At Star Wars Celebration, as expected, it was officially announced that the upcoming fourth season of Star Wars: Rebels will be its last and the first trailer for that final season was unveiled. There is no animated series currently announced to continue on, so this looks like it will bring to an end a combined 10-season run between Clone Wars and Rebels under the direction of David Filoni. Continue reading Trailer Time: Star Wars – Rebels Season 4 Trailer #1 “One Last Battle”
Lucasfilm has released the first teaser for the “Star Wars Rebels” finale, which will air as a special one-hour episode, March 30 on Disney XD.
The teaser for the episode, titled “Twilight of the Apprentice,” follows the history of Ahsoka Tano and Anakin Skywalker — Ahsoka’s former Jedi mentor and close friend, as chronicled on “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” — before the two go head-to-head on opposing sides in the “Rebels” finale.
Maybe Dave Filoni and company have something to surprise us, but it seems to me that this is the inevitable end to yet another tragic aspect of Vader’s character. Ahsoka was incredibly annoying when she debuted, but as the Clone Wars series grew, she grew on viewers and seeing her as a founder of the Rebellion has been an incredibly clever way to use the character to enrich the universe. But we knew this day was going to come. There’s no Ahsoka around when Episode IV hits, and we always knew Vader was going to sever one of the last ties to Anakin’s life. Hope I’m wrong. Know I’m not.
Set between the events of “Episode III” and “IV” — an era spanning almost two decades never-before explored on-screen – “Star Wars Rebels” takes place 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.
That’s the set-up for Star Wars: Rebels which will make a feature length debut on the Disney Channel this summer and then move to Disney XD for season one. It seems odd, but if you want an early look at things, sometimes the best way is to see what LEGO sets are planned for the particular franchise (you can see Guardians of the Galaxy LEGO sets already). Here are two of the main ships from the series and a LEGO look at the main characters.