Exclusive: 'Star Wars Rebels' is Recruiting!
By DAVID WEINER
February 04, 2014
Do you have what it takes to be a T.I.E. Fighter Pilot in the Galactic Empire? The Emperor sure could use a few good troopers that can shoot straight... To celebrate the launch of the highly anticipated Star Wars Rebels animated series coming to Disney XD this fall, Lucasfilm has created a set of limited edition cards -- and ETonline is proud to have an exclusive look at one! Scroll down to check out the cool preview of what to expect from the series...
The T.I.E. Fighter Pilot recruitment poster is one of six cards that will be distributed throughout the galaxy -- well, specifically on the planet Earth -- in an exclusive mailing this Wednesday to only 2,500 people around the globe. The original illustrations were created by Amy Beth Christenson, a member of the Lucasfilm Animation art department working on Star Wars Rebels.
Get an exclusive first-look at the Star Wars Rebels poster:
Marking the first original Star Wars entertainment produced by Lucasfilm as part of The Walt Disney Company (a little project called Star Wars: Episode VII is also coming to theaters in December 2015 -- more on that when we actually know something new), Star Wars Rebels takes place four years prior to the events of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, a time in which the Empire rules the galaxy with an iron fist. The loyalty of its citizens is entrenched through fear and deception, and the Emperor is seeking to expand his power to the Outer Rim territories. The all-new series tells the never-before-seen story of new heroes that dare to stand up to the ever-growing might of the Galactic Empire in the days before the Rebel Alliance formed.
Star Wars Rebels is scheduled to premiere in fall 2014 as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel, followed by a series on Disney XD.