Star Wars Rebels teaser trailer revealed by Disney

By Melissa Platero, CCNN Writer

Star Wars Rebels concept art
Concept artwork released for Star Wars Rebels on their Facebook page.

So, trying to find information on Lucasfilm Animation’s Star Wars Rebels is like looking for water in the desert planet of Tatooine. There’s not much! However, we’ve finally gotten a little sip of the lightsaber action, as Disney XD debuted their first teaser for the show.

Set sometime between the third prequel – Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith – and the first of the original trilogy – Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope – there’s plenty of material to draw upon. Whether Disney chooses to explore the Expanded Universe stories from the dozens of novels out there or take a different route remains to be seen.

What we will get to watch is the Galactic Empire spread its powerful grip across the galaxy, as it takes down the last of the Jedi Knights. The first sparks of rebellion will also begin to flash in the shadowy corners of the Empire, forming what will one day defeat Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader.

Who will the major players be? Will fan favorites like Ahsoka Tano, Anakin Skywalker’s former Jedi Padawan make an appearance? All I know is, I hope Jar Jar Binks never shows his face again, or I’ll be reaching for my blaster.

Image of Star Wars Rebels concept art courtesy of Star Wars Rebels Facebook.