‘Star Wars Rebels’ Toys May Have Spoiled Major Trilogy Character’s Return
This past Sunday saw 'Star Wars' animated series 'Star Wars Rebels' issuing its first full trailer before the fall debut, though any major surprises were absent. Now, early word suggests that a pivotal franchise character may yet have a role to play in the series, picking up after we last saw the character in 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars.'
You're warned of potential spoilers, but it seems Jedi News managed to obtain a small still of Hasbro's upcoming 'Star Wars Rebels' toy line, one of which clearly lists 'Rebels Obi-Wan Kenobi' among its releases. Keep in mind, this wouldn't be the first time that we've seen a toy from a major movie line having nothing to do with the plot itself, though it certainly seems plausible we'd have Obi-Wan popping up in some capacity, given 'Rebels' status in between the two trilogies.
Premiering this fall on Disney XD, ‘Star Wars Rebels’ features a cast that includes “Ghost” pilot Hera (Vanessa Marshall), brutish and brilliant Zeb (Steve Blum), spunky Mandalorian Sabine (Tiya Sircar), “cowboy Jedi” Kanan (Freddie Prinze Jr.), and the Luke Skywalker-esque Ezra Bridger (Noah Taylor), along with the crew’s feisty droid Chopper.
Picking up where the now-canceled ‘Clone Wars‘ left off, ‘Star Wars Rebels’ will feature screenwriter and producer Simon Kinberg (‘X-Men: First Class,’ ‘Elysium‘), who wrote the first episode, on the creative side. Elsewhere, here’s everything we know from the official ‘Star Wars Rebels’ logline:
‘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.
Should Obi-Wan have some part to play in 'Star Wars Rebels,' we'd expect voice actor James Arnold Taylor to reprise the role, though nothing remains confirmed for the moment. In the meantime, check out the 'Star Wars Rebels' trailer again below, and tell us in the comments what characters you might like to see return for the newest 'Star Wars' animated venture this fall!