New Director for Star Wars Rebels
Dave Filoni has been a “force” in Star Wars since October of 2008, having directed the Emmy winning “Clone Wars” animated show and the first two seasons of “Rebels”.
However, reports are surfacing that Filoni has been replaced for Season 3 of the new Star Wars animated show by Justin Ridge. Filoni retains his Executive Producer credit on the show.
There’s no indication why the change-up was made. We’ve reached out to both Disney and Lucasfilm, but have not received a comment at this time. However, Star Wars guru Pablo Hidalgo did send a tweet saying that this was more about Ridge stepping up than Filoni stepping down.
This does, however, add fuel to the fire that another new show could be in the works and Lucasfilm is shifting Filoni’s talents to that show instead.
The third season of Rebels debuts tonight on Disney XD.