Looks like new Star Wars stuff is coming out sooner than we thought!
It was only a few months ago that Lucasfilm announced their animation studio would be developing a new animated series, and now the production company has released a teaser for Star Wars Rebels, as reported by ComingSoon.net. The show will take place between Episodes III and IV and deal with the forming of the Rebellion, as well as the plight of the few remaining Jedi Knights as they stand defiant against the Galactic Empire. It will be made and released by Lucasfilm Animation, who just recently wrapped up their previous series The Clone Wars, and is set to première next fall as a one-hour special on the Disney Channel that will lead into the actual series on Disney XD across the globe.
As a life-long fan of Star Wars, I’ve been excited to see Rebels the moment it was announced. The brief length of this teaser, however, doesn’t really alter my excitement either way. It only pays homage to one of the most oft-repeated visual cues from A New Hope and doesn’t show much else. As for the grating voice of the teaser’s narrator, it’s not that much different from what I hear whenever I flip to Disney XD, so I assume that it won’t reflect the quality of the show as some people are suggesting. All in all, Lucasfilm shouldn’t have put out this teaser just yet, as they lacked anything of worth to show to get people pumped up. Sure, the series isn’t coming out until next year and they want people to keep this in mind, but I would have preferred it if they released this or something with more meat to it later down the line, maybe in January. That way, the wait for Rebels, as well as 2015’s Episode VII, won’t seem as agonizingly long.
What do you guys think? Does the teaser change your view of the show thus far? Do you think they put it out too early? Post your thoughts in the comments below!