If yesterday's Darth Vader sneak peek from Star Wars Rebels Season 2 wasn't enough, then you're in luck! Today, we have yet another clip, plus a featurette where the cast and crew discuss this iconic Star Wars villain. The clip shows the Sith Lord taking to the skies, and we see his ship has the ability to even take out his enemies from behind, while the Ghost crew plan their attack. Executive producer Simon Kinberg reveals in the featurette that they wanted to end Star Wars Rebels Season 1 with the arrival of Darth Vader, while voice cast members Tiya Sircar (Sabine), Vanessa Marshall (Hera), Taylor Gray (Ezra), Steve Blum (Zeb) chime in on how the villain fits into the story.
We also hear from executive producer Dave Filoni, who talks about Kitana's return and how important her role will be in the series moving forward. Star Wars Rebels Season 2 kicks off with a special one-hour movie event, Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal, with the show airing new episodes later this fall. Fan favorite characters such as Wolffe and Gregor, Ahsoka Tano and Captain Rex will also be back, along with original Star Wars movies characters such as Stephen Stanton voicing Grand Moff Tarkin, Phil LaMarr portraying Bail Organa, Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian, Frank Oz as Yoda and Anthony Daniels as C-3PO.
Star Wars Rebels unfolds between the events of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope and tells the story of the motley but clever crew of the starship Ghost who together face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries and embark on thrilling adventures. Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal debuts on Saturday, June 20 at 9 PM ET on Disney XD, and stay tuned to find out when the show will return later this fall. Are you excited about Darth Vader's return in Star Wars Rebels?