7 Glorious Minutes of Preview Footage From Star Wars Rebels
Disney has released 7 action-packed minutes of preview footage from their upcoming Star Wars animation 'Star Wars Rebels', and it is so full of original trilogy nostalgia we almost forgot the Clone Wars ever happened.
From the classic sight of an Imperial Star Destroyer hovering menacingly onto the screen, to that iconic roar of a TIE Fighter (and the sound of its laser cannons), this all just felt so....right. Lets face it, the original trilogy is why we all fell in love with Star Wars. The characters, the music and the vehicles are ingrained in our memories and looked back upon with nothing but fondness. That's why footage like this gets me so excited for Star Wars Rebels. Set during the early days of the rebellion, between the events of Episode III and Episode IV, Rebels looks set to reintroduce us to that very universe created by George Lucas.
But Rebels won't lean too heavily on past glories. There's plenty going on here to satisfy even the most ravenous of appetites for new canon content. We're incredibly excited to see the McQuarrie-esque Zeb in action and there are some really cool touches like the Imperial propaganda murals as seen behind Ezra in the image below.
Star Wars Rebels is set to premiere on Disney XD with an hour-long feature length special at some point this October. The show will feature a great voice cast including Steve Blum, Freddie Prinze Jr., David Oyelowo and even a cameo from James Arnold Taylor who will return to voice Obi Wan Kenobi.