Star Wars Resistance will cross over.
Star Wars Resistance is the newest animated series in the canon timeline. Taking place a few months before The Force Awakens we have learned from the creative team that the Resistance series will cross over with events from Episode 7. Head writer Brandon Auman explains why Star Wars Resistance was set before The Force Awakens in an interview with SyFy:
“It’s a little hard for the younger fans to wrap their heads around it if it was, say 15 years before The Force Awakens. Then it’s a very nebulous timeline. You’re kind of not sure. The fact that we’ve got Poe Dameron and BB-8 from the very beginning — kids and any fan of any age automatically just know… ‘This is the new movies, this is where it’s gonna take place,’ so it’s just easier. And it was just fun to kind of roll in and back up a little bit instead of just trying to follow exactly where the movies are at.”
Timeline beneficial to Star Wars
Producer Justin Ridge also expanded on some great reasons why Resistance crossing over with The Force Awakens is so interesting and beneficial to the canon timeline:
“This is actually an interesting timeline because you have all this old tech that’s still around, and some of the old droids and things that are still working, but you have all the new tech from the new movies. It’s a cool hybrid of old and new. Even though it has more the lighthearted tone to it, there are still stakes. This is still Star Wars, there’s still good guys and bad guys, it’s just there’s not a war going on at this point, so we don’t start off heavy with conflict, we have to see how the First Order is building up. This is part of [series lead] Kaz Xiono’s mission: to figure out what that is and report it to the Resistance.”
Where will Star Wars Resistance take us?
These interviews give Star Wars fans a lot to think about. We now know that there will be no heavy conflict at the start of this series, simply because currently there is no war going on. But, that does not mean we won’t see it towards the end, after we see the build up of the First Order. What is really exciting about all this, is wondering what will cross over into the series? Will we learn more about Lor San Tekka and how he got the piece of the map that lead to Luke Skywalker?
If you are a fan of filling in the canon timeline this is defiantly an exciting time to see where this series take us. What would you like to see brought from The Force Awakens into the series? What do you think about where Star Wars Resistance takes place in the canon timeline? Let us know by leaving your comments or hit me up on Twitter @starwarsnerd574.