12:40am PT by Philiana Ng
'Star Wars Rebels' Extended Trailer: More Battles, More Tension (Video)
The extended trailer for Disney's Star Wars Rebels is here.
An extension of the minute-long teaser released on May 4 (May the Fourth), the new offering sets up the conflict that kicks off the upcoming animated series to fuller effect. Obi-Wan Kenobi breaks the news that the Republic and the Jedi have fallen, forcing a group of unlikely heroes to stand up — igniting a rebellion. There are far more action sequences, more footage of the series' core characters, and heightened tension as the main battle between the Inquisitor and the rebels begins to take shape.
Star Wars Rebels takes place between Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV -- A New Hope, which spans about two decades. The animated series is set "in a time where the Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking shape."
Star Wars Rebels will premiere in the fall as a one-hour special on Disney Channel before debuting as a series on sister channel Disney XD worldwide. Freddie Prinze Jr., Taylor Gray, Steve Blum, Tiya Sircar, Vanessa Marshall, Jason Isaacs, David Oyelowo and Billy Dee Williams are the voice stars.
Disney will tout Star Wars Rebels at San Diego's Comic-Con with a special screening the evening of July 24 at the Gaslamp Reading Cinemas, as well as a panel session with the creative team and voice stars that day at 6 p.m. in Room 6BCF.
Star Wars Rebels premieres in October.