The Ewoks From 'Star Wars' Might Be Getting Their Own Series
A return to the Moon of Endor might be on the cards in the coming years.
With the approaching launch of Disney+ in the United States, scheduled for late-2019, rumors about the projects which could be based on the biggest licences held by the company are proliferating. One rumor in particular was especially exciting: a Star Wars series dedicated to Jar Jar Binks and his conquest of the Republic, when he revealed his true identity as a Sith lord. And it seems that Disney is indeed working on yet another series set in the universe created by George Lucas, but this time focusing on its most adorable inhabitants, the Ewoks.
Appearing in Return of the Jedi, these humanoid mammals live on the wooded moon of Endor. They kidnapped Han Solo, Chewbacca, Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa before coming to their assistance during the Battle of Endor, a decisive victory for the Rebel Alliance with the destruction of the second Death Star. One of the most famous Ewoks is Wicket W. Warrick, the leader of a powerful tribe. We're not too sure what the plot of a series about these characters might be, besides an invasion of Endor by the Empire or the continuation of their adventures following the destruction of their celestial weapon.
Despite their apparent mutism, the Ewoks have already been the focus of two Star Wars television films, released in 1984 and 1985. Wicket and his companions were also the subject of a cartoon about the early stages of the Battle of Endor and the arrival of Han Solo's troop on their planet. We'll find out more at the "Star Wars Celebration" in Chicago which will begin on April 11, where the first trailers for Episode IX and the series The Mandalorian will likely be screened.
As well as the rumors about the Ewoks and the show by Jon Favreau, for which filming is now complete, we know that Disney+ is also developing a spin-off about Cassian Andor from the film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Other rumors also mention a series about Obi-Wan Kenobi, Lando Calrissian and Qi’ra, the character played by Emilia Clarke in Solo: A Star Wars Story. The Force is strong with Disney.
Article translated by: Eleanor Staniforth
By Adrien Delage, published on 22/03/2019