Lucasfilm and Disney released a new Star Wars: Rebels trailer the day before SDCC14 began, but those thinking that would be the only footage shown at the panel were surprised when shown this brand new footage. It looks and plays like an extended trailer for the premiere episode packed with new and exciting glimpses into the universe of Star Wars: Rebels. (more…)
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. (more…)
The last main character for Disney XD‘s Star Wars: Rebels has been officially revealed. Hera is a Twi’lek pilot and owner of Ghost, the show’s primary spaceship and the traveling home of our motley band of rebel heroes. (more…)
Recently, Disney and Lucasfilm have been slowly revealing the characters of their new animated series, Star Wars Rebels. Set during the rise of Empire, Star Wars Rebels will focus on the early days of the rebellion and specifically on the crew of the Ghost. We’ve already met Chopper, the cantankerous mechanic droid, Kanan, the “cowboy Jedi” and the young con artist, Ezra, with a mysterious connectiong to the force. Two more characters have been revealed, Zeb and Sabine, who you’ll meet below. But first, has Star Trek‘s Brent Spiner snagged a role on Rebels? (more…)
There are two new promo teasers making the rounds for Disney‘s new animated Star Wars series, Star Wars: Rebels. It’s our first chance to see the lead character Ezra in action and hear Taylor Gray‘s voice work. (more…)
For the upcoming Star Wars Rebels animated series – Disney‘s first Star Wars project – we’ve met the bad guy and the requisite astro droid. Today, Lucasfilm unveiled the cartoon’s first human character, Kanan, a Jedi survivor who swapped his lightsaber for a blaster in order to keep up appearances. (more…)
What’s that you hear? Only the collective groan of every Star Wars: The Clone Wars fan who applauded that series’ willingness to explore darker, and often more mature story lines. Its Disney-approved replacement, Star Wars Rebels, will focus on the period between Episodes III and IV during a time when the Empire was struggling to control the galaxy and rid it of the last surviving Jedi. A fascinating time period to be sure, and one I think fans are excited to see explored. Just, not through the eyes of a bunch of teenagers.
Bleeding Cool has the scoop on the casting breakdown for the new animated series – what is with them and scoring Star Wars casting lists, huh? – and it appears to feature a group of teenagers, rebellious teenagers it seems. So the Rebels of the title refers not only to beginnings of the Rebel Alliance, but the experience of rebellious teenagers living in this tumultuous time.
But before we freak out about Disney making Star Wars too kid friendly, Bleeding Cool’s Brendon Connelly reminds us, “It’s really the norm for Star Wars to be about youth.” Luke, Anakin, and Ahsoka were all young, rebellious teenagers, and as they grew up and went on wild adventures of discovery the stories would take on more mature themes. I’m not making a ruling on Rebels until I see it, though I’d be lying if I’m not a little disappointed to hear our protagonists are a group of kids.
Star Wars Rebels is expected to air on Disney XD next year.
What do you think about Rebels, not unlike Episode VII, focusing on a group of younglings?
Hot off the announcement of their new Star Wars animated series, Disney has made the pilot episode for their new Marvel cartoon, Avengers Assemble, available early and for free. The series is set to premiere on May 26th with a two-parter on Disney XD, but only the first part has been made available early. All part of move to build some buzz for the series before its premiere, you can download it for free from iTunes.
Not gonna lie, I’m still holding a grudge about the cancellation of Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, which only happened because they wanted an animated series more in line with the big screen version of the team. Something they couldn’t possibly have integrated into their already established show. Uh-huh. Yep. No way, they could have managed that.
Anyway, give it a watch and let us now what you think!