Saturday, April 18th was “Star Wars Rebels Day” for a lot of fans at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. Determined to get a good seat for the panel and screening, supporters of the popular animated series arrived early to the convention center and the queue halls and the response was incredibly positive. From young children in Rebels cosplay to lifelong adult fans, the audience clapped and cheered when the Star Wars Rebels family entered the stage and when the season two trailer premiered on the screen.
Without a doubt, my favorite part of the trailer was seeing Captain Rex again. Everyone knows my fangirl crush on that man, so I was beyond ecstatic to see his return in the trailer as well as the return of Gregor and Wolