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Title: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jeff on May 20, 2013, 10:10 AM
New Animated Series Star Wars Rebels Coming Fall 2014 (http://starwars.com/news/new-animated-series-star-wars-rebels-coming-fall-2014.html)

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Production has begun on Star Wars Rebels, an exciting, all-new animated television series based on one of the greatest entertainment franchises of all time. Scheduled to premiere in fall 2014 as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel, it will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world.

Leading the development of the series is a creative team of exceptional talent. Screenwriter/producer Simon Kinberg (X-Men: First Class, Sherlock Holmes, Mr. & Mrs. Smith) is an executive producer on Star Wars Rebels and will write the premiere episode. He is joined by Dave Filoni as executive producer, who served as supervising director of the Emmy nominated Star Wars: The Clone Wars since 2008. Executive producer Greg Weisman brings with him a wealth of animation experience with credits such as Young Justice, The Spectacular Spider-Man and Gargoyles.

Gary Marsh, president and chief creative officer, Disney Channels Worldwide, said, "The entire team at Lucasfilm has provided extraordinary creativity and innovation for over three decades, and we're thrilled to be bringing the expansive and imaginative world of Star Wars to Disney XD's viewers."

"I couldn't be more excited to explore new corners of the Star Wars universe," said Kathleen Kennedy, president, Lucasfilm. "I think Star Wars Rebels will capture the look, feel and fun that both kids and their parents love about Star Wars."

The action-filled series is set between the events of Episode III and IV -- an era spanning almost two decades never-before explored on-screen. Star Wars Rebels takes place in a time where the Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking shape. Details about the show are a closely guarded secret at this point.

Star Wars Rebels will be produced by Lucasfilm Animation, featuring many of the key talents that made Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Fans attending Star Wars Celebration Europe will be the first to get an exclusive look at the new series. Casting will be announced at a later date. More information about this developing project will be found on StarWars.com and on Facebook at facebook.com/starwarsrebels.



Head on over to SW.com (link above) to check out the video with Dave Filoni...
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: McMetal on May 20, 2013, 10:20 AM
This is a joke, right?

They cancelled Clone Wars for ANOTHER animated series!?!?

I won't hold my breath for the announcement on the supporting toy line.

Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jayson on May 20, 2013, 10:55 AM
For those that hated The Clone Wars series (or at least never gave it a chance) hopefully the McQuarrie aesthetic and close-to-OT timeline will help placate them.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: JediJman on May 20, 2013, 12:55 PM
Isolated from Disney not wrapping up Clone Wars the right way, I think this sounds pretty cool.  Will have to wait and see, but I always thought this was really fertile ground that was not explored enough.  If they can have 500 battles in 2 years of clone wars, imagine what they can do with the time span between E3 and E4.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 20, 2013, 08:17 PM
So twenty years of clone troopers getting dumber with armor that can't ultimately stop an ewok's arrow. Vader becomes the new Grevious while getting outwitted by Yoda and Obiwan. Maybe Vader will find Asoka and train her as his new apprentice against the Emperor.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Scockery on May 20, 2013, 08:46 PM
At least it's not set between Episode 1 and Episode 2.

Maybe Starkiller will appear.

This seems like a natural progression, but CW needed a better ending.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jesse James on May 20, 2013, 10:02 PM
For those that hated The Clone Wars series (or at least never gave it a chance) hopefully the McQuarrie aesthetic and close-to-OT timeline will help placate them.

Quote that for truth!

This has me geeked...  honestly I'm just simply stoked for the era.  Lots of OT goodness possible.  Again a time of war and strife...  I'm hopeful they don't really have Yoda/OWK in it at all, but everything else is fair game for the most part...  I'd dig it if they showed "How Hannie Met Chewie", early rebellion stuff...  I'm excited for it really. 

For toys, I prefer realistic stuff that doesn't separate itself from the main line...  Not totally hopeful of that.  It was an LFL decree though, before.  Possible they won't be I guess now that things have changed dramatically.

Either way, I'm stoked...  Mon Mothma, Rebel Alliance, maybe seeing Z95's in Alliance service?  Early Y-Wing teardowns?  Wedge's join-up?  Boba Fett becoming the OT badass people love?  Vader kicking ass with Tarkin?  The Empire's grip growing but also how they pull the wool over others and make them believe in their overall message and cause?

I think it has a lot more potential than TCW did because it's largely unexplored and an obviously much broader era in terms of time.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: P-Siddy on May 20, 2013, 10:56 PM
The show will focus on the Lucas sisters' and how Terr Taneel and Chi Eekway save the galaxy by forming the Rebellion (we'll retcon Mon Mothma out of Jedi).
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jesse James on May 20, 2013, 11:12 PM
Had a mean ass comment to make and I'm going to just refrain.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Scockery on May 20, 2013, 11:53 PM
Had a mean ass comment to make and I'm going to just refrain.

Awww...you are like me when posting at JTA.

How exactly is a piece of recently made cardboard worth $90?

Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Diddly on May 21, 2013, 12:53 AM
Can't get excited for this, mainly because I don't get Disney XD.

If it's as good as the first few seasons of Clone Wars though, I'll snag the DVD/Blu-Ray
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Scockery on May 21, 2013, 08:12 AM
Can't get excited for this, mainly because I don't get Disney XD.

If it's as good as the first few seasons of Clone Wars though, I'll snag the DVD/Blu-Ray

I don't get Dizzy XD, either. They put Clone Wars episodes online after they aired...of course that was before the Dark Times Disney buy-out.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 21, 2013, 09:13 AM
Hopefully they don't treat the show like the did Tron Uprising. That show was on at weird times and never in order. It was impossible to follow the story.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jesse James on May 21, 2013, 04:12 PM
I don't believe I get this channel either, which blows, but I'm sure it'll be online in some capacity...  would rather watch it on TV though.

I suppose I should look harder to see if I DO get this channela nd just don't know it because before this announcement I had dignity, no kids, and never watched a Disney channel ever.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jeff on May 21, 2013, 05:11 PM
I suppose I should look harder to see if I DO get this channela nd just don't know it because before this announcement I had dignity, no kids, and never watched a Disney channel ever.

I have four kids, so one of the Disney channels (Disney, Disney Junior, Disney XD) is usually on at some point during the day, especially on the weekends.   ::)

As long as Disney doesn't feel the need to work in some of their "disney talent" tween boys/girls in voice roles and/or singing/musical numbers, I'm thinking it will do OK. :P
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Brian on May 21, 2013, 08:56 PM
I have four kids, so one of the Disney channels (Disney, Disney Junior, Disney XD) is usually on at some point during the day, especially on the weekends.   ::)

Just one kid here, but the same story.  We've always got one of the Disney channels on throughout the day (not to mention Nick, CN and Boomerang).  I've actually watched Disney XD before anyways, due to them having the Marvel cartoons the past few years.  As far as the new 'toon, I'm pretty excited for it.  I did enjoy CW, but honestly, the more OT time period is more appealing to me overall.  Like Jesse said, I'd be down for seeing all of the storylines he mentioned and just seeing the development of the Rebellion in general.  Sounds like it will be CG, but they are sort of basing things off of the McQuarrie style, so I'm not sure if will look just like CW.  Either way, I'm sure it will look good.  I'm a little surprised, I kind of expected them to have the toon be set after ROTJ, to bridge the gap a bit to the new movie(s).
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Scott on May 22, 2013, 08:34 AM
I think we talked about this very thing somewhere (my memory is getting worse all the time)...we talked about taking the Clone Wars Cartoon through Order 66 and giving us Animated Vader and the hunting down of additional Jedi

This is just as good and will be fun to see even more nods to the OT.  It is funny how almost all of LFL is gravitating further and further away from the PT and moving more and more towards the cash cow that is the OT.  I can't believe Hasbro doesn't seem to follow suit.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: McMetal on May 22, 2013, 09:51 AM
Meh, if you hated the Clone Wars series or never gave it a chance, that's your loss. Placating that bunch seems like a lost cause.

And I would prefer that they not make any toys from this show unless Disney has the license. Because Disney does some quality ANIMATED figures. I don't want toys that don't look like the characters on the show, which they won't if produced in a style that does not conform to the source material aesthetic.

And yeah, please no Zenaya, Roshon, Zack 'n' Cody, etc guest voices.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Scockery on May 22, 2013, 01:04 PM

This is just as good and will be fun to see even more nods to the OT.  It is funny how almost all of LFL is gravitating further and further away from the PT and moving more and more towards the cash cow that is the OT.  I can't believe Hasbro doesn't seem to follow suit.

Hasbro had the script flipped on them when CW got cancelled and this year's 3D prequel releases were pulled.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jesse James on May 22, 2013, 03:03 PM
Clone Wars' biggest issue, to me, was it was a very short window...  Another reason the PT itself was flawed.  The Clone Wars should've been longer than 3 years IMO.

I don't think it's a Clone Wars hatred on anyone's part...  I loved the toon, though it sucked a lot more in the last 2 seasons than the earlier years.  I think it lost its way a little bit.

This new era has a lot going for it...

A) It's largely unexplored turf...  There are some small stories but nothing epic or expansive...  Clone Wars had material already and that too could be viewed as a bit of a flaw.  Its rampant stomping all over things was not good.

This era though, it's got a LOT of room for creativity without offending people.  I think the biggest fear(s) are if OWK and Yoda get whored out in it too much...  At all may be too much for some.  I'd rather not see much on Yoda save for maybe a one-off of him landing on Dagobah or something.  OWK, I guess I could handle seeing him on Tatooine doing something, but I really don't want to see him doing anything else or either one leaving their respective exiled planet.

B ) There is obviously a lot more OT tie-in available...  One would have to assume Leia, Mothma, Tarkin, Dodonna, some of the Rebel Pilots, Antilles, Vader etc. are going to turn up in this series.  And that's not getting into Jabba, Boba Fett, and their ilk.  I think you'll have a distinct ability to sneak in even Ahsoka or other surviving Jedi getting hunted, and Stormtroopers, AT-AT's, TIE Fighters, Y-Wings...  The OT goodness is just very likely to flow.  You have a lot of things adults AND kids will like...  I think that can only be good for it.

I think kids will react positively because it's a Star Wars toon...  One with the Disney push behind it.  I think adults will react more positively to an sorta-OT toon than Clone Wars.  From the day the movie came out I remember adult complaints being rampant on TCW...  Some justified, but I think many of the older crowd felt it was an even more juvenile version of the PT which was already viewed as dumbed down Star Wars.  It won't hurt to have a much broader appeal is what I'm saying.

C) And of course, toys toys toys...  A new toon is a new cash cow, potentially.  A new era, if it takes off.  Something earlier than the newest movie too, which is a year later.  I think that might be a nice bridge...  Right now the toy line looks to be sort of slow even into 2014, so this could be a major help in that regard, however the toys ultimately look.

That said, I still say separation of lines was a flaw in 2008, and that's about when the main line started to decline...  TCW rose and fell with the cartoon too, it seemed, so I think less separation (stylized vs. realistic) is a major issue...  Since adults largely didn't seem to support the stylized figures, and treated them as a wholely separate line of toys, I think it makes sense to not do that alienation to yourself.  Will kids not buy because they don't look exactly like the toon (tough to say what this toon will look like even) they're watching?  That's debatable.  Hasbro didn't think so in 2008 when their Legends figures were all realistic "supporting" characters to the line that didn't have an animated looking figure.  So I lean to a realistic look as being the safer, more logical way to go to keep the majority happy and interested.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jesse James on July 27, 2013, 05:52 PM
http://starwars.com/news/star-wars-celebration-europe-2013-star-wars-rebels-logo-art-and-details-revealed.html

TONS of Rebels news out of CE2 today...

Filoni was in a panel, confirmed a new central ship "The Ghost", like a B-17 Bomber...  Confirmed heavy use/influence of McQuarrie Concept Art and that it just "fits" this pre-OT era.  Showed concept art pics galore.  Revealed the new logo too!

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/013Reb_Logo01_TN.jpg)

I dig it...  :)
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jesse James on July 27, 2013, 05:54 PM
Oh, purdy!

http://starwars.com/img/news/rebels-concept1_lg.jpg (http://starwars.com/img/news/rebels-concept1_lg.jpg)
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jesse James on July 27, 2013, 05:56 PM
A local buddy of mine snapped some pics during the presentation too...  Check out his imgur he posted on Twitter for me!  Thanks to Scott Weber, formerly of 1Up.com fame!

http://t.co/QKP7kAOtOW
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Scockery on July 27, 2013, 07:04 PM
Show will run on Disney XD...screw you, basic cable subscribers!
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jesse James on July 27, 2013, 07:28 PM
I thought we didn't have it but apparently it's just really high on my dial.   ???

One kid's gf told me it's up there somewhere anyway.  I've got Comcast so I guess I'm good to go on this.  I can't imagine they WON'T put this out on the site though, like before.  I'd rather watch on a 60" TV though. :P
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Brian on July 27, 2013, 08:44 PM
I know we just saw a bit of concept art and everything, but for some reason this has me really excited so far.  They really seem to be pushing the whole "based on McQuarrie" thing as well, which can only be good things.  The "Ghost" looks very Falcon-esque, which I think is the point.  Hopefully we get some cool toys with this too :).  I'm really looking forward to seeing them explore this era of SW history.  I wonder if this means that long in works live action series is just kaput now (which maybe was the case when Disney took over anyways), because I believe that was supposed to cover much the same era.  Anyways, this all looks great to me so far, wish it wasn't a year away still.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Scockery on July 28, 2013, 12:01 PM
I knew the live action series would never get made, said so years ago and fans scoffed at me. Ha.

Toys? Small winged TIE's returning. Ghost seems too big for a proper scale version, but...they made the Twlight, so...oh, right, they didn't.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Dan on July 28, 2013, 04:26 PM
I like the animated format far more than the idea a new galactica or trek show.
 
Given the expense of movies/live action, the fact that actors age, and the ability to tell more stories, this type of media allows for much more to be done/told.

I know toy collectors were split on (or spit on) the animated CW stuff, but I really liked the line. If I never buy another action figure, I still have plenty.

But if they made a cool animated show, and some toys to go with it, I know I would end up getting some of them. Particularly a cool new ship or two. CW really had some cool designs.

the 3 3/4 inch basic line has mined the Lucas movies to the point that is probably getting close to, if not at, the bottom of the old barrel. Yes there are more they can make, but Hasbro works on the McDonald's theory of scale/numbers. I just don't see much left from the OT/PT that can sell in mass quantities.

Here's hoping Rebels is cool, and Hasbro doesn't lay an egg on their end.   :)
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jesse James on July 28, 2013, 04:56 PM
I'm looking forward to this show more than TCW, though at the time TCW had me intrigued because I thought it would be focused on the war...  I wound up disappointed that it deviated a lot and never really got back by the show's end.

Rebels, it's unexplored turf.  It's a fresh canvas, and that I like, a lot.  I'm into seeing what new characters they introduce, if they do one-offs or a single linear story (I prefer the latter with few one-off's mixed in, like maybe Han saving Chewbacca or getting the Falcon off Lando). 

I like the ship...  I think it's entirely possible that, since Filoni said they wanted to get back to a ship as a "home" like the Falcon, that this maybe has more chance getting made than the Twilight did...  In the grand scheme Twilight wasn't feature THAT much, especially as time wore on.  This seems like it might be a much more prominent ship for whoever the mains are.

If the figures are realistic, I'm in...  If they're animated, I'll pick/choose.  We asked this to Hasbro, and they simply said it's too early to decide.  I'm thinking, since they went away from animated at the very end of TCW, that it's possible they may go non-animated with this show.  LFL dictated that stuff before...  With Disney in charge that may change.  We'll see.  I liked some of the animated because it fit in, and other stuff not so much.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: P-Siddy on July 28, 2013, 05:38 PM
One thing that CW lacked was building the Anakin/Obi-Wan friendship/role model that Ben was telling Luke about in ANH and I thought that was vital.  I didn't mind Ashoka but I felt her role took away from that.  I don't believe that relationship and respect formed during that 10 year period between TPM and AotC.  But that's a different story...

I'll be interested to see what this show is about.  Especially with the McQuarrie concepts.

Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jesse James on July 28, 2013, 06:36 PM
Totally agree...  Felt a lot of potential OT tie-in and build-up could've been done with TCW but was failed.  They touched on the Y-Wings, snuck Z-95's in at the end, but during the show's run they didn't do enough of the little things.

OWK and Ani's friendship, huge missed opportunity.  They went for the cheap one-liners and things like that, but failed to really explore that deeper connection that's implied, and could've been really exploited.  Using McQuarrie designs is allw ell and good but I feel like, once again, Lucas maybe meddled too much and Filoni may have been better left to his own devices.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Scott on July 29, 2013, 01:47 AM
Blame that 100% on Anakin having a never before seen or heard of Padawan for no real apparent good reason.  I still think that (and bringing Maul back) are two of the stupidest ideas in SW history.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jesse James on July 29, 2013, 02:50 AM
I wound up liking Ahsoka but wish they'd not dubbed him a master and her a Padawan...  Why not just have her study under him some, but he's still a knight and she's still a Padawan ya know?  They went to Master, and it was lame.  Then he's still humpin' along with Kenobi as his Padawan and getting scolded in ROTS...  Made no sense there.

Maul, I never got past.  That was horrible.  He was cut in half.  Very lame story arc I felt, to bring him back.  Really just was terrible and they had other baddies they could incorporate...  Bounty Hunters in particular were more popular.  Assajj as well.  They had far better options.

We should just start listing everything Clone Wars did wrong as a series as we see it.  That could be one long thread I think.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Muftak on July 29, 2013, 11:04 PM
This is still not what I want* but, meh, I'll certainly watch it. I was not excited about CW either but the first season and a half were a lot of fun.

The designs they showed look great but none of that means much if we wind up with stories about one-dimensional senators or school lunches. Keep it action-focused, give us a (very) few main characters we can get emotionally involved with, and give them a real character arc that doesn't have all the growth loaded into the final episodes.

...oh, and don't rely on Vader, that's a cop-out. He can appear, but give us a bad guy that can have just as much growth and revelation as the good guys.

