Disney XD will air the teaser during the premiere of "Mighty Red" on Monday at 8:30 ET/PT. The teaser will be only 15 seconds long. This will be our second look at something Star Wars related since Disney bought Lucasfilm almost a year ago. The first was the teaser of the game Battlefront. Hit the jump for more details about the plot as well as when to expect more official announcements...
Here's the short teaser:
I expected something more original. Obviously their point is to show us that these series will feel more like the Original Trilogy. Not like the Clone Wars which had a feel similar to the Prequel Trilogy.
First here's the official release by StaWars.com and little clarification from Lucasfilm's Tracy Cannobbio:
@starwarsrebels have been sighted near the premier of @MightyMedTV! Tune into Disney XD Monday at 8:30 ET/PT for a special fly-by.
— Star Wars (@starwars) October 3, 2013
@RebelForceRadio Just to clarify, this is not a trailer - rather a quick teaser video. Or, as I like to call it, 15 seconds of coolness.
— Tracy Cannobbio (@Tcann13) October 3, 2013
As we know so far the series is set between the events of Episode III and IV. It takes place in a time where "the Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking shape."
Now some more possible plot details emerged from BleedingCool (via makingstarwars.net).
According to them Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia are eight years old during the series and they’re not in it. That means Star Wars Rebels takes place eight years after Revenge of the Sith or twelve years before A New Hope.
The first film is about the Galactic Empire taking over a planet. A bunch of people are lined up, even some of the parents fall into line but a group of teenagers refuse. The teenagers go on the run in a ship called the “Ghost,” which we saw at CEII. So the teenagers are the rebels and the adults are the Galactic Empire.
The “Ghost” ship is going to be the thing they sell heavily and the “home base” of the series. A lot of Star Wars Rebels will be set on the ship.
There will be plenty more Star Wars: RebeIs news coming in the next week. The show will be presented at this year's New York Comic Con (October 10-13, 2013) by Pablo Hidalgo.
@JustinL81 Let's put a pin in this, and bring it up again after the NYCC panel. ;)
— Pablo Hidalgo (@infinata) September 29, 2013
Here's the official press release from StarWars.com:
Star Wars Rebels: The Might of the Empire
Saturday, October 12, 2013
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m., Room 1E
What happens when the Galactic Empire takes over a planet? What if Imperials took interest in your world, and garrisoned Stormtroopers and TIE fighters to maintain order? Star Wars Rebels, the thrilling, all-new animated television series from Lucasfilm for Disney XD will ask those questions -- and so will this panel hosted by Lucasfilm's resident Star Wars expert, Pablo Hidalgo.
Details on the show are closely guarded, but fans at NYCC will get a first look at new art from the series, and learn new information about the formidable forces of the Galactic Empire. Star Wars Rebels is set between Episodes III and IV, and it is a dark time in the galaxy. In the spirit of the original trilogy, the Empire is once again the preeminent villain of the saga, and Star Wars Rebels puts the awesome might of Imperial forces in the spotlight.