Following the trailer preview that debuted on Friday, LucasFilm and Disney XD have released the first full trailer for Star Wars Rebels. This highly-anticipated new animated series takes place between Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, as new villain The Inquisitor sets out to eliminate the rest of the Jedi Knights while the Rebel Alliance begins to take shape. Celebrate Star Wars Day with both a full-length trailer and a shorter version. May the 4th Be With You!
Starring a small band of heroes, Sabine, Kanan, Hera, Ezra, Zeb, and Chopper, Star Wars Rebels is set in a time where the Empire rules through fear and shrouds the galaxy in darkness. This first full-length trailer offers many new glimpses at sequences from the show, including the starship Ghost chased by TIE Fighters; young Ezra watching as a Star Destroyer looms overhead; Stormtroopers marching; a zero-g fight between our heroes and Imperials; and Kanan, a secret Jedi, assembling his lightsaber and preparing for battle. It ends, however, with an Imperial officer reporting to the Inquisitor, the Empire's Jedi hunter, seen and heard here for the first time. A shorter trailer offers a closer look at the upcoming animated series, including the heroic crew of the Ghost and the forces of the evil Empire.
The series, executive produced by Dave Filoni, Simon Kinberg, and Greg Weisman, is scheduled to premiere in fall 2014 as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel and will be followed by a series on Disney XD.