* = What I really want is cartoons that follow young Luke Han and Leia in the years between ANH and ESB. I don't care what EU we've gotten from that era in the past, there will never be enough and I don't care if it all jibes with each other. Scratch that, it already doesn't so its a non-issue. I really scratch my head when some other non-movie series project is announced and its not set in this ripe area. [/end rant]
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jesse James on July 30, 2013, 03:03 AM
I lean away from the mains only because their stories would all 3 be so separate...  some one-off shorter arcs would be awesome though, like I mentioned above, that would feature things like Han saving Chewbacca, winning the Falcon, doing the Kessel Run...

What I'd like is to see this follow the war, and follow people involved in the war...  It's sad but The Clone Wars didn't do that steadily.  It deviated, and wound up losing the very thing it was based on at the start.  It began so promisingly as well, with things like the Echo/Fives/Shineys at the outpost...  or the Separatist "Bismark" arc...  They had really insanely good stuff early, then up and gone like a fart in the wind.  They then needed to focus on shoe-horning Darth Maul back to life and into the show, or things that were too kiddie...  or conversely, "political intrigue" or other plots too complex.  I honestly think Lucas came in and really **** all over the project.

This era, I really hope he is far from it.  He should be at this point, but he's still there looking to get involved I'm afraid.  I'm ready for new Star Wars from new people.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: P-Siddy on July 30, 2013, 09:27 AM
I just hope it doesn't have some main character who is there when all the big background stories happen, like your examples for Han, Jesse.  And then the next episode he's bullseye-ing wamprats with Luke, and then is on Alderaan or Coruscant wooing Leia, and then somewhere shooting craps with Lando in some seedy casino.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Scockery on July 30, 2013, 09:34 AM
I hope it has an obscure character doing that instead. Wilrow Hood or Zutton or Ponda Baba. Just have some "Where's Walrusman?" moments.  ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 16, 2013, 09:40 AM
Agent W. 
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jayson on October 3, 2013, 05:02 PM
From the official Facebook page:

Star Wars Rebels have been sighted near the premier of Mighty Med! Tune in Monday (Oct 7) at 8:30 ET/PT on Disney XD for a special fly-by.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jesse James on October 3, 2013, 06:57 PM
Woooooo!  Can't wait just to see what it's going to look like as far as the animation style and whatnot.  See if it's dramatically different to Clone Wars, or if they're going to try to tie them together somehow.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: McMetal on October 5, 2013, 09:05 AM
Yay, I'm there. I'm sure with Filoni at the helm it will bear some stylistic resemblance to Clone Wars. I'm just curious who the major players will be. And of course, what the action figures will look like (eventually).
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jayson on October 7, 2013, 09:23 PM
http://youtu.be/O1_F7zg4B30
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jesse James on October 7, 2013, 09:42 PM
Lol at the twitter fun during that.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jayson on October 7, 2013, 10:36 PM
:)
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Nicklab on October 12, 2013, 04:14 PM
A little bit from The Official Site regarding the NYCC REBELS (http://starwars.com/news/nycc-2013-meet-the-inquisitor-the-new-face-of-evil-in-star-wars-rebels.html) panel.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jayson on October 12, 2013, 04:40 PM
Very cool. But it should be Vader personally hunting the Jedi down.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: P-Siddy on October 12, 2013, 06:14 PM
Very cool. But it should be Vader personally hunting the Jedi down.
+ 1,000,000,000,000....

I guess there's a lot of ret-conning going on so that The Phantom Menace doesn't exist (Maul's return, "Only 2 there are, a master and apprentice) and with A New Hope.  I guess I always envisioned that Vader was so angry at the Jedi Order that he took it upon himself to see their demise, not employing clones, stormtroopers, or some new dark force user named the Inquisitor.  The name sounds cool, but maybe for his first Star Destroyer (before the Executor.  That I could buy).  Just disappointed by that.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jesse James on October 12, 2013, 07:05 PM
The holy **** video is must see.  :o

This shows wow factor just skyrocketed, to me.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Scockery on October 12, 2013, 07:13 PM
Looks a like chance for concept art Scout Walker to be made. Sounds cool...but also

The ANTI-ALIEN EMPIRE has a PAU'AN goon running around. A dark force user...BUT NOT A SITH, WE SWEAR, THERE'S ONLY TWO EXCEPT WHEN THEIR ISN'T.

I assume Vader can't be everywhere at once, big galaxy. I'd rather see someone more bureaucratic...not "obvious villain" looking.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: P-Siddy on October 12, 2013, 08:42 PM
It seems like everyone and their grandmother (or self-spawn) can have a lightsaber.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Nicklab on October 12, 2013, 08:55 PM
The inquisitors are an EU device that dates back quite a way.  I seem to recall them being in the mix in the Dark Empire storyline.  And I think an Inquisitor also made his way into the mix with some of the online comic strips that were featured on The Official Site.  I seem to recall that some may have been Jedi that turned to the service of the New Order.  Others may have been former padawans that were sent off to the agricultural corps.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jayson on October 12, 2013, 10:04 PM
Inquisitorius (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Inquisitorius)

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The Inquisitorius was a secret division of Imperial Intelligence consisting of dark side Force-sensitive agents known as Inquisitors (sometimes also as Inquisitioners), or "truth officers".

Could be cool of Filoni's team takes into account some of the EU provided at the link to shape this new storyline.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: McMetal on October 12, 2013, 10:23 PM
Yeah, logically it's hard to see Vader NOT being the one to personally hunt down the Jedi, I mean, what else is he doing all that time? Paperwork? I like the design of The Inquisitor and all but he seems better suited as a henchman and not the lead bad guy. The double bladed light saber seems a little much too. Something less overtly Sithy would have been cooler I think.

It's fertile storytelling ground to be sure though...
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: P-Siddy on October 12, 2013, 10:33 PM
Okay, I like the looks of some of the guys on the wiki link Jay provided.  One of the guys looks like he could be an Imperial Dignitary.  Speaking of the dignitaries, it would be interesting to see Sim Aloo or Sate Pestage make an appearance.  Since they were Force sensitive, it'd be cool if they were involved.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jayson on October 12, 2013, 10:50 PM
Yeah, logically it's hard to see Vader NOT being the one to personally hunt down the Jedi, I mean, what else is he doing all that time? Paperwork? I like the design of The Inquisitor and all but he seems better suited as a henchman and not the lead bad guy. The double bladed light saber seems a little much too. Something less overtly Sithy would have been cooler I think.

