The massive mural at this year’s Star Wars Celebration Chicago unveils the official character looks for The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels. Two beloved animated series tied into the beloved lore, the former took place three years in between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith and elaborates on the relationship between Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, as well as their separate dynamic with other characters. The latter, meanwhile, predates the original trilogy and Rogue One focusing on a small band of heroes known as the Ghost Crew that contributed to the birth of stronger Rebellion.
Both shows have been loved by Star Wars fans. The Clone Wars in particular came at a time where there’s no influx of franchise content which helped the fanbase get through those times until the sequel trilogy was born in 2015’s The Force Awakens. Rebels, which was launched around the same time of the lore’s renaissance, proved that there are stories that can be told outside of the main Skywalker line. They’re both animated shows supposedly geared towards the younger Star Wars fanbase, and for years its older viewers wondered what it would they be like in a live-action setting. Now, they can finally know.
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Thanks to the massive Star Wars mural displayed at this year’s Celebration in Chicago, the public can now see what prominent characters from The Clone Wars and Rebels officially look like in live-action. The illustration, which is patterned based on the lore’s established timeline, includes a section for the films in the original and prequel trilogies, as well as one-offs such as Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One and Ron Howard’s Solo. The painting has one final section that has yet to be unveiled as it’s saved for the still-untiled Star Wars 9 directed J.J. Abrams. Check out the mural in the video shared by Jake Hamilton on Twitter below:
As revealed in last year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Disney is bringing back The Clone Wars for a proper ending. The series was untimely cancelled leaving several loose plot ends. With the show returning, Dave Filoni and his team has the opportunity to tie these hanging stories and maybe even plant new plot seeds that can be explored in other venues or better link it to other entires in the franchise. The show’s section in the mural is obviously inspired by Hayden Christensen’s and Ewan McGregor’s Anakin and Obi Wan with the addition of Ahsoka and Asajj Ventress.
Things are more interesting, however, when it came to the Rebels panel since the main characters in that series have yet to make it on the big screen. The Ghost Crew members are looking all kinds of cool with Kanan, Zeb, Hera, Sabine, and Chopper resembling their animated counterparts. They used a slightly older Ezra, interestingly, with a longer hair lending credence to what could eventually be a continuation of his story. Another intriguing interpretation is that of Grand Admiral Thrawn who has an uncanny resemblance to Pierce Brosnan. Between this and Ezra’s appearance, many are starting to entertain the idea that the show might launch a live-action spinoff.
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Source: Jake Hamilton