The ScienceFiction.com’s news desk has received 4 new images from ‘Star Wars Rebels‘ to share with you! Taking place 14 years after the events of ‘Revenge of the Sith’ and before ‘A New Hope’, ‘Star Wars Rebels’ centers on the fledgling rebellion and how the Rebel Alliance was born as the Empire hunts down the last of the Jedi Knights to secure their rule of the galaxy.
Here’s the official synopsis of the series:
‘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. The clever and motley crew of the starship Ghost is amongst a select few who are brave enough to stand against the Empire. Together, this ragtag group will face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries, embark on thrilling adventures and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion.
The series will mainly focus on the crew of the Ghost which consists of cowboy Jedi Kanan Jarrus (Freddie Prinze Jr.), teenage con artist Ezra Bridger (Taylor Gray), the brutish alien Zeb Orrelios (Steve Blum), Twi’lek pilot Hera Syndulla (Vanessa Marshall) and grumpy droid Chopper. Together they fight against the evil Imperial Inquisitor.
Check out these new images from the animated series below!
In honor of Star Wars Day on May 4, the first ‘Star Wars Rebels’ trailer is scheduled to premiere early Sunday morning (3:01 a.m. ET/12:01 PT) on various websites including StarWars.com and Disney.com, and will also air during Disney XD’s LEGO animated special Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles on Sunday night (7 ET/PT). In addition, ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ will air a 30-second sneak peek at the trailer for ‘Rebels’ on Friday, May 2.
Oce the trailer is released, we’ll bring it to you! In the meantime, here’s a clip to show a bit of what to expect from ‘Star Wars Rebels’:
‘Star Wars Rebels’ is sceduled to premiere this fall on the Disney Channel as a one hour special with the series then heading to its home network at Disney XD.