Star Wars fans have to wait another year and half for Episode VII, but we know when to expect the next best thing.
Disney has announced premiere dates for their new animated series Star Wars Rebels. The adventure will kick off with a one-hour movie called Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion, which arrives September 29 on Disney XD’s SVOD services. The film will then make its television debut on Friday, October 3. The first regular episode of Star Wars Rebels will debut on Monday, October 13, followed by more every week.
Set between the events of Star Wars: Episodes III and IV, the story unfolds during a dark time when the evil Galactic Empire is tightening its grip of power on the galaxy. Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet and are ruining the lives of its people. The motley but clever crew of the starship Ghost — cowboy Jedi Kanan, ace pilot Hera, street-smart teenager Ezra, the “muscle” Zeb, warrior firebrand Sabine, and cantankerous old astromech droid Chopper — is among a select few who are brave enough to stand against the Empire. Together, they will face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries, embark on thrilling adventures, and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion.