Bruce Timm has been one of the defining names in animation for the past 20 years. After having worked on classic shows such as Tiny Toon Adventures and The Real Ghostbusters, he co-created Batman: The Animated Series and helped steer DC Comics animated properties to such a degree that they’re sometimes referred to collectively as “the Timmverse.” But what if Bruce Timm abandoned DC in favor of a galaxy far, far away? These Timm Star Wars sketches have us wishing Disney would put together a Bruce Timm-led Star Wars animated series ASAP.
That’s probably just wishful thinking on our part, but you never know. Now that a new canon is being introduced and all things Star Wars will be official and coordinated as part of the same fictional universe, there’s no real reason we couldn’t get an animated series following Luke, Han, Leia, and the rest, set in the gaps between the Original Trilogy films. That’s the approach the Marvel Star Wars comics took back in the day, not to mention Brian Wood’s current Star Wars ongoing series for Dark Horse. And hey, Mark Hamill is already an experienced voice actor, so one third of the core trio is already well prepared for a potential Star Wars animated series.
In the meantime, however, the only Star Wars TV series confirmed to be in the works is Star Wars Rebels, which will explore the origins of the Rebellion in the years between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. There are still rumblings that we might eventually get to see the long-rumored Star Wars: Underworld that’s been in development nearly as long as we can remember, but at this point Underworld has become the Loch Ness Monster of Star Wars projects: every once in a while somebody will catch a glimpse of it from a distance, but never close enough to convince most of us that it actually exists.
At any rate, the Star Wars characters look great rendered in Timm’s distinctive style. Are you listening, Disney? Call Bruce Timm and make this happen!