It's fertile storytelling ground to be sure though...

$10 says that lightsaber spins around the handle like the Darth Maul accessory (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcAslQE6X58) and Hasbro will making a toy version.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jesse James on October 13, 2013, 09:04 PM
Yeah upon closer inspection the walkers not an ATPT and looks bigger bit that's still cool.  Would love a toy of that. 

Nobody sane will take your bet Jayson haha.  :)
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jayson on October 13, 2013, 10:43 PM
More info here. (http://www.ign.com/articles/2013/10/13/nycc-star-wars-rebels-new-info-on-the-role-of-jedi-and-more-on-the-empire) The AT-DP looks rad.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Scockery on October 13, 2013, 11:44 PM
So clone are out...that means Hasbro's removable helmet clone stormtroopers are a lie. Or 501ster's or something.

Given the timeline that's acceptable, you have a generation of people come to age during the Empire.

Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jesse James on October 14, 2013, 01:30 AM
Yeah the ATDP actually has been in the eu for a whole but undesignated till now.  Goes all the way back to Marvel but was in WEG sourcebooks too so I dig seeing it as another piece of concept art put to good use....  Be lying if I wasn't bummed that the AT-PT isn't shown.... Yet. :D  It would fit in this era though.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jayson on October 14, 2013, 09:36 AM
Additional images show that the Ghost (http://lightsaberrattling.com/?p=1238) is actually 2 ships in one. There is a docked starfighter in the aft called the Wolf.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jeff on October 14, 2013, 10:24 AM
But it should be Vader personally hunting the Jedi down.

If I read things correctly, Rebels is like 14 years after ROTS... maybe Vader is just bored with it at this point?  Sure, the first few years after ROTS he was probably tracking and killing Jedi, tracking and killing Jedi, over and over every day.  But after 14 years?  I'd like to think he upgraded to larger scale evil projects by then... ;)
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jayson on October 14, 2013, 11:41 AM
4 Part Star Wars Rebels panel video (http://thewookieegunner.com/2013/10/12/star-wars-rebels-panel-at-new-york-comic-con-2013-video/)
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jesse James on October 14, 2013, 02:43 PM
Gee I wonder if that will get made as a toy?  Hmmmmm. Who knows!?
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Scockery on October 14, 2013, 03:52 PM
Gee I wonder if that will get made as a toy?  Hmmmmm. Who knows!?

Hasbro will make an Angry Birds version.

Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Scott on January 6, 2014, 08:53 PM
Per reports on the Twitter...Zeb and Ezra Bridger are new characters from Rebels
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jesse James on January 6, 2014, 09:23 PM
The Ghost AND The Phantom are also apparently anti-Imperial vessels of some sort or another.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: JediJman on January 10, 2014, 12:24 PM
Wow, I'm digging the old school troop transport that they showed.  Gotta dig that thing out again.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Nicklab on January 13, 2014, 02:11 PM
Wow, I'm digging the old school troop transport that they showed.  Gotta dig that thing out again.

It IS cool to see that.  I always thought that vehicle was cool, and still wish that it would have been part of my vehicle collection way back when. 

But the inclusion of the Imperial Troop Transport DOES bring one thing to mind.  Is the REBELS team doing it because it works in the context of the new series?  Or is it something that Gary Kurtz voiced a concern about in an interview that he did within the past couple of years?  He said that he became concerned about the future of Star Wars because it seemed to become a vehicle for driving the toy business.  I hope it's not something that cynical.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jesse James on January 13, 2014, 03:37 PM
I think it's partially a nod to older fans (Hey, look, we're including a toy you had as a kid, updated, because we dig you!), and possibly toy marketing if they even make it of course, but I also think there's an element of the designers on the show liking that design (their own nostalgia for it) and using it...  I like the MLC-3, personally, and believe it's a totally plausible design that could've worked as an in-universe thing (some of the mini-rigs, not so much), and so I've incorporated it as a "real" thing, into my little Star Wars world.

The Stormtrooper Transport seems like that to me...  It may not even be made a toy at this point.  It may also suck given the current state of vehicles in this line, and that this one appears to be a big bigger and better than the original actually.  It'll be interesting to see how many NEW vehicle designs they incorporate into this.  I didn't get that sense too much from Clone Wars, aside from Clone colors, but that was just as much ROTS as TCW.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jesse James on January 23, 2014, 05:46 PM
The more that comes out about this show the more I start spazzing about how good it could be.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jayson on January 27, 2014, 10:36 PM
Chopper (http://www.moviepilot.de/news/star-wars-rebels-interview-mit-produzent-dave-filoni-127542), R2's ******bag cousin.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jesse James on January 28, 2014, 12:46 AM
Hah, fun description.  I kinda like the idea of a droid telling everyone to basically F off though.  :)

Should be an interesting figure given the design.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: R5Don4 on January 28, 2014, 07:18 AM
Shouldn't expect any better with Filloni involved.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jesse James on January 28, 2014, 04:12 PM
Figure looks neat and a fit for realistic.  I like the cobbled design and the colors.  It has a 70's vibe to it.  I like the idea of older tiny Astromechs in themselves and the "It's a cat if r2's a dog" analogy.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jesse James on February 11, 2014, 09:02 PM
New guy revealed in USA Today named Kanan:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2014/02/11/freddie-prinze-jr-star-wars-rebels-first-look/4802651/

First, Freddie Prinze Jr.?  I thought he died in the same plane Dave Coullier did, but thankfully he's here and voicing a pretty interesting character.  A "gunslinger" and "cowboy Jedi"?

I'm intrigued.  I was wondering if they'd dip into Jedi who survived as being core organizers of the Rebellion.  It really makes me wonder if Yoda or Kenobi will somehow surface in all this?  Maybe not OFF their respective planets, but someone will come see them?
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Nicklab on February 12, 2014, 12:20 AM
Nice look at the development of the series.  Freddie Prinze Jr is something of an unexpected bit of casting, but the character looks cool.  It's funny though, because Freddie's voice reminds me somewhat of the voice actor who played Anakin Skywalker in Clone Wars, Matt Lanter. 

