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Star Wars Rebels: Meet Simon Kinberg, Executive Producer
Jay Cochran - December 18, 2013




StarWars.com speaks with Simon Kinberg, executive producer of the upcoming Star Wars Rebels animated series. The acclaimed writer discusses his love of storytelling, the focus of Star Wars Rebels, and more.

Kinberg grew up loving movies, comics, and "worshipping Star Wars." In creating Star Wars Rebels, the goal is to create something that is true to the original films, but exists on its own. "The hope and the dream is that the experience of Rebels is similar to the experience of watching A New Hope, and Empire, and Jedi for the first time," he says.

He calls Darth Vader the greatest villain in the history of storytelling, and that that legacy went into creating the Inquisitor. They wanted him to be formidable and terrifying, but also show that it's possible for anyone to end up like him, which makes him more terrifying.

Favorite Star Wars film? "Empire Strikes Back without question," Kinberg says, citing the drama between Vader and Luke Skywalker as the most resonant story in the films.

Favorite character? "Han, because he is everything that every guy ever wanted to be." Kinberg loves his look and his Western vibe.

Ultimately, he sees Star Wars Rebels as having an important task. "Rebels is going to be the first point of entry for a new generation of Star Wars fans," he says, "and it will hopefully be a point of return for existing Star Wars fans."



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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  
DarthJoe
2016-09-23
11:48 pm

*SPOILER* I was surprised by the way the season ended. I really thought they would kill off Kanan for some reason.   How is this a spoiler?  In case someone who hasn't watched the first season yet reads this. Wondering if Kanan is going to die at the hands of the Empire was kind of t... read more 
Wheeljack35
2016-09-23
11:42 pm

*SPOILER* I was surprised by the way the season ended. I really thought they would kill off Kanan for some reason.   How is this a spoiler?  
DarthJoe
2016-09-23
9:45 pm

Finally got a chance to sit down and watch the entire first season, and I'm glad I gave it a chance. *SPOILER* I was surprised by the way the season ended. I really thought they would kill off Kanan for some reason.  
SKYWARP
2016-09-13
4:52 am

Yeah I didn't pick up till late in season 1, after catching a few episodes I kinda got hooked.  Then once season 2 started it really got good.  So I would say definitely give it a chance DarthJoe  
DarthJoe
2016-09-13
1:35 am

No way this is for kids Well my point was, it seems that way if you only go by the first four episodes or so. Clone Wars was a lot the same way if I recall. The trailers for season 2 and 3 make it look a lot more interesting.  
Wheeljack35
2016-09-13
12:25 am

No way this is for kids  
DarthJoe
2016-09-12
3:30 pm

I tried watching this when it first started and couldn't get into it. It seemed like it was more for little kids. After watching that trailers for season 2 and 3, I might have to give it anther shot... 
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