Ever since Lucasfilm announced the new Star Wars canon, fans have suspected and theorized that Star Wars Rebels will introduce elements that will then pop up later on in Episode VII. As Rebels is Disney’s first official Star Wars production, and is meant to hype people up for the bigger stuff coming next year with Episode VII, it makes a lot of sense.
Now Simon Kinberg has confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that we could see characters and vehicles in Rebels that are destined for Episode VII:
â€œThere are characters, vehicles, imagery that are introduced in the show before weâ€™ve ever seen them in the movies, possibly including VII.â€
The big rumor is that the villain, or the idea behind the villain, may be introduced at some point doing Rebels. This “confirmation” isn’t completely surprising to Star Wars fans, but it’s still nice to hear officially.