Disney Changes Star Wars Rebels Season 4 Air Time

Gladys Abbott
September 13, 2017

As Star Wars fans continue to debate Lucasfilm's decision to place J.J. Abrams back in the director's chair for Star Wars: Episode IX, more changes are on the horizon of a galaxy far, far away.

Speaking at a press event in Japan over the weekend, Rian Johnson revealed Gordon-Levitt will be making a unique appearance in the upcoming flick. And if Rogue One: A Star Wars Story confirmed the public's enthusiasm with a little over one billion last December, Disney has a vested interest to maintain firm control of the brand and to minimize the risks.

The Last Jedi hits theaters this December 15th, which can not arrive soon enough.

J.J. Abrams is returning to "Star Wars", and will replace Colin Trevorrow as writer and director of "Episode IX". Han Solo lost both of its original directors, and much of filming is being redone from scratch under the guidance of new director Ron Howard.

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Abrams takes over from Colin Trevorrow, who left the project last week, with Lucasfilm and parent company Disney citing creative differences as the reason for his departure.

J. J. Abrams seems to be the smarter choice for the enterprise, that pays for, clearly, the guarantee of a blockbuster, well packed by a craftsman who has fully understood and accepted the laws of Kathleen Kennedy.

Last week, word came out that Star Wars Rebels had finally received its October premiere date. Some Star Wars fans and film and TV-focused outlets such as IndieWire pointed out that they would have liked to see Lucasfilm choose a minority director to improve diversity behind the camera. So long as it's better than the Star Wars Holiday Special, there's nothing wrong with Star Wars during the holidays.

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