Star Wars Rebels, the new Star Wars animated series created by guys who worked on The Last Airbender and Gargoyles, arrives this year and Disney is finally letting loose with some footage. Not huge amounts of footage mind you, but more than just a shot of a star destroyer and a logo.
The show looks surprisingly good — Pixar movie from a few years ago kind of good. These trailers also have a very strong, and no doubt very intentional, Hunger Games vibe to them. Lots of talk of sparks and fire and rebellion and a new logo for the Rebels that’s very Mockingjay-esque. I would not be at all surprised if this is the direction the entire Star Wars series is going under Disney.
You can check out two short trailers for Star Wars Rebels below…
I really like this new wheat-covered planet. Not every planet in the galaxy can be some inhospitable desert/ice/swamp wasteland! Somebody’s gotta make the galaxy’s bread!