The Clone Wars' Captain Rex returns in new BTS Star Wars Rebels Season 2 featurette

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Sep 18, 2015, 3:31 PM EDT

Here's a new featurette from Disney and Lucasfilm uniting a few favorite Clones from Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series, Captain Rex and his fellow troopers, with the gallant gang of the Ghost for Season 2 of Star Wars Rebels.  This rogue band of veteran Clones apparently escaped implementing the diabolical Order 66, eliminating all members of the Jedi Order, and are now a grizzled group searching for a cause to champion. 

This behind-the-scenes short, hosted by Rebels' executive producer Dave Filoni, details part of the the creative process behind crafting episodes of Star Wars Rebels and gives us a brief history of the Clones' significance in the Star Wars Universe and their evolution in the prequels and the animated series.  Have a look.

"It was a marvelous kind of homecoming," says Dee Bradley Baker, who voices Rex and all the Clones on Star Wars Rebels.  "I think that Rex ultimately is a heroic person. Most of the Clones are — that's kind of baked into their DNA.  And ultimately, when push comes to shove, they're not going to react to things in a selfish way. They're going to make the sacrifices and step up and do what needs to be done to make the world better (and) to make the universe better."

Star Wars Rebels kicks off its sophomore season on Oct. 14, 2015 (9:30 ET/PT), on Disney XD. 

Are you excited to see Captain Rex, Wolffe and Gregor return to aid the rebellion?

(Via Superherohype)