This Fall, Disney Channel will premiere STAR WARS: REBELS, an all-new animated series that will run on Disney XD following it’s premiere event. As part of Star Wars Day 2014, the first full trailer for the new series has arrived, and I’ve got it for you below, right here on THE ROCK FATHER. STAR WARS: REBELS takes place in the years between 2005’s STAR WARS: EPISODE III – REVENGE OF THE SITH and 1977’s STAR WARS: Episode IV – A NEW HOPE.
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 takes place between Star Wars: Episode III and IV as the Empire tightens its grip on the galaxy and a rebellion begins to form. The series is executive produced by Dave Filoni, Simon Kinberg, and Greg Weisman.