Say hello to Sabine, Star Wars Rebels' 'spunky,' 'hip' female lead

Contributed by
Jul 4, 2015, 5:14 PM EDT (Updated)

Disney is still trickling out details on the upcoming animated series Star Wars: Rebels, and now we have our first details about the show’s “spunky,” “hip” female character. We’re going to be honest — it sounds a bit groan-worthy.

Dubbed Sabine, the character is a butt-kicking Mandalorian graffiti artist with a penchant for blowing things up. It’s obviously hard to make a determination based on the bio alone, but it sounds like they might just be throwing a grab-bag of character traits at this one.

Sabine will serve as a member of the Ghost crew, and in a video debuting the character, the creators hit on all the buzzwords you’d expect: “artistic,” “hip,” “spunky” and “feisty.” We’re all for some strong female character on TV, especially when it comes to role models for younger fans, but we worry Disney might be trying a bit too hard with this one.

Hopefully this character isn’t quite as grating as it sounds like she could be. Fingers crossed. On a broader view, combine the buzzword-heavy Sabine with Freddie Prinze Jr.’s drug-dealer-looking “cowboy Jedi,” and we’re sad to say we’re getting a tad worried that Rebels won’t be able to match the Clone Wars level of awesomeness we’ve come to expect.

Check out her intro above and let us know what you think.

(Via Star Wars)