On Friday, October 3rd, Star Wars fans can see the epic saga continue when the Star Wars Rebels Movie premiers on the Disney Channel at 9 pm EST. The official series premiere launches on Monday, October 13th at 9 pm EST on Disney XD and continues the story set right between Episodes III and IV. I had a chance to sit down with some of the voice cast and producers last month to learn more about the series; throughout the press conference, there were so many genuine stories of true Star Wars passion shared that helped me appreciate the series as a whole.
Star Wars Rebels embraces the epic tradition of the Star Wars saga; the cast of the new show brings a respect and passion for both old and new.
Star Wars Rebels takes place during a darker time in the galaxy where the Galactic Empire is getting even more control. With the lives of many being ruined by the Imperial Forces, the starship Ghost has a solid mission in standing up against the Empire. Kanan is played by Freddie Prinze Jr. who deeply appreciates the history of Star Wars and is very excited to keep all that makes it special in the family with the new Star Wars Rebels series. His first movie? You guessed it – Star Wars! His favorite thing about the character Kanan is how hyper loyal he is.
Tiya Sircar plays Sabine and shared that fans have welcomed them to the Star Wars family. She loves how savvy and smart is and truly loves how great those characteristics are as a young female role model. Taylor Gray loves the abundant self-confidence behind her character Ezra and as for Zeb, played by Steve Blum, well he is still a work in progress.
While listening to the cast and producer, Dave Filoni, talk about the show one word came to mind – giddy.
They are ALL giddy to be working on the show and to be part of the Star Wars story. They all want to do the show right for the fans, themselves, and George Lucas. When they received the stamp of approval from Mr. Lucas, it was clear that the entire team behind Star Wars Rebels felt proud. To honor the creator of the saga and still forge ahead in a new era is a rewarding feeling for all. Be sure to watch for classic pieces from the original story line in Star Wars Rebels as well because Dave Filoni is nothing short of giddy to do the work he does.
It’s no secret that there is a strong passion behind the lifelong fans of the Star Wars saga, but the way that the cast of Star Wars Rebels stays true to honoring the original movies gives the new series the passion it deserves. Remember to tune into the Disney Channel today for the one hour movie premier and catch the series premiere on Disney HD on October 13th.