As for the character of Kanan?  He reminds me slightly of the central character from the Dark Times comic series, Dass Jennir.  But with Jedi being on the run from the Empire, I would think there's the potential for some recurring themes when it comes to former Jedi characters.  Still, he appears like he might be a little young given when REBELS is supposed to take place.  Was he a padawan when Order 66 was issued?  And it also seems clear that at some point he's going to have a lightsaber duel with the Inquisitor.  I'm hoping those scenes will be cool, but shouldn't scenes like that be few and far between?
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jesse James on February 12, 2014, 12:23 AM
I think I'd prefer him having been a pretty young Padawan, only because that explains some of his ease of changing who he is as he grows up into adulthood...  He'd maybe have less developed force ability, and less likely to not be able to hide his powers and his past.  It also might have emotionally traumatized him more being so young when Order 66 goes down.  It could add to his character.

I was a tad surprised to hear they're kicking Rebels off 14 years AFTER ROTS...  It gives lots of time for changes for sure.  It also makes Leia and Luke more likely to show up, or at least the former anyway.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jayson on February 12, 2014, 12:50 AM
When I first saw "Kanan" I thought "young Han Solo with a lightsaber" which evolved into a Kyle Katarn/ Cade Skywalker homage. So, I guess they are doing things right in terms of keeping me engaged in the SW world.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jesse James on February 12, 2014, 12:54 AM
I was thinking very much along the Kyle Katarn angle...  The personality some maybe, as well, and the "rough" background, then the Jedi with a gun thing...  Kind of a cowboy. 

I always thought Kyle had a bit of Han in him with the rogue-ish personality and the whole loner thing too.

I think it's a good character...  The Rebellion really needed to have a Jedi at its core, if not a couple.  Assuming TFU may have some life to it yet, there's still Kota there...  Lots of good stuff with this guy though I think.  I'm glad to see it's not all "little kids" like I was worrying it might be.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: McMetal on February 12, 2014, 09:01 AM
If he's a Jedi, where's his lightsaber? Even a half-assed late bloomer like Luke could build one of those things!

Just kidding, I assume that would be a dead giveaway.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jesse James on February 12, 2014, 04:33 PM
They talk about it in the video.  He has one and just tries to bury his past but that will change.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Pete_Fett on February 12, 2014, 05:34 PM
I'm glad to see it's not all "little kids" like I was worrying it might be.

You haven't met the rest of his "crew" yet - be patient.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jesse James on February 12, 2014, 07:56 PM
No, but whoever his crew is, he's the Captain, and he's not a little kid...  I'm ok with that and him having a young crew backing him up, if it goes that way.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jayson on February 17, 2014, 10:36 AM
Two teaser trailers (http://starwars.com) out now.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jesse James on February 17, 2014, 07:24 PM
Not a LOT shown, but interesting to see.  I'm really curious to see how much they cater to the adult market compared to kids.  That was always a delicate balance in TCW.  It'll be even more of one now that Disney's in charge, I feel.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jesse James on February 18, 2014, 09:35 PM
Meet Zeb, The Muscle! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rw86B-GFsDU)

Another introduction video...  Now they just need to introduce that chick Mando who looked badass, and someone from the Empire other than the friggin' Inquisitor...  some vehicles and drivers would be neat too. :P

I like that he apparently hates chopper...  Chopper seems like a prick and I've not even seen the show yet.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: McMetal on February 18, 2014, 11:38 PM
Yeah, Zeb looks pretty cool, I dig the voice. Not feeling it for Ezra though, I'm tired of street smart punk kids.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jayson on February 19, 2014, 09:43 AM
Meet "Feisty" Sabine (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/star-wars-rebels-meet-sabine-681433)
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: P-Siddy on February 19, 2014, 10:37 AM
Meet "Feisty" Sabine (http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/star-wars-rebels-meet-sabine-681433)

Don't you feel the need to include a feline "Raaarrr" (purr/roar) after reading that?
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Qui-Gon Jim on February 19, 2014, 12:51 PM
So the Rebels are the Wolverines.  Got it.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jayson on February 20, 2014, 11:33 AM
Final core character revealed: Meet Hera (http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/02/20/star-wars-rebels-all-characters/)
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jesse James on March 26, 2014, 01:55 AM
What fun stuff would you like to see snuck into this?  Like the Stormtrooper Transport...

It's reworked, but it's awesome and takes some PT goodness and that original toy, and makes something awesome we all recognize.  Very much for us.

Something I hope to see?  I'd like to see the AT-PT incorporated in some capacity...  An improvement on the AT-RT, and a transitional vehicle to bridge that gap with something that actually looks like an attempt at evolution.

Like the Y-Wing in Clone Wars, I'm anxious to see what maybe they slip into this cartoon that resonates with the older crowd.  Little things like that are awesome.

I'd dig an Imperial Gunship too.

I think part of my want for the AT-PT is selfish in that I'd love a toy of it, but I think ships and things evolving, even slightly, is a nice thing to witness.  I'm hoping to see how the Alliance gets its first fighters too, if we indeed see the Alliance being born.  Fighters sort of embody the Rebels, so I'd like to see some CW hardware given to whoever makes up the initial group.

Just wishing out loud tonight for some new toys I guess.  Maybe a little anxious to get those new Rebels vehicles in my collection too.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jesse James on April 29, 2014, 05:11 PM
http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2014/04/29/star-wars-rebels-trailer-first-look/8462295/

New trailer coming May 4th at 7 on DisneyXD airing of the new Yoda Lego movie.

Then online at like 3 a.m., but I'll be DVR'ing it Sunday to watch right away.  This show looks like it's going to have a lot of great stuff to it.  I'm getting anxious for this. :)

Thanks to Jayson for pointing this out to me at Yakface by the way.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Nicklab on May 4, 2014, 02:26 PM
The first trailer IS LIVE ON YOUTUBE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_soLH5MWGOg&feature=youtu.be).
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: McMetal on May 4, 2014, 07:23 PM
Cool, I could have swore I kept seeing Bo Katan in there. Does one of the chicks wear Mando armor?
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jeff on May 4, 2014, 10:02 PM
Does one of the chicks wear Mando armor?

