If you want information on upcoming films and television shows, it seems that toys and associated merchandise is a good place to start.
Disney's upcoming Star Wars animated series, Star Wars Rebels has received a couple of LEGO kits which reveal protagonist names and some of the ships we can expect to see when it hits the airwaves.
Unfortunately, we've only currently got text descriptions courtesy of Groove Bricks. It seems the descriptions feature a few typos and possible accidentally deletions, however we're following Giant Freakin Robot in reporting it verbatim with added guesses at what the omissions could be. Check them out below:
Phantom (75048) – 234 pieces
Take on evil Imperial forces in The Phantom with opening cockpit, 2-way spring-loaded shooter, rear cargo compartment and more.
Fly The Phantom into battle against the evil Empire!
Join the Rebel resistance against the evil Empire in The Phantom attack shuttle, as seen in the exciting Star Wars: Rebels animated TV series! Place young Rebel hero Ezra Bridger in the detachable cockpit and store his cadet helmet and blaster in the [cargo compartment.]
The Ghost (75053) – 929 pieces
Pilot The Ghost with 2 cockpits, 360-degree rotating gun turret, spring-loaded shooters, detachable escape pods, Holocron and more.
Join the Rebel heroes aboard The Ghost!
Get ready to battle the Empire with the Rebel heroes’ awesome starship — The Ghost — as seen in the thrilling Star Wars: Rebels animated TV series! Stay on course with Rebel minifigures in the two cockpits and put Zeb on patrol in the 360-degree rotating [gun turret.]
From what we can see here, it seems Ezra Bridger and Zeb might be two of the show's main protagonists, piloting the Phantom and The Ghost respectively. I have to say, the naming of the ships isn't exactly very original, although it does at least suggest some continuity among the Rebel fleet.
Luckily, we can get an idea of what The Ghost looks like courtesy of some concept art created by Kilian Plunkett. Give that a look below:
As you can see, it certainly has a bit of a Millennium Falcon vibe with its separate gun turret. This raises the question of whether we'll see Han Solo's trademark ship in the show? Well, if the rumors of ' involvement in the show are true, it could be possible we'll see it being piloted by its former owner, Lando Calrissian.
What do you think? Do you like the sound of these ships? Let us know below.
Source: Giant Freakin Robot