The second Star Wars fans learned fan-favorite Star Wars Rebels characters would be making their live-action debut in Ahsoka (well, except for Zeb, who has already completed his jump to live-action), the phrase “Rebels sequel” went wild.
Granted, this wasn’t the first time fans started ranting about a sequel, or some addition to the series that ended after four seasons. But it needs to be the last.
Star Wars Rebels is the closest thing we will probably ever get to a perfect Star Wars TV show. Not because it itself is a near-perfect series, but because it does something most shows never have and never will: It ends exactly when and where it should.
The show tells the story of a crew of rebels facing greater and darker challenges as the show progresses. Throughout each season, its members grow individually as well as in their relationships with each other.
Though it may not be a perfect series from start to finish, its ending is flawless. Every member of the team has learned everything they needed to learn. They have given everything they possibly could have to achieve victory over the Galactic Empire. There’s even an epilogue that explains where each character ends up later.
There is absolutely no need to continue the story of the Ghost Crew. In fact, doing so would almost certainly dampen the magic of the series’ ending.
However, that doesn’t mean featuring these characters in a story like Ahsoka isn’t exciting, or that it shouldn’t be celebrated.
It’s just not a Rebels sequel or a continuation of that specific show. No matter what Dave Filoni says.
Star Wars: Ahsoka arrives August 23 with a two-episode premiere exclusively on Disney+.
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