Yes, Sabine (http://starwars.com/watch/rebels-meet-sabine.html).
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 5, 2014, 04:10 PM
Very good looking show there.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Muftak on May 16, 2014, 09:06 AM
Lando on Rebels:

http://collider.com/star-wars-rebels-details-simon-kinberg/ (http://collider.com/star-wars-rebels-details-simon-kinberg/)

What role do you think Lando will play on the show? I'm sure he'll just guest star at first, but that kind of thing starting from the get-go could tempt the writers real easily into finding more and more for him to do. And since Billy D. isn't going to be busy with the movie...
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Master_Phruby on May 16, 2014, 09:24 AM
Billy D can barely walk much less dance. I would say he's got about five years left. He doesn't look very good. Anything they do with him should be very soon.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: McMetal on May 16, 2014, 10:54 AM
LOL...remember when he was on LOST?
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Matt_Fury on May 17, 2014, 01:20 PM
I think he could play a role similar to the Lando role in Jedi Outcast.  A connection who can help out from time to time.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jesse James on July 10, 2014, 06:02 PM
(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/014RebsTV_KallusIntroVid01_TN.jpg) (http://www.jedidefender.com/index.php?id=1073)
Clicky For Story

New video, new dude, Agent Kallus...

He's an Imperial Security Bureau Agent/Officer.  He hunts Rebel flare-ups down, and puts ointment on them.

I feel like Filloni wanted to say basically the ISB is akin to the Gestapo, by drawing that FBI/Military Police comparison, in that they're a quasi-military organization.  All stuff the old WEG RPG's established that is now being carried over I guess.  Will Yularren return to animation?  He was supposedly an ISB officer, though now uniform jiving doesn't work as well.  Agent Kallus has a very unique uniform on, with unique insignia...  plus the armor and bucket.

All cool looking I guess, but what's the purpose? 

There's the "Kid element" to him too that makes me uneasy.  The whole show has a cool character then something about said character that makes you wonder if he won't turn out a little hokey?  This one is cool right up to the "He uses special weapons and stuff!", and then you start to wonder how far to the kid or adult market they'll take the show.

Lot of questions.  I'm still going with some hopeful thinking on it.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: McMetal on July 10, 2014, 11:03 PM
What's up with that crazy ass beard?!? lol

Guess there will be no shortage of bad guys, although it seems we won't be getting much, if any, Vader.

I still wish they would drop the silly names though, that joke has really worn thin.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Nicklab on July 13, 2014, 04:29 PM
Kallus seems like he's going to be the prominent Imperial player in the series.  I'm glad to see that he's part of the Imperial Security Bureau.  It's something that's been somewhat glossed over in the movies, despite seeing Yularen and other ISB officers on the Death Star in A NEW HOPE.  The mutton chops are a little odd though, since the only Imperial Officers I can think of that had ANY facial hair were Yularen and Ozzel.  And they had pretty neatly groomed moustaches.

The actor playing Kallus is pretty cool, too.  He's played some decent parts like in Red Tails and Rise of the Planet of the Apes.  And truth be told, I'm surprised to see that some actors who aren't traditionally voice actors are taking on roles in the series.  Freddie Prinze Jr., David Oyelowo and now it seems Jason Isaacs as the Inquisitor (The Patriot, the Harry Potter series) are all actors with significant on screen credits, but they seem interested in taking part in REBELS.  It makes me hopeful for this new series.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Nicklab on July 19, 2014, 07:30 AM
Meet The Inquisitor (http://www.starwars.com/video/star-wars-rebels-meet-the-inquisitor-the-empire-s-jedi-hunter), and voice actor Jason Isaacs.  Glad to see Isaacs on board with the series.  I've always thought that he would work very well within the Star Wars universe.  And way back when I thought that he might even be the right actor to play Tarkin in the PT if he would've had anything approaching a speaking role.  Definitely looking forward to seeing what he brings to the Inquisitor.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jayson on July 22, 2014, 11:25 AM
Spanky new trailer  (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg5YN3LAGw4) Series officially starts in October
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jesse James on July 22, 2014, 03:55 PM
Lots of goodness in there...

Seems a certain Jedi Master's been workin' to help move things along.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Nicklab on July 24, 2014, 10:21 PM
And we've got another new trailer for REBELS today.  This one is called Star Wars Rebels: A Look Ahead (http://youtu.be/JYkXif5Q2mA).  And it features some familiar faces.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jesse James on July 24, 2014, 11:07 PM
And vehicles...  *cough*Stormtroopertransportinthere*cough*
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Nicklab on July 25, 2014, 10:15 AM
Another new video premiered last night.  EW has an exclusive clip (http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/07/24/star-wars-rebels-inquisitor-fight/?hootPostID=730d25c4f2adf214f1079a2df740e5e6) featuring the Inquisitor and his unique lightsaber.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jesse James on August 5, 2014, 01:28 AM
Rebels Extended Preview is up...

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/014Rebs_ExtendedPreview01_TN.jpg) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZn_TrwbPN8&feature=youtu.be)
Clicky

The action was pretty non-stop...  There are a few eastereggs to look for, and the whole thing's worth a couple viewings.

The Officers were slick and very OT.  The speederbikes with the boxes?  I'll take 10, please, just give me the boxes too!  Oh and a pilot.  Love the pilot design.

The AT-DP was pretty neat.  The citizens, the building designs, the posters...  There's a lot to take in.  Not to mention the fact the entire planet is a piece of concept art! :)

Very good, very fast, very good action.  It's a cartoon so there are obvious "Kids need to like this" vibes going but there's equally obvious effort to make adults happy here.  Filloni does excel at that IMO.

You'll want to watch this...

So far on the Aurabesh Imperial Recruitment Poster I've got (I think):

SUPPORT YOUR EMPIRE
BUILD TIE FIGHTERS
THE LATEST IN DEFENSE AGAINST THREATS TO PEACE

The bottom line is very tough to read on my computer screen.  I'd lean towards it telling you how to sign up, or where, but I honestly can barely make the letters out. 

There are also words to the left that are small (under the TIE Fighter, etc.), which I can't make out well.  Someone with a better screen resolution may see them more clear than I can.

