First full trailer for Star Wars Rebels

Trailer Louisa Mellor 6 May 2014 - 07:02

Animated Disney XD series, Star Wars Rebels, has its first full trailer. Meet the droids and Jedis below...

Over the bank holiday weekend (on Star Wars day, to be precise), Disney unveiled this first trailer for forthcoming animated series, Star Wars Rebels. Thanks to the show's productive publicity machine, we've already met many of its characters in teaser promos and artwork releases, but here's a chance to see how the A New Hope prequel hangs together. Pretty well, is our first impression.

The new series is due to start on Disney XD in the US this autumn with an hour-long special before settling into a weekly pattern.

Set between the events of Revenge Of The Sith and A New Hope, it tells the story of a small band of heroes and their burgeoning rebellion, as well as the Imperial Jedi Hunter, The Inquisitor (whom you can glimpse for the first time at the end of the trailer) on their trail.

Read more about Star Wars Rebels on Den Of Geek, here.

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Not sure how to feel about this actually. 'Rebels' does seem to be marketed for younger children, and the style is more cartoon-ish than its predecessor. Hopefully it goes the route of 'Clone Wars' and go into more mature areas over time. Heck, TMNT manages to include some pretty disturbing stuff at times and cover mature issues despite its marketing and style; I don't see why the same can't be done here.

Otherwise, what we get here does pique my interest. While the voice-over is ridden with clichés, it is great to see some fun to be had in line with the original trilogy. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing more of the Inquisitor as well. Oh, and hearing John WIlliams's score (The Imperial March in particular) is always a treat.

Having the same creators as 'Clone Wars' definitely works in its favour too, and, being the patient man I am, I'll definitely stick around even if the first few episodes are not that stellar.

The voiceover was cringeworthy in Clone Wars as well.

True, but at least later trailers were pretty solid, especially those for Darth Maul's return and seasons 4 and 5.

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