Looks like we won’t be waiting until Fall to get our first taste of the highly anticipated Star Wars animated series Star Wars Rebels! Get ready because the premiere movie that will introduce us to this new series will kick off this Summer on the Disney Channel! To confirm the news that we will be seeing Rebels premiere this summer here is an excerpt from a shareholder’s letter courtesy of the TheForce.net, also it confirms that we will also be seeing a series of shorts on the networks(s). This is really interesting! Will they be character specific shorts, or just Rebels related? Keep it tooned here to DFAT for more news and updates!
It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year since we acquired the extraordinary Star Wars franchise, but we’re well on our way to expanding that epic saga to thrill fans and introduce its iconic characters to a new generation with fantastic new storylines. After months of public speculation and anticipation, we announced the official release date for the next feature film, Star Wars: Episode VII, will be December 18, 2015. So far we’ve kept the details to ourselves, but we’re thrilled with the story and committed to making an incredible movie, and we should be releasing more information as production moves forward in the coming year.
As with Marvel, the rich universe of Star Wars has tremendous creative potential for the entire company. While the world eagerly awaits Episode VII to open in theaters, we’re introducing Star Wars Rebels to television audiences this summer with a movie and a series of shorts on Disney Channel, followed by a continuing series on Disney XD. Our success in building a robust pipeline of original Star Wars content for various platforms will be an integral part of our long-term strategy to leverage the franchise across a variety of our businesses, from theme parks to consumer products.
This week some cool new propaganda posters appeared online showing off the “might” of the Empire! There is even one featuring the Inquisitor! Check out the gallery below.
[box_light]”Star Wars Rebels’ continues the epic tradition of the legendary ‘Star Wars’ saga with all-new exciting, action-packed adventures. It is a dark time in the galaxy, as the evil Galactic Empire tightens its grip of power from world to world. As the series begins, Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruling with an iron fist and ruining the lives of its people.
But there are a select few who are brave enough to stand up against the endless Stormtroopers and TIE fighters of the Empire: the clever and motley crew of the starship “Ghost.” Together, this ragtag group will face threatening new villains, have thrilling adventures, and become heroes.”[/box_light]
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