‘Star Wars Rebels’ Final Character: Meet Twi’lek Pilot Hera
Why the ladies were saved for last we’ll never know, but ‘Star Wars Rebels‘ has finally rounded out the cast of its “Ghost” crew, following yesterday’s reveal of spunky Mandalorian explosives expert Sabine. Meet Twi’lek team pilot Hera, the owner of the Ghost that houses the titular ‘Star Wars Rebels’ and the heart and soul of the team!
Entertainment Weekly snagged the last character reveal for ‘Star Wars Rebels,’ though we don’t yet have a voice for the villainous Inquisitor, or any of the supporting cast. Vanessa Marshall gives voice to the character, having previously stood behind the likes of such geek icons as Wonder Woman (‘Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox’), Black Canary (‘Young Justice’), Black Widow (‘Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes’) and Mary-Jane Watson (‘The Spectacular Spider-Man’)
Meanwhile, Hera Syndulla is described by executive producer Dave Filoni as “kind of the heart of the group, keeps everyone together when they would otherwise fall apart.” Meanwhile, here’s everything we know from the official ‘Star Wars Rebels’ logline:
‘Star Wars Rebels’ continues the epic tradition of the legendary ‘Star Wars’ saga with all-new exciting, action-packed adventures. It is a dark time in the galaxy, as the evil Galactic Empire tightens its grip of power from world to world. As the series begins, Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruling with an iron fist and ruining the lives of its people.
But there are a select few who are brave enough to stand up against the endless Stormtroopers and TIE fighters of the Empire: the clever and motley crew of the starship “Ghost.” Together, this ragtag group will face threatening new villains, have thrilling adventures, and become heroes.
We’ve already met the brutish and brilliant Zeb (Steve Blum), “cowboy Jedi” Kanan (Freddie Prinze Jr.) and the Luke Skywalker-esque Ezra Bridger (Noah Taylor), along with the crew’s feisty droid Chopper, with at least one character voice to go. We previously heard ‘The Butler’ star David Oyelowo to be on the short list, as well. Picking up where the now-canceled ‘Clone Wars‘ left off, ‘Star Wars Rebels’ will also feature screenwriter and producer Simon Kinberg (‘X-Men: First Class,’ ‘Elysium‘), who’s writing the first episode, on the creative side.
‘Star Wars Rebels’ will premiere with an hourlong special this fall on The Disney Channel before the series properly continues on Disney XD, so take a look at the latest character reveal below, and stay tuned for the latest from our first ‘Star Wars Saga’ set between trilogies!