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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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SnTrooper
2015-05-02
6:04 pm

For anyone that doesn't have cable and hasn't been able to watch the show (like me) the full first season is available on [URL=" (link) over the weekend. 
hamsterboy
2015-05-01
3:17 am

It says after that new episodes will air in the Fall. Sounds like we'll have a long wait until Season 2 actually starts. 
Wheeljack35
2015-05-01
12:34 am

(link) Star Wars Rebels Season Two Set to Premiere June 20 
hamsterboy
2015-04-24
10:25 pm

[quote name='Bespin refugee' timestamp='1429467823' post='16820347'] The clones have accelerated aging, twice the normal rate, w/ Boba being an unaltered clone; I'm guessing Rex & Wolffe are approx. 20-30 yrs older (AOTC/Clone Wars + 3-5yrs = ROTS + 10 = Rebels?) ... read more 
hamsterboy
2015-04-22
11:23 pm

If she does,will Vader call her Snips? 
Wheeljack35
2015-04-20
12:54 am

I wonder if Ashoka will run into Vader 
Bespin refugee
2015-04-19
6:23 pm

The clones have accelerated aging, twice the normal rate, w/ Boba being an unaltered clone; I'm guessing Rex & Wolffe are approx. 20-30 yrs older (AOTC/Clone Wars + 3-5yrs = ROTS + 10 = Rebels?) 
hamsterboy
2015-04-19
5:25 pm

Clones seem to age pretty fast. Isn't this around 10 years after RotS? 
Bespin refugee
2015-04-19
4:49 am

[url= (link) Anaheim: Season 2 Poster & Trailer[/url] 
Bespin refugee
2015-03-05
5:57 pm

[url= (link) Witwer to voice Emperor Palpatine?[/url] 
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