Star Wars Resistance is now only a couple short months away. We knew this cartoon would take place between Return of the Jedi and the Force Awakens. Initially, it was thought this might take place a bit closer to Jedi, but an attentive fan has figured otherwise.
A synopsis on starwars.com says in its opening sentence that Resistance will take place only six months before The Force Awakens. Given that Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma are not only in the cartoon, but will be voiced by Oscar Isaacs and Gwendolyn Christie, it makes sense.
If you catch little sentences all over Star Wars literature and what else has been rumored, the First Order has known about for some time. It’s just the New Republic wants to ignore them and disband the military. Meanwhile Leia and Co recognize the threat and form the Resistance. This new cartoon will flush out the Resistance’s investigations and first contacts with The First Order.
How Long Can It Run?
It will be interesting to see not only how long this cartoon runs, but exactly how close it will come to the actual movie. It has already been confirmed that General Organa will be in the cartoon, voiced by a different actress of course, but other that that, I really do not see a way to cross paths with any other iconic movie characters. Luke has gone into hiding and Han is ‘not failing’ people for the second and third times.
I wonder if this will have a Clone Wars feel to it in some ways. The first couple of seasons were directed at kids, but as the seasons went along it started catering to older audiences. From the teaser trailer that was released, it feels very much like a Ben 10 style cartoon, but as it gets closer and closer to the movie, how do they not make it more serious? We shall see.
We also have the possibility that if they wish to keep the show running, the six months prior to the movie will evaporate quickly, and it may run into, and even past, the events of The Force Awakens. The events of TFA are so tightly focused on the main characters, it would be very easy to keep the cartoon going to tell other stories during the same time as TFA.
Star Wars Resistance premieres on the Disney channel on Oct 7, and will continue on Disney XD.