‘Star Wars Rebels’ Previews ‘Return of the Clones’ in Season 2
We’ve known for some time that Star Wars Rebels Season 2 would go further than the reintroduction of Ahsoka Tano to feature fan-favorite Clone Wars veterans Rex and beyond, and Disney XD is diving deep into clone history before its October premiere. Preview the “Return of the Clones” before Star Wars Rebels invades New York Comic-Con for Season 2!
As initially debuted over Twitter, our latest look at Star Wars Rebels Season 2 spans Attack of the Clones and Clone Wars history, as supervising producer Dave Filoni and voice actor Dee Bradley Baker discuss development of the genetically-engineered soldiers. We also get a few new tidbits of Rebels Season 2 footage, as Ezra takes to a wise figure like Rex, though Kanan still has his reservations after Order 66.
Says Baker of his multi-voiced characters:
I think that Rex ultimately is a heroic person. Most of the Clones are — that’s kind of baked into their DNA. And ultimately when push comes to shove, they’re not going to react to things in a selfish way. They’re going to make the sacrifices and step up and do what needs to be done to make the world better (and) to make the universe better.
Meanwhile, here’s Star Wars Rebels Season 2's new synopsis:
In Star Wars Rebels Season Two, past lives will be revealed and the destiny of our heroes will be changed forever. The transformative new season resumes with Imperial oppression on Lothal growing stronger and the Rebels seeking out new allies and additional resources to sustain their fight against the evil Empire. With the help of Ahsoka Tano, the crew of the Ghost enlists some old friends: ex-clone troopers who fought in the Clone Wars.
As the Rebels grow in number, so do their enemies. New Inquisitors are dispatched by Darth Vader and sent to crush any threat of rebellion. Through dangerous rescue missions, thrilling space chases, and spectacular lightsaber duels — the bond of our Rebel crew will be put to the test like never before.
In addition to the return of Clone Wars favorites Captain Rex, Ahsoka Tano and Hondo Ohnaka, the second season of Star Wars Rebels will also pave the way for an episode penned by Star Wars: Rogue One screenwriter Gary Whitta. Buffy herself, Sarah Michelle Gellar, will also lend her voice to an unknown role, speculated to be that of a young Princess Leia, while Sam Witwer will voice Emperor Palpatine.
Star Wars Rebels Season 2 will also hold a special presentation and screening in New York Comic-Con in October, but check out the clips above and trailer below, and prepare for the October 14 premiere!
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