Colby_R (@Colfern326) 5 January 2023
omggggg it’s ghost as in pic.twitter.com/mHBZMVcKHL
— follow my ig🙃 (@odxinson) 5 January 2023
The Mandoverse keeps getting bigger and bigger. I wonder when and in what form we can expect to see the “climatic event” that was supposed to unify the story
— Francesco | Avatar: The Way Of Water (@francescoteofi) 5 January 2023
— Black Shadow (Barbie Enjoyer) (@BlackShadowCOPY) 5 January 2023
DID YOU GHOST
— Anabelle (@anabelle_dawn) 5 January 2023
Also the upcoming Ahsoka will also serve as an extension of the events of the animated project, Star Wars: Rebelsand it may well be possible that the Rosario Dawson-helmed series could finally be hinting at the show aiming for a live-action debut on Disney+ after a successful 4-season run that ended in 2018, a year before MandoVerse launched itself on streaming platform.
All seasons of The Mandalorian is now available to stream on Disney+.