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Star Wars: Rebels--Seven Minute First Look

Get a look at the new Star Wars series premiering in October on Disney XD.

An exclusive sneak peek for Star Wars: Rebels debuted tonight after Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars on Disney XD.

What is Star Wars: Rebels?

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.

Scheduled to premiere this October as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel, it will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world.

If you missed the preview, check it out here:

29 Comments
Posted by War Killer

I liked that they're trying to capture the same feel of the original movies. That whole chase seen reminded me of the scene from RotJ. Is it me though, or did it feel a little too quiet during that whole chase. Felt like it would have felt more dramatic with some action music or something.

Posted by nappystr8

I'm already falling in love with these characters. And from a visual standpoint it looks way better than that 3D garbage DC has been putting out. Don't really watch much all-ages programming these days, but I might give this a shot.

Posted by TheBlackHood

Wow, I am actually excited for something related to Star Wars. I totally did not see this coming. I will be tuning into this with my 6 year old, for sure.

Posted by IronAngelX

Hoping that this is as exciting and fun for me as The Clone Wars was. I have high hopes though and I like that they're completely new characters unfamiliar to even the most die hard Star Wars fans. I'll be grabbing the prequel novel as well.

Posted by WheatStalker

I'm ... pretty sure I heard Freddie Prinze Jr.'s voice in there. Love that guy.

Those new Imperial helmets look super cool. Almost like samurai troopers.

The sound of TIE fighters alone is enough to make me watch this show. :)

Posted by leokearon

I'm ... pretty sure I heard Freddie Prinze Jr.'s voice in there. Love that guy.

Those new Imperial helmets look super cool. Almost like samurai troopers.

The sound of TIE fighters alone is enough to make me watch this show. :)

You did, he voices Kanan Jarrus

Posted by Squalleon

Ok, I don't expect it to be as good as Clone Wars, it looks too Disney but I hope it is entertaining and watchable unlike the other shows in Disney channel.
But ugh, this is so Disney looking, you have the young protagonists for kids to relate too(who has a sling for a weapon...a lazer SLING), the female love interest, which is hip and cool and does graffiti, yeah, we are modern,yeah and a bot that doesn't make sense to be grumpy! To complete the set we get a bunch of funny looking aliens, because the kids must buy the toys.
Now don't get me wrong, its not that I won't give it a chance, but the series is soooo Disney, I am certain we will see many things dumped down.

Posted by Squalleon

Also am I the only one tho thinks of Aladdin when he sees the protagonist of Rebels.

Posted by comicvine_is_jericho529

@squalleon: Even the setting looked like a futuristic Aladin lol

Posted by comicvine_is_jericho529

@squalleon: I honestly didn't get any Starwars feel watching this. :/
I got a more typical Disney action show feeling out of watching that. and as someone pointed out the beggining felt TOO MUCH like ALADDIN.
Also is it just me or does the animation look a big step down from Clone Wars?

The positive is the voice acting is pretty good, i'll give it that much but the script was way out of place for something i'd see or hear in a starwars setting.

If this is the amount of care they are showing for the Starwars universe and if this is what to expect from here on out then i fear for the upcoming Starwars VII movie as well as the other cannon media they are forcing down our throats.
And that is the scary part is everything we just saw in this 7 minute clip is now CANNON with the Starwars movie-verse.

Sorry if im being to nitpicky or negative about this but I feel as a huge starwars fan i need to be critical when needed because I love StarWars and I want it to be good.



Posted by nrgb2814

Greatest thing about this was when Ezra senses Kanan. Wow. Goosebumps! So excited for this show! It has so much going for it! Dave Filoni and co. from The Clone Wars, plus Greg Weisman, and Simon Kinberg too! This series has so much potential, I'm ready to see it live up to it.

Posted by Mucklefluga

Looks decent enough

Edited by Black_Claw

@squalleon: Who knows? Maybe he's a descendent of Aladdin. Lol.

Edited by Reactor

My greatest fear was that this would be more censored than the Clone Wars, but with all the grenades literally blowing up in peoples faces, I'm pleasantly surprised.

Edited by Hungry_Sharky

Aladdin in space has not left a good first impression.

Seriously these characters are boring as hell.

Posted by Farkam

Piqued my interest.

Posted by StMichalofWilson

I liked that they're trying to capture the same feel of the original movies. That whole chase seen reminded me of the scene from RotJ. Is it me though, or did it feel a little too quiet during that whole chase. Felt like it would have felt more dramatic with some action music or something.

I noticed that too! I was wondering if it was my computer or something

Posted by DrellAssassin

@hungry_sharky: 7 minutes in a scene with a lot of action and you claim the characters are boring as hell. Sounds like a comment from someone who's just looking for any reason to hate this show.

Posted by Hungry_Sharky

@drellassassin: I honestly think that these characters seem extremely cliche and boring. If you don't then we simply have differing opinions. No reason to get your panties in a bunch.

Edited by Reactor

@hungry_sharky said:

@drellassassin: I honestly think that these characters seem extremely cliche and boring. If you don't then we simply have differing opinions. No reason to get your panties in a bunch.

I think he's getting at the fact we really don't know anything about any of the characters. Hence, they cannot be boring/cliche as we don't have enough information. If the show's just flat-out not in your tastes, that's another matter tho, nothing wrong with that

Posted by LuisEscobar

Also am I the only one tho thinks of Aladdin when he sees the protagonist of Rebels.

Nope, I do too. I wish he wasn't so generic looking.

Posted by Hungry_Sharky

@reactor: From the knowledge I've gained thus far, and through using my better judgement, I have come to the conclusion that these characters SEEM generic and boring.

And you can reflect what their personalities are like just from this extended preview, it's sort of obvious actually.

Posted by Reactor

@reactor: From the knowledge I've gained thus far, and through using my better judgement, I have come to the conclusion that these characters SEEM generic and boring.

And you can reflect what their personalities are like just from this extended preview, it's sort of obvious actually.

I can see that the kid is a thief and seems to be fun loving, and that the alien seems grouchy. That's about it on my end, tho, from what I just saw. In the end, different strokes for different folks.

Posted by SmashBrawler

Oh boy, this looks even worse than The Clone Wars. I'll give it a shot because it's Star Wars but... yeah.

Is it me though, or did it feel a little too quiet during that whole chase. Felt like it would have felt more dramatic with some action music or something.

To be fair the chase scene in Jedi didn't have any music either.

Posted by Xwraith

I only saw one thing that I really liked in this. It was at 3:09.

Posted by Hungry_Sharky

@reactor: I bet you $50 he's an orphan.

Posted by AmazingWebHead

I love how they played the Imperial March slowly when the Star Destroyer entered. And hey, Steve Blum is in this show!

Posted by War Killer

@war_killer said:

Is it me though, or did it feel a little too quiet during that whole chase. Felt like it would have felt more dramatic with some action music or something.

To be fair the chase scene in Jedi didn't have any music either.

True, and I'm not saying the scene is bad or anything...it just felt like something was missing.

Edited by SpitfirePanda

Looks good! Can't wait to check this series out.