Official Star Wars Rebels Season 2 trailer released; James Earl Jones confirmed as Darth Vader

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Apr 20, 2015, 2:23 PM EDT

A first official trailer for the eagerly anticipated second season of Star Wars Rebels has been unveiled during Star Wars Celebration 2015 over the weekend. The exciting, three-minute trailer features the return of the Ghost crew, as well as other beloved familiar faces -- including Captain Rex and Ashoka Tano. New enemies will also make their debut in the new season.

Along with the trailer, you'll see that two new posters have been released, and we have them in the gallery below for your perusal. One shows everyone’s favorite Star Wars villain, Darth Vader, clashing with my fave badass Star Wars Rebels character, Ashoka.

Not only that, but we also have confirmation that James Earl Jones will return as the voice of Darth Vader in the upcoming season, and that Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Sarah Michelle Gellar is also joining the cast as a mysterious character some believe will be a young Princess Leia. 

Even though Ashoka is set to play a "significant role" in the series in future, she sadly won’t appear every week. Just like Vader, the character will pop up only occasionally in order to maintain an aura of mystery and create some buzz for those episodes in which the two former pals will appear.

Check out the official trailer and the two posters below, and let us know what you think:

Will you be tuning in to Disney XD for the second season of Star Wars Rebels? (No premiere date has been unveiled yet.)

(via Comic Book Movie)