Disney’s ‘Star Wars Rebels’ has quietly been easing us back into the original trilogy in preparation for next year’s ‘The Force Awakens,’ returning James Earl Jones and Frank Oz to their iconic roles as Darth Vader and Yoda. Now, our first clip from 2015's ‘Rebels’ return has arrived, along with Oz’s reprise of Master Yoda’s wise wit.
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Recent weeks have seen excitement for Disney XD’s ‘Star Wars Rebels’ somewhat eclipsed by revelations of ‘The Force Awakens’ trailer, but it seems the animated series will seek to establish yet another major connection to the films. Not only will Master Yoda pop up in a future ‘Star Wars Rebels’ installment, but the character will be voiced by his original portrayer and puppeteer, Frank Oz.
Disney’s animated ‘Star Wars Rebels’ series has garnered plenty of acclaim in only its first few episodes, exploring a previously-untapped era of the franchise and seemingly setting up a few major ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ plot points, but could Lucasfilm be planning an even bigger animated tie-in? A new rumor suggests ‘Rebels’ could eventually be supplanted by a new animated series, one explicitly set in the era of the newest ‘Star Wars’ movies.
Some weeks back we heard the incredible news that 'Star Wars Rebels' would return James Earl Jones to the voice of Darth Vader, ostensibly a sign of a more involved return to the franchise. Now, you can watch Jones' return to the dulcet tones of Darth for yourself, and ignite a lightsaber at new rumors that suggest some 'Star Wars' favorites will return for 'Rebels' as well!
We weren't altogether surprised to learn that 'Star Wars Rebels' would incorporate the iconic Darth Vader at some point, though the news that James Earl Jones would reprise the role on October 26 certainly caught our attention. Now, the first look at 'Rebels' Vader has arrived from yet another legendary figure behind the character, and with a slightly updated design.
As we quickly learned after watching Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' the world has much more love to give to this intergalactic band of superhero misfits. Aside from the upcoming 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' in 2017, an announcement at New York Comic Con confirms a new animated TV series is coming to Disney XD, and the first poster and test footage for the affair have landed.
'Star Wars Rebels' officially premiered its "Spark of Rebellion" last week to great fanfare, with the series proper to continue on Disney XD this Monday, but already the animated prequel series is making a major link to the 'Star Wars' movies. Not only will Darth Vader cameo in a newly-added premiere scene, but so too will James Earl Jones return to the role!
Disney's 'Star Wars Rebels' won't formally debut its "Spark of the Rebellion" until tomorrow night on the Disney Channel (or right now, with a TV provider), but the entertainment conglomerate is unsurprisingly remaining invested in its new animated frontier. 'Star Wars Rebels' season 2 has officially been confirmed renewed for 2015, no doubt working toward its ties with the inevitable 'Star Wars 7.'
Disney's forthcoming animated 'Star Wars Rebels' will see a "Spark of the Rebellion" officially premiering this Friday on the Disney Channel (or right now, online!), but it may be a few weeks yet before the action really takes off on its proper Disney XD home. To wit, catch a brand-new clip beyond the premiere as Kanan takes on the villainous Inquisitor!
Disney's upcoming animated 'Star Wars Rebels' will explore a canon period between trilogies previously untouched by any scripted work, though most 'Star Wars' fans can scarcely look past the untapped future of J.J. Abrams' 'Episode 7.' Well, good news! 'Rebels' may yet contain our first look at the new trilogy, and we might not even realize it.