Star Wars Resistance to fill the hole left behind by Rebels featuring a distinctive cel-shaded art style
With the end of Star Wars Rebels earlier this year, it comes as no surprise that Disney already had another show in the works to fill its place.
Star Wars Resistance was officially announced by Disney back in April of this year and now we have our first look at this new show.
Set just a few months before the events of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, this new story will follow a young pilot, Kazuda Xiono, who has been recruited into the resistance to help spy on the growing forces of the First Order.
The most obvious point of this new cartoon is the cel-shaded art style that has already divided the fans. However, as this show is still obviously aimed at the younger crowd, I don’t think Disney will be too worried about any backlash.
Personally, I really like what I’m seeing. I’m a fan of cel-shading and there has been a lot of video games, cartoons and the odd film that have used this technique before. Most famously, Zelda: Breath of the Wild and the Keanu Reeves film, A Scanner Darkly.
Star War Resistance features an all-new cast and with it being set so close to the events of The Force Awakens, there will be guest appearances by Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma. Both Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie will reprise their on-screen roles respectively.
Star Wars Resistance will premiere on the Disney channel in the US on October 7th. Shortly afterwards it will debut on Disney XD in the US and around the world.