Wish I could see a full shot of that poster in hi-res.  I'd love to be able to actually physically print that out in various scales.  :-X

Some of the words on the left (Under the fighters) appear to be PATRIOT(ism? or ic?) and WORK (with something before it).
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jesse James on August 5, 2014, 02:01 AM
BTW anyone catch the bottom of the poster?  What the little kid's silhouettes were doing?  There's maybe only one clear shot of that. :)  We can all probably relate to it.  Kind of a *GASP* YES! of a moment, haha.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Nicklab on August 5, 2014, 09:00 AM
Fantastic clip.  It absolutely evoked an OT vibe.  From the smug nature of the Imperial Officers, to the blaster sounds, to the designs.  It was very much a callback to some of the things that drew people in to the original films.

I've actually picked up the REBELS - The Visual Guide (http://www.starwars.com/news/introducing-star-wars-rebels-the-visual-guide).  And it gives some great insights into the designs of some of the weapons and vehicles from the series.  And it turns out that the speeder bikes and AT-DP were both Joe Johnston designs from the OT.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 5, 2014, 10:40 AM
Rebels Extended Preview is up...

(http://www.jedidefender.com/news/images/1-08/014Rebs_ExtendedPreview01_TN.jpg) (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZn_TrwbPN8&feature=youtu.be)
Clicky

Am I watching Star Wars or Aladdin? I expected some to yell "Stop thief! Street Rat!" and to break out into song.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jayson on August 11, 2014, 04:42 PM
Another awesome preview (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgoDwquiwRM)... total OT stylings and feel in this clip.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jesse James on August 11, 2014, 08:23 PM
Yeah, lots of good action.  The poor droid...  no wonder he's all bitchy.  I like his noises too.  He'll be the only figure I buy without a customizing idea in my head. :)  He's just going to roll right onto my alliance shelf.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jesse James on August 14, 2014, 04:04 PM
Yakface posted a bunch of pics to twitter from a book found at TRU for Rebs and there are some interesting images.  Namely a guy from a ride at a resort.  It makes me hope we will see his vehicle in the show. :)
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jeff on August 14, 2014, 04:12 PM
I think it's cool they finally found something besides Kenner and McQuarrie designs to rip off inspire them. 

Now I'll have to amend my gripe to: "Is everything in this show ripped off from Kenner, McQuarrie, or Star Tours?"   :P
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jesse James on August 14, 2014, 06:57 PM
Ur not harshing my Rebels mellow, sir! :)

I am sure they'll rip off ample other things like frame-for-frame duplication of shots from ANH. :x
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Scott on August 14, 2014, 09:54 PM
How soon into this will we run across young Han Solo?
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Master_Phruby on August 16, 2014, 01:52 PM
I don't know about young Han Solo, even if he did show up in  the Yoda Chronicles, but it sounds like Captain Rex from Star Tours will show up on the show.

http://www.endorexpress.net/2014/08/rx-24-to-appear-in-rebels/ (http://www.endorexpress.net/2014/08/rx-24-to-appear-in-rebels/)
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: EpicGon on August 18, 2014, 10:42 AM
About Sabine mandalorian girl in art attack: it looks like an operation from a video game (sabotage),
but the actions are being trying to be justified; moments before a stormtrooper abused a civilian.

This is for kids, all right, but it is appealing for interest in adults too, cause Disney has looked at artistic motivation.
In a guerrilla campaing, rebels could live solitary lives, and so thus art is their main company.

Art attack is a blink to the contemporary street art, also represents the imaginary against the establishment.

Can´t critic this, for me is acceptable, but not excelent yet.

This is for kids, again, and we are adults, 35 years after we watch an activist artist in rebel lines, wish to listen the speech of a poet soon. (If check OT databank, Teebo was an ewok poet).

Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: JediJman on August 18, 2014, 10:45 AM
Rebels Short on tonight at 6:30 Central I believe...
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jayson on August 18, 2014, 12:45 PM
You can watch it now on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dSJRKB8x9E&list=UUZGYJFUizSax-yElQaFDp5Q)
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Jeff on August 19, 2014, 09:57 AM
I love how Disney doesn't mess around - looks like Rebels is following the path of a lot of other Disney Jr./Disney XD shows - early on-line preview followed by on-air premiere followed by DVD release in a two week span.


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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
· “Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion” one-hour movie will be available to verified users on WATCHDisneyXD.com and the WATCH Disney XD app for smartphones and tablets. It will also be available on Disney Channel SVOD.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3
· Premiere telecast of the one-hour movie “Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion” (9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4
· “Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion” will be available on Disney XD VOD and for purchase through Apple iTunes, Amazon Instant Video and Google Play.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 6
· “Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion” (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) premieres on Disney XD.

MONDAY, OCTOBER 13
· “Star Wars Rebels” (9:00 p.m., ET/PT) series premieres on Disney XD.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14
· “Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion” will be available to own on DVD in retailers nationwide. The DVD includes the movie, a free Ghost 3D model ship, four “Star Wars Rebels” shorts, plus a never-before-seen piece that takes you deeper into the world of “Star Wars Rebels” and the upcoming season.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: Nicklab on August 19, 2014, 10:45 AM
Yeah, that is a very concerted, calculated plan to launch the new show.  To be honest, I'm happy to see that sort of aggressive marketing stance.
Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: EpicGon on August 25, 2014, 03:01 PM
Today watched "Entanglement" short:

-The tie fighter pilot sans helmet looked like the TSC imperial gunner´s face.  :)

-For the plot, the production team must determine "the range of wave explosin" of a TIE fighter (troopers survive)

-The foretold oppression of the empire touches a very domestic sphere: soldiers persecuting ambulant fruit sellers.
Maybe it turn into how they conquest a planet (like mandalor from cw) but until that, the oppressed ughanut is only an emotional leit motiv for a poor harmless guy, cause he doesn´t provide more background of that status quo.

-Zeb is a blend of bodyguard and bouncer, if he is intended to provide a "Chewie role", with the plus of his speech,
must say that the wookie on OT was more expressive in gestes and actions.

-Seems animation colour is a bit brighter than CW, due to that sunny desert but also because production line wants a less sombre
narration.

Title: Re: Star Wars Rebels - Coming Fall 2014
Post by: 77Skywalker on December 10, 2014, 07:40 PM
I had anticipated there would just be many things that happened between Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope.  It's nice to see truly just how these things now lead in to Episode 4.