Ew.com reports the team behind the Star Wars Rebels animated series is working with the creators of Episode VII with it said fans might see the new ships, locations, characters and weapons from the movie first in the Disney TV show.
"It’s a very integrated process, there’s real communication between all the filmmakers because we’re all part of a larger timeline,” Rebels executive producer Simon Kinberg said. “There is absolutely communication and integration between the different stories. We are very aware of what they’re doing in VII, and we also have to click into place with Episode IV.
"There are characters, vehicles, imagery that are introduced in the show before we’ve ever seen them in the movies, possibly including VII," Kingberg said.
Star Wars Rebels premiers first with an hour-long movie debuting October 3rd on Disney Channel, and then starts its regular run on October 13th on Disney XD.
A new batch of images has also been released: