If you’ve been paying attention, you know that the recently launched animated series Star Wars Rebels, which begins it proper television run later tonight on Disney XD, is just the first piece in a massive expansion of the Star Wars universe. The now Disney-owned Lucasfilm is taking the Marvel approach, crafting an expansive picture where everything is connected. We’ve heard various ways that Rebels will link up to movies like J.J. Abrams Star Wars: Episode VII, and the way they’re going about this continues to become more and more clear.
Executive producer and showrunner Dave Filoni recently talked about the series and the ever-expanding universe with SFGate. Venturing back to this world for the first time since The Clone Wars, which he also worked on, he says, “There were certain things we needed to get right.” This trickles all the way down to even the music, which they certainly get right in Rebels, using John Williams’ iconic score to create a tone and feel that has that distinct Star Wars flair.