The most recent Toy Fair showings filled in a few 'Star Wars Rebels' blanks by introducing us to the remaining primary characters, but we've yet to see any real footage of the franchise's animated spiritual successor to 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars.' That all changes today, with the first look at two new trailers for the fiery 'Star Wars Rebels'!
Though we don't hear much from the voice cast, the original trilogy is alive and well with the first two trailers for 'Star Wars Rebels,' the footage of which strongly highlights both the more static camera moves and sound effects of 'A New Hope.' We're talking TIE Fighters, hyperspace, and oh yes, a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away!
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 "cowboy Jedi" Kanan (Freddie Prinze Jr.) and the Luke Skywalker-esque Ezra Bridger (Noah Taylor), along with the crew’s feisty droid “Chopper,” but no full voice cast has been made official. That said, we previously heard ‘The Butler’ star David Oyelowo, Vanessa Marshall and Steven Jay Blum were at least on the short list. 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 hour-long special this fall on The Disney Channel, before the series properly continues on Disney XD, so in the meantime, check out the trailer above and below, and tell us in the comments what you think of the newest 'Star Wars' series!