Meet the New Heroes of 'Star Wars Rebels'
By DAVID WEINER
February 20, 2014
Star Wars Rebels is delivering new content in full force, as Lucasfilm has been introducing new characters almost every day that are part of the new animated adventure that takes place just four years before the events of the first Star Wars (the one starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher), complete with the Stormtroopers, T.I.E. Fighters and lightsabers that everybody loves. Catch up with who's who in the videos above and below... Which crew member are you most like?
Meet Sabine, a spunky, feisty Mandalorian (from the same planet as Boba Fett), she's a key member of the Ghost crew with a knack for blowing things up and tagging her work with graffiti.
Meet Zeb, the (smart) muscle of the Ghost crew; a well-trained honor guard who is highly educated and whose favorite pastimeis beating up Stormtroopers:
Meet Ezra, a street-smart, 14-year-old con artist and reluctant hero who learns to fight for a greater good:
Meet Kanan, the Cowboy Jedi -- a survivor of the Emperor’s Jedi purge and one of the main characters of Star Wars Rebels who has been underground for years, evading the Empire, and still wields his lightsaber:
Meet Chopper, a lazy, cranky, but goodhearted astromech droid tasked with keeping the starship running and operable for its band of heroes:
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.