Star Wars Rebels: The Hype Menace

I told myself after The Phantom Menace that I’d never let myself fall victim to Star Wars hype again, but after seeing what Lucasfilm and Disney have in the works for Star Wars Rebels, I just can’t resist. I’m officially hyped.

Star Wars Rebels will introduce a crew that includes a Twi’lek pilot, a former Jedi Knight, a female Mandalorian, an astromech with attitude, and more. This is the beginning of the Rebel Alliance fighting against the Galactic Empire.

The period between Episodes III and IV is rife with potential, and if the SDCC trailer is any indication, it gives Star Wars Rebels ample opportunity to bring in characters from both trilogies, including Artoo and Threepio, Jedi Luminara Unduli, and Obi-Wan Kenobi. There’s also a Sith Inquisitor voiced by Jason Isaacs (you may know him as Lucius Malfoy), and a look and feel strongly influenced by Ralph McQuarrie’s original concept art… Okay, okay, I’ll allow myself a small fangirl squee.

Star Wars Rebels premieres this October on Disney XD.

 

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Kelly Knox is a freelance writer in Seattle, WA, where she contributes to local parenting magazines. She also writes for StarWars.com, Geek & Sundry, and more. You can find crafts and art projects for geeky families at her blog The St{art} Button.