A new trailer has been released for the upcoming animated series ‘Star Wars Rebels’ from Disney hitting T.V’s in September.
Starring a small band of heroes — Sabine, Kanan, Hera, Ezra, Zeb, and Chopper — Star Wars Rebels is set in a time where the Empire rules through fear and shrouds the galaxy in darkness. This trailer offers many new glimpses at sequences from the show, including the starship Ghost chased by TIE Fighters; young Ezra watching as a Star Destroyer looms overhead; Stormtroopers marching; a zero-g fight between our heroes and Imperials; and Kanan, a secret Jedi, assembling his lightsaber and preparing for battle. It ends, however, with an Imperial officer reporting to the Inquisitor — the Empire’s Jedi hunter, seen and heard here for the first time.
Star Wars Rebels begins five years before ‘A New Hope’ in the Star Wars saga and will be the first new addition to the Star Wars canon since it was redefined as including only the Star Wars films and the The Clone Wars animated series. Executive producer David Filoni said that there is a team in place to make sure that the story in Rebels does not conflict with the upcoming Episode VII. The series, executive produced by Dave Filoni, Simon Kinberg, and Greg Weisman, is scheduled to premiere in fall 2014 as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel and will be followed by a series on Disney XD.
Will this animated series be the perfect introduction into the upcoming Star Wars Movie or do you feel like it destroys the expanded universe? Check out the Star Wars Rebels Trailer, comment below and let me know