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Extended trailer for Star Wars: Rebels

by Greg Belfrage

Disney has released an extended trailer for their upcoming animated series, "Star Wars: Rebels".

Disney describes the series this way:

The Jedi have been wiped out and the Empire spreads tyranny through the galaxy. Hope runs thin. But on the small planet of Lothal a big change is looming. A group of rebels meet a 14-year-old con artist named Ezra and soon it's clear their destinies are linked. Aboard their ship, the Ghost, Ezra and the rebels embark on an adventure to ignite a rebellion and strike back against the Empire.

This new animated series is getting panned by some of the fanboys. However, the criticism seems based on nothing more than a dislike of Disney, which now owns the Star Wars franchise.

I am a big fan of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars". I actually prefer the series to some of the actual films. This new series looks every bit as good as "The Clone Wars" and really seems to capture the flavor of the original movie.

"Star Wars: Rebels" will debut in October on Disney XD.

Greg Belfrage is a lifelong Star Trek fan, Batman toy collector, sci-fi movie maniac and hopeless geek. He can be reached at greg.belfrage@mwcradio.com


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