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!
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Whether or not James Gunn disputes their canonicity with the films, Disney XD’s Guardians of the Galaxy shorts already have us aboard the new series by filling in gaps the MCU may never get around to. Rounding out the ranks of our beloved criminal super-team is none other than Gamora, and her deadly rivalries with both Nebula and Korath.
We know, we know. Star Wars Rebels Season 2 already premiered a sample of its second round by the stellar “Siege of Lothal,” but the real debut of new Star Wars Rebels has at last set its premiere. Lock down your hyperdrives for October, when the crew of the Ghost takes on the mantle of Star Wars Rebels once more for Season 2.
We don’t yet know how deeply the next Guardians of the Galaxy will delve into the history of its core five (save for Star-Lord’s pappy), while Disney XD’s upcoming animated series has taken care to introduce detailed origins glossed over by the films. Next up is Drax the Destroyer, whose history with Ronan the Accuser may have been more complicated than we realize.
Disney kept Star Wars Rebels out of Comic-Con 2015 and only had so much to offer at D23, but us New Yorkers are in for a treat come NYCC in October. Not only will New York Comic-Con screen the first two episodes of Star Wars Rebels Season 2, but so too have we intercepted the Empire’s panel plans.
One of the more interesting elements of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy animated series has afforded movie-influenced backstories to each character, that while not necessarily canon, offer insightful looks into the character history James Gunn could only exposit in the film. Next up comes Rocket Raccoon, whose gruesome origins are a tough one to tackle for Disney XD.
Sora, Donald and Goofy are going to San Fransokyo as last year's hit Disney film Big Hero 6 will have its own world in Kingdom Hearts III.
And the Star Wars news keeps coming. In addition to officially confirming Colin Trevorrow as the director of Star Wars: Episode 9 and revealing the first photo (and new casting) for Star Wars: Rogue One, Disney chief Bob Iger gave fans another treat: Star Wars lands are coming to Disney theme parks, and they’re going to be friggin’ huge.
During today’s animated presentation at D23, Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar head John Lasseter announced Gigantic, a new, “definitive” take on the Jack and the Beanstalk story — because apparently Disney feels the need to have the final say on this whole Beanstalk business.
Anyone initially skeptical of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy quickly changed their tune at the prospect of talking raccoons and trees, something Disney XD’s upcoming animated rendition knows full-well. Our latest look at Guardians of the Galaxy writes a love letter to all raccoons, talking or otherwise.