The ever-expanding intergalactic narratives contained within the Star Wars universe are so elaborate in their self-contained arcs that each character deserves their own solo movie or series. And so, here comes another project from the world of the Mandalorian, which could probably be the long-anticipated Rebels live-action series that the fans have been quite impatiently waiting for.
Set to serve as a spin-off series placed within the MandoVerse, Rebels is just one of the numerous viable nominees ripe for the taking, once Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy gives the nod.
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Lucasfilm Set to Expand MandoVerse With Another Spinoff
Since the late ’70s, a universe comprised of Skywalkers, Jedi, rogues, rebels, and droids have swept us up in its enigmatic, larger-than-life storytelling where each character presents the possibility of branching out into multiple experiences and manifold adventures, in and of itself. This universe, known to us all as Star Wars, gave rise to another self-contained elemental space within itself that began with 2019’s first Lucasfilm x Disney+ series, The Mandalorian, starring Pedro Pascal.
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Now popularly called the MandoVerse for its vast scope and ever-increasing storyline, the Mandalorian paved the path for such esteemable characters as Boba Fett and Ahsoka, who each now have their own series (or are in development). The Skeleton Crew is also set to come out in 2023 alongside Ahsoka and will fall under the banner of MandoVerse, as was the Rangers of the New Republic supposed to. Following Gina Carano’s controversial tenure and eventual firing, the latter faced the axe while other series went on to establish deep roots within their host universe.
With Katee Sackhoff’s Bo-Katan Kryze still vying for a solo project within MandoVerse, it now looks like something far more imminent has caught the eyes of the genius duo, Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni, who has now taken another step forward in their commitments to the Lucasfilm universe.
Is a New Spinoff Series, Rebels, Set to See the Light of Day?
Back at Anaheim 2022, Jon Favreau announced a future cross-over event is on the slate and will be a culmination of the events that have been building up to this point in the MandoVerse. The onscreen ensemble project which will serve as a climactic episode in the chronology of events will very much be a celebration of the characters that the fandom has witnessed under the Disney+ banner, with a few notable exceptions (like Obi-Wan Kenobi), of course.
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On Patreon, an industry insider has claimed that Favreau has been hard at work bringing another series to the screens, codenamed “Ghost Track 17”. The details of what the project will be centered around are yet to be made public, although the chronology places the crossover after the Return of the Jedi. A few easter eggs drawn from the codenames have allowed fans to decode that the speculated live-action series could be Rebels due to Ghost VCX 100 being the main ship that can primarily be seen in the animated series.
RUMOR: Dave Filoni & Jon Favreau are reportedly developing a new #TheMandalorian spin-off under the codename 'Ghost Track 17'! Details: https://t.co/2JcKYeniIE pic.twitter.com/X3Wxx8aPF2
— Star Wars – The Direct (@StarWars_Direct) January 5, 2023
They got all the characters to do a live action Rebels series. They just need Zeb.
— Colby_R (@Colfern326) January 5, 2023
omggggg is it ghost as in pic.twitter.com/mHBZMVcKHL
— follow my ig🙃 (@odxinson) January 5, 2023
The mandoverse keeps getting bigger and bigger. I wonder when and in what form we can expect to see the “climactic event” that should unite the storylines
— Francesco | Avatar: The Way Of Water (@francescoteofi) January 5, 2023
— Black Shadow (Barbie Enjoyer) (@BlackShadowCOPY) January 5, 2023
DID YOU SAY GHOST
— Anabelle (@anabelle_dawn) January 5, 2023
Moreover, the upcoming Ahsoka will also serve as an extension of the events of the animated project, Star Wars: Rebels, and it could very well be possible that the Rosario Dawson-helmed series might finally hint toward the show aiming for a live-action debut at Disney+ after a successful 4 season run that ended in 2018, a year before MandoVerse launched itself at the streaming platform.
All seasons of The Mandalorian are now available for streaming on Disney+.