Late last week, we found that 'Star Wars'' first venture into the franchise future with the animated series 'Star Wars Rebels' would shortly ignite its first teaser, and today Disney XD has delivered. Our first look at the new series set between the prequel and original trilogies has arrived, so what can we learn from the brief footage?
Ever since Disney announced that 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' would close down production in favor of the new series 'Star Wars Rebels,' which is set in between the original trilogies, we've been more impatient than Luke Skywalker for a look. Now it seems we may only need to wait until next week, as the first teaser of 'Star Wars Rebels' has been scheduled to air.
It's become increasingly difficult to separate truth from rumor in the ongoing revamp of the 'Star Wars' franchise, as every day seems to bring new reports of leading actors or fan-favorite characters slated to join the new film trilogy. If nothing else, however, confirmed animated series 'Star Wars Rebels' has made new strides in shoring up a voice cast, from the likes of Freddie Prinze Jr. and 'The Butler' star David Oyelowo, himself previously rumored for a role in the films.
It's been some months since the world-altering shocker that was Disney's purchase of the 'Star Wars' franchise, which preceded the announcement that Cartoon Network's excellent 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' would shut down in favor of new Disney XD series 'Star Wars Rebels.' Today, coming out of Europe's Star Wars Celebration, we've got our first look at the artwork, logo, and new details of the series from executive producer Dave Filoni!
Even with the recent casting calls and a 2015 release date, 'Star Wars' fans have almost no idea what direction the franchise will take when J.J. Abrams assumes control to deliver 'Episodes 7.' Vaguer still, we've only precious few ideas where the animated arm of the franchise will go with the 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' replacement, 'Star Wars Rebels,' but what does the latest information about the cast say?
No, it isn't Guillermo del Toro's long-dormant 'Hulk' TV series, and certainly not the 'Smash' and 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' crossover we've been pondering for the last five minutes, but Marvel's newest upcoming animated series 'Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.' finally has a first trailer to debut its star-studded cast.
Earlier this week we caught our first real look at Marvel's forthcoming animated series 'Avengers Assemble,' which replaces prior series 'Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes' as the animated Marvel universe's tie-in to Joss Whedon's blockbuster film. While 'Avengers Assemble' clearly evokes the movie of its namesake, what do the producers have to say of its connection to the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Get a peek at the new series with a fresh clip inside!
For as much as we know ABC's upcoming 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' series won't feature 'The Avengers' themselves, it seems Marvel's mightiest superhero team will have a spiritual presence on TV after all. The first official trailer for Disney XD's 'Avengers Assemble' has made its way online, with more than a few shades of 'The Avengers' beyond the character design.
From the moment Disney announced it would begin "winding down" 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' as it began building a new era of the 'Star Wars' franchise, fans have wondered where the animated arm of the franchise would reach next. Now, we've learned that the newest project will take the name 'Star Wars Rebels,' chronicling the time between trilogies after the formation of the Empire! Preview the newest 'Star Wars' series inside!
Understandably, the buzz behind 'Star Wars' exploded through culture this week with news of Disney's mammoth purchase of the franchise, and eventual continuation of the movie saga that began the legendary series. Yet, through all that movie news and speculation, relatively little attention has fallen to TV, wherein 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' has been making waves for the last four years. Now that Disney owns the rights to the franchise, will they opt to continue with the long-running Cartoon Network series? Could Disney simply put the program on one of its networks, or scrap it entirely?