Continuing to be high on our list of things to watch when it debuts this fall, the official YouTube channel for Star Wars has added a new three minute short for Star Wars Rebels for fans to check out. While a lot of fans were upset at the loss of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Disney is doing what it can to reassure fans and bring them into the fold for this new series. We’ve had a seven minute preview previously, lots of character shorts and more in the last few months and this latest piece plays up the action, banter and the music in a really solid way here, even if it has a few too many nods to the original trilogy.
The show is set to have a one-hour preview this fall before going into the full series itself on Disney XD. With the series exploring the time between the third and fourth installments and taking a lot of cues from the McQuarrie artwork, it’s settling in well to its design and has a lot of potential.
The series stars Freddie Prinze, Jr., Taylor Gray, Steve Blum, Tiya Sircar and Vanessa Marshall.
Plot concept: Set between the events of Episode III and IV — an era spanning almost two decades never-before explored on-screen. It 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.