Even before anyone has settled into their SDCC 2014 hotel room or picked up their convention badge, Disney XD has released the extended Star Wars: Rebels trailer into the Internet wild. SO much for saving it for the big Star Wars: Rebels panel on Thursday, but you have to admit that it’s a pretty savvy ploy to capture attention just before SDCC kicks off. There’s a couple of Star Wars ah-ha moments. Take a look and find out which will be your favorite.
So much for the new poster below for the exclusive SDCC preview screening, but there’s sure to be plenty of other Star Wars: Rebels tid-bits coming out of that panel. Now fans will be ready with questions brought up by this new extended trailer.
Before I start discussing the extended trailer, go ahead and take a look, we’ll meet on the other side to discuss.
I’ve got to say that I got a couple of goosebumps when Master Kenobi, voiced by James Arnold Taylor, came on-screen. The big part of this story will be the creation and development of the Rebellion and how the Galactic Empire and the emperor reacts to this new threat to its power. While we probably won’t see a lot of Master Kenobi I’d expect us to get nice glimpses of the growing Rebellion leadership as the series progresses.
The second ah-ha moment for me was when Kanan, voiced by Freddie Prinze Jr. and described as the Cowboy-Jedi, drew his blaster when the gravity went out in that corridor and started blasting away. A Jedi with a blaster? There was also a scene towards the end when Kanan puts his lightsaber together before attacking. What I took from that was that he didn’t have it ready to grab at a moments notice, that the saber was not his weapon of choice until that moment. Now, there might be some other explanation, but that’s the one I like. Kanan, the reluctant Jedi Cowboy who shoots first.
What were your ah-ha moments in this extended trailer? Here’s the official synopsis:
The Jedi have been wiped out and the Empire spreads tyranny through the galaxy. Hope runs thin. But on the small planet of Lothal a big change is looming. A group of rebels meet a 14-year-old con artist named Ezra and soon it’s clear their destinies are linked. Aboard their ship, the Ghost, Ezra and the rebels embark on an adventure to ignite a rebellion and strike back against the Empire.
The rest of the voice cast is rounded out by Taylor Gray, Steve Blum, Tiya Sircar, Vanessa Marshall, Jason Isaacs, David Oyelowo and Billy Dee Williams. Star Wars Rebels hits TV screens this fall with a one-hour special on the Disney Channel. The series then moves to air weekly on Disney XD.