There’s still a year to wait, but Star Wars fans everywhere can whet their appetite with the first official teaser for Disney‘s new animated Star Wars Rebels series. It’s only a teaser, although it does hint at what we can expect in animation style and mood. Will it live up to rabid fan expectations?
Let’s start with a look at the creative team behind the project. Dave Filoni (Star Wars: Clone Wars) and Greg Weisman (Gargoyles) are in leading the project. Both of those series have considerable devoted fan bases which attest to the quality of their creators. Star Wars Rebels is being written to include all the canon of the movies, even the currently in production Star Wars: Episode VII.
Star Wars Rebels takes place during the two-decade lull between Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope and centers around a teen character, as the Rebel Alliance begins to take shape. Luke is right out, who would want to watch him farm moisture for years on end?
We should get some news out of the Disney panel at next weekend’s New York Comic Con, but I wouldn’t get my hopes up. Most likely it will be a rehash of previously released material and this teaser. If there is anything new, we’ll bring it to you here.