Now that Disney owns Lucas Films and therefore, Star Wars, they are beginning to ramp up new content. This past week, Disney announced that there would be an official stance on Star Wars canon for the first time. The original six films and Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series would stand as official canon as well as anything Disney itself produces in the future. This means no more Extended Universe but it does mean we got a look at the first new canon material Disney will release. Coming by the end of 2014, Star Wars Rebels hits the small screen via Disney XD. This new, CGI series will follow a small group of rebels between Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: A New Hope. One of the members is even a Jedi.
Here’s the official trailer of Star Wars Rebels:
With Star Wars: The Clone Wars now off the air and no new film until the end of 2015, many Star Wars fans will be happy to see brand new content for their universe… especially now that so much of the Extended Universe is no longer official.
Here’s a look at our starring cast of Star Wars Rebels in their glorious CGI form:
What do you think of the new series? Will you check out the latest piece in the saga?