We were at San Diego Comic Con this year and everywhere you looked it was Star Wars…Star Wars….STAR WARS! One of the focal points was the upcoming Disney TV show, “Star Wars Rebels.”
The animated series is set five years prior to the original 1977 Star Wars. “It is a dark time in the galaxy, as the evil Galactic Empire tightens its grip of power from world to world. As the series begins, Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruling with an iron fist and ruining the lives of its people.
But there are a select few who are brave enough to stand up against the endless Stormtroopers and TIE fighters of the Empire: the clever and motley crew of the starship Ghost. Together, this ragtag group will face threatening new villains, have thrilling adventures, and become heroes.“
The one hour premier will air on Disney Channel in October 2014, with the series then shifting to Disney XD. Lucky for us, we don’t have to wait until October to get a good look at it because they have released the first 7 minutes.
In this special extended preview of Star Wars Rebels, the Empire arrives on Lothal — bringing tyranny with them. Imperials and stormtroopers establish an intimidating presence on the planet, enforcing strict new laws for trade and arresting citizens for expressing dissent of any kind.
A young boy named Ezra, however, discovers that a mysterious group is attempting to steal cargo from the Empire. Intrigued, he tries to take it for himself – and ends up on the run from both Imperials and this small band of rebels.
Give it a watch and let us know what you think in the comments section below.