The latest character introduced for ‘Star Wars Rebels‘ isn’t a Jedi but he is sensitive to the Force. He’s probably the most interesting character that I’ve heard of so far and his name is Ezra, a Force-sensitive con artist! The series is really thinking outside of the box right off the bat with one Force user not being so positive and another being a cowboy Jedi.
Ezra doesn’t actually realize he’s able to use the force and uses it out of reflex. Here’s how executive producer Dave Filoni describes him:
“To survive, instinctively every now and then when he’s in a jam he uses the Force. He doesn’t call it that. He doesn’t know that’s what he’s doing. He thinks he’s got some abilities that are a little strange every now and then, but they help him out. It’s instinctive, it’s reactionary.”
Erza is also not too partial to the Rebellion or the Empire but due to his latent gifts he’s drawn into being the target of one and a resource for the other.
‘Star Wars Rebels’ is set in the world of the Republic turned Empire 14 years after ‘Star wars: Episode III’ where the Empire has taken over the Galaxy. We’re seeing the Empire expanding its stronghold on the outer rim where the Rebel Alliance is forming and where we see Ezra drawn into it. Within the Alliance, Ezra will meet Kanan who plans to train Ezra on how to use his latent force abilities.
‘Star Wars Rebels’ continues the epic tradition of the legendary ‘Star Wars’ saga with all-new exciting, action-packed adventures. 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.
What do you think of the creative gambles they are taking with Force users for the show so far?