In a new interview
with IGN's Eric Goldman from WonderCon last weekend, Star Wars Rebels
executive producer Dave Filoni explored the process of creating his new series set five years before A New Hope
. He explained that his team was closely scrutinizing the original films for clues that would shape the progression of their stories, and he touched on the motivations and histories of the five characters at the center of the show.
Here's an excerpt from the interview where Filoni describes the tone of the series:
[O]ur tone is classic Star Wars, very much I think, I'm hoping, A New Hope, because I find that it's probably the most balanced. I mean, Vader doesn't pull any punches. Certainly, Captain Antilles figured that out. But you still have things like Jawas. I love a movie that can encompass both of those things. I think that when we say "lighter tone," I just mean I hope it's in some ways funny. I think that everyone would agree that something that Marvel has done brilliantly is weave comedy into all of their action movies. They need that. I think with Clone Wars, we weren't nearly as good at that. It was very dark and serious most of the time. So I'm just looking for it to be more balanced now.Click here
to read the full interview.