The image you see at the top is a promo poster on display at Toy Fair, but it’s a neat look at some of the new characters we’ll be seeing more of in the Fall. The exciting thing, however (especially for this Star Wars nut), is the reveal of these two commercials that give us the first official look at footage of the show and characters in action.
Star Wars Rebels is set to premiere this Fall with an hour long special, but for the time being these commercials are all we have. To be honest, I’m pretty happy with them. While they don’t show off a whole lot, the footage shown exudes the classic original trilogy feel. They’ve done a good job of trying to make it feel closer to the original films, in everything from the sound effects, classic tropes (hyperspace lines), and even shot styles.
I hope the rest of the show manages to keep this up while still providing engaging characters and stories we want to follow. What do you guys think of the footage?
‘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.