Happy Star Wars day and May the Fourth be with you, Star Wars fans! It's the perfect day to celebrate everything we love about Star Wars and get excited about the Star Wars projects in the works. That includes Episode VII and of course, on the small screen, there's Star Wars Rebels to anticipate. The official trailer for the Disney series has arrived today and gives us a look at the adventure that awaits.
Fans of Star Wars have plenty to be excited about in the next two years, what with the release of Star Wars: Episode VII set for December 2015. Additionally, Disney and Lucasfilm have teamed up to produce a new animated series, Star Wars Rebels, which will get its debut following a TV movie to usher in the new series and set the stage for the aforementioned cinematic sequel this summer.
If you like your robots grumpy, built from spare parts, incredibly loyal, rickety, belligerent and rude, Chopper is the droid you're looking for. Based on the way the Star Wars Rebels people describe him, Chopper's an astromech droid who likes to do things his own way, on his own terms. but he gets the job done, which puts him in line with the likes of the beloved R2-D2.
Just a couple of days ago, we reported that Star Wars Rebels, the brand new animated endeavor from Lucasfilm and Disney, would be appearing at New York Comic-Con. At the time, both companies promised fans would learn a little more about the upcoming program, and what we got was a nicely illustrated picture of the show’s villain.
A big panel has been set up at New York Comic-Con tomorrow to explain more about the animated series that is headed to the Disney Channel sometime in the future. However, I am excited to share the new poster, an image that gives us a first look at Star Wars Rebels and three gloomy looking Storm Troopers presented in the style of a Soviet era poster.
The series will take place between Episode III and Episode IV of the films, so sometime after Dath Vader turns permanently to the dark side but before Luke Skywalker makes his way off Tattooine. Called Star Wars Rebels, the series will "take place in a time where the Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking shape."