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Star Wars Rebels: Meet Greg Weisman, Executive Producer
Jay Cochran - December 03, 2013


Greg Weisman, executive producer of Star Wars Rebels, chats with StarWars.com about Lucasfilm's upcoming animated series, his career journey, and more.



Star Wars Rebels leans towards Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope in terms of tone, Weisman explains, and shows the early days of the Rebellion. When the series begins, the Rebellion is not yet organized, and the series will show how the Alliance forms over the course of seasons. "That is tremendously exciting," he says.

Weisman says he is a longtime geek, having read comics from a young age and getting his start as an editorial assistant at DC Comics. He worked his way up to associate editor and then transitioned into animation, eventually creating the Gargoyles cartoon for Walt Disney Television Animation, and recently worked on Young Justice.

Weisman saw Star Wars for the first time in 1977, when he was 13 years old, and loved it -- but The Empire Strikes Back stands as his favorite film the series. "Empire...blew my mind," he says, and also talks about his favorite Star Wars character and scene.

Despite all the hard work that goes into it, Weisman is very excited about Star Wars Rebels. "It's just really cool," he says.



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Bespin refugee
2016-11-08
1:48 am

Episode 3.08: "Iron Squadron"   
Wheeljack35
2016-11-06
2:18 pm

Those Mandos in the last episode, their design was very McQuarrie. Really nice. I would love to see a 6 inch figure, even though I won't hold my breath. Yeah I noticed that too 
Kill Solo
2016-11-06
2:58 am

Those Mandos in the last episode, their design was very McQuarrie. Really nice. I would love to see a 6 inch figure, even though I won't hold my breath.  
Bespin refugee
2016-10-07
3:33 pm

 
Satam
2016-10-06
9:19 pm

^I have a pretty good idea, now to see if another 'legend'/Infinities becomes 'canon'...      
Bespin refugee
2016-10-04
10:06 pm

^I have a pretty good idea, now to see if another 'legend'/Infinities becomes 'canon'...      
Wheeljack35
2016-10-02
11:54 pm

A question for who that seen episode 2.I think I know who Darth Maul was referring to when he said "he's alive".Does anybody else think they know who it is?  
SKYWARP
2016-09-26
6:08 am

Watched season 3 episode 1 this weekend.  I won't spoil it for anyone but I thought it was pretty good.  First part of the episode was very interesting  indeed.  Ill explain that later once everyones had a chance to see it.  
DarthJoe
2016-09-24
1:13 am

I have seen the trailer for the third season he is quite alive Point totally missed... 
Wheeljack35
2016-09-24
1:05 am

I have seen the trailer for the third season he is quite alive  
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