Star Wars: Rebels - First Look

Posted by The Daily Zombies Sunday, May 4, 2014

Released just in time for Star Wars Day, brace yourself for the first trailer of Star Wars: Rebels, the upcoming CGI animated series kicking off a new era of Star Wars now under Disney. 




We here at The Daily Zombies fully comprehend how even the most hardcore of Star Wars fans approaches Star Wars: Rebels, the upcoming CGI animated series set to premiere on Disney XD, with extreme caution. After all, apart from all kinds of plot holes from the last Jedi to a likely third Sith (since the series supposed to be taking place between the events of the prequel trilogy and the original trilogy), all every Star Wars fans want is a capable animated series that simply not suck. 

With Star Wars: Rebels kicking off a new era of one of the biggest movie franchises ever now that Disney has taken over Lucasfilm and have full intention to monetize the fat cash cow, we are pretty dead certain that both Disney and Lucasfilm will try their best to make it not suck too. 


Hit the jump to watch the full trailer, followed by some of the characters introduction trailers.




Here are the character introduction trailers.


Taylor Gray as Ezra Bridger
In Star Wars Rebels, fans will see the rise of the Rebellion through Ezra: a 14-year-old con artist who learns to fight for a greater good. Growing up on his own in the age of the Empire, Ezra has had to rely on his wit and cunning to get by. Ezra is Force-sensitive, though he is unaware that he is tapping into this mystical energy field. Ezra knows he has some strange abilities, but they’re “instinctive and reactionary.” It is only through his relationship with Kanan, a Jedi Survivor and crew member of the Ghost, that Ezra will learn the true nature of his power. Together, they will forge new paths and destinies – and a rebellion will rise.


Freddie Prinze, Jr. as Kanan Jarrus
Not every guardian of peace and justice was lost to the tragedy of Order 66. Introducing Kanan, a survivor of the Emperor’s Jedi purge and one of the main characters of Star Wars Rebels.
Kanan, voiced by Freddie Prinze, Jr., is a less traditional Force-wielder than fans are used to seeing. He carries a blaster, is a little sarcastic, and keeps his past a secret. “I like to call Kanan ‘the cowboy Jedi,’” says executive producer Dave Filoni. As shown in this video, his Jedi robes are long gone, replaced with armor and a holster, though a samurai-like ponytail hints at his Jedi Knight origins.
In Star Wars Rebels, set between Episode III and IV, Kanan has been underground for years, evading the Empire. If the Imperials become aware of his existence “he’s going to get killed,” says art director Kilian Plunkett. He still has his lightsaber, but no longer uses it for fear of revealing his true identity — and has ultimately forsaken the ways of the Jedi Order.


Steve Blum as Zeb Orrelios
Every team needs a tough guy. Introducing Zeb, the (smart) muscle of the Ghost crew from Lucasfilm’s upcoming animated series Star Wars Rebels. He is revealed for the first time in this video, featuring concept art, clay sculpts, and final renderings of the character, in addition to creator interviews.
Zeb is a well-trained honor guard and is highly educated, according to executive producer Dave Filoni, which juxtaposes his brutish, alien appearance. He’s voiced by Steve Blum, who says, “He’s got a bit of a chip on his shoulder, hates Chopper…and is starting to build a relationship with Ezra, begrudgingly.”
Zeb’s favorite pastime: beating up Stormtroopers, or “bucket heads,” as he’s heard calling them. He’s an agile fighter, using his hands, feet, and acrobatics. But there is more to Zeb than pounding Imperials. “It’s just going to be exciting to develop him and his bizarre new species,” says Filoni, “and to explain to the audience where he came from.”

And here's a Soviet propaganda-style poster of the series featuring Stormtroopers and words written in Aurebesh that was first unveiled at New York Comic-Con by Disney.


The protagonists.

The antagonist of the show, an Imperial Inquisitor.

Official images for the series.






Here’s the synopsis for the upcoming CGI animated series:

Starring a small band of heroes — Sabine, Kanan, Hera, Ezra, Zeb, and Chopper — Star Wars Rebels is set in a time where the Empire rules through fear and shrouds the galaxy in darkness. This trailer offers many new glimpses at sequences from the show, including the starship Ghost chased by TIE Fighters; young Ezra watching as a Star Destroyer looms overhead; Stormtroopers marching; a zero-g fight between our heroes and Imperials; and Kanan, a secret Jedi, assembling his lightsaber and preparing for battle. It ends, however, with an Imperial officer reporting to the Inquisitor — the Empire’s Jedi hunter, seen and heard here for the first time.



Star Wars Rebels takes place between Star Wars: Episode III and IV as the Empire tightens its grip on the galaxy and a rebellion begins to form. The series, executive produced by Dave Filoni, Simon Kinberg, and Greg Weisman, is scheduled to premiere in fall 2014 as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel and will be followed by a series on Disney XD.

Featuring Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Taylor Gray, and Steven Jay Blum in the voice cast, Star Wars: Rebels premieres this fall with a one-hour telecast on Disney Channel, followed by the full series on Disney XD.



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