Fans who tuned into Disney XD yesterday were treated to a special preview of the new show Star Wars Rebels. The newest animated show from Lucasfilm and Disney follows Ezra Bridger, a youth who gets involved in intergalactic battle after he is teams up with a motley crew of rogues. The story is to take place five years before the events of Star Wars IV: A New Hope. The show looks to give a glimpse at the early formation of the Rebel Alliance that eventually defeats the Empire in Return of the Jedi. This is but one of the many stories leading up to that point.
Producer Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past) has assured fans that while the main cast from Star Wars Rebels are not the leads of the Rebel Alliance, they are merely a small story in the intergalactic battle which will intersect with many events and characters fans of the series have come to know.
Enjoy the preview!
Star Wars Rebels will have a one hour premiere episode in October 2014 to be followed by weekly half-hour installments. It features the voice talents of Freddie Prinze Jr., Taylor Gray, Steve Blum, Jason Isaacs, David Oyelowo and more.
Sources: Point of Geeks, IGN