We finally get to see some of the next Star Wars animated series, but don't blink or you'll miss it.
Ever since Lucasfilm announced an end to its acclaimed series The Clone Wars and a hold on Seth Green's Star Wars sitcom, Detours, fans have been waiting to see where the company's animation team would go next. Things got exciting a few months ago when we found out that the next Star Wars cartoon would be Rebels, a series set between Revenge of the Sith and Return of the Jedi that will chronicle both the rise of the Galactic Empire and the rise of the Rebellion that will challenge it. Now, with about a year to go until we actually get to see the series, we have our first look at Rebels in the form of this teaser.
Unfortunately, it's only 16 seconds long.
Maybe it's the re-creation of a classic shot from the original Star Wars film. Maybe it's the knowledge that Clone Wars supervising director Dave Filoni will have a big hand in this series, along with X-Men: First Class producer Simon Kinberg and Young Justice producer and writer Greg Weisman. Maybe it's the return to the fertile ground of Empire vs. Rebellion storytelling. Maybe it's just great to think of Star Wars back on TV. Whatever it is, that trailer got me pumped for this show. How about you?
Star Wars: Rebels arrives in fall 2014 on Disney XD. Will you be watching?