Star Wars Rebels Trailer Begins The Attempt To Replace The Clone Wars
Want a Star Wars Day treat? You got it, right here. The first official trailer for Star Wars: Rebels has just been posted and it features all new footage of everything from Storm Troopers, Tie Fighters and never before seen Jedi. Disney and LucasFilm will be hoping that, when it debuts on Disney XD later this year, Star Wars: Rebels will fill the void left by the excellent Star Wars: The Clone Wars. However, early reaction from many Star Wars fans has been incredibly negative towards Rebels. Everything from the animation style, to the character choices, to the fact that it isn't The Clone Wars has been used as an argument to rubbish it, but you can bet your kittens that when the show airs this fall, Disney XD's ratings are still going to get a major bump.
Indeed, there are a couple of reasons to remain optimistic about Rebels. Firstly, it represents a welcome return to the environment developed by the original trilogy. Everything from the spacecraft to the Stormtrooper armor has been sympathetically lifted straight out Lucas's vision of the 70's and 80's, and while the animation style may take some getting used to, it sure is great seeing this universe brought to life again. Secondly, it's canon so we should probably all just get on board, right?
Official blurb for Star Wars: Rebels
"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 new glimpses at sequences from the show, including the starship Ghost chased by the TIE fighters; young Ezra watching as a Star Destroyer looms overhead; Stormtroopers marching; a zero-g fight between our heroes and Imperials; and Kana, a secret Jedi, assembling his lightsaber and preparing for battle. It ends however, with an Imperial officer reporting to the 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 Star Wars: Episode IV as the Empire tightens its grip on the galaxy and a rebellion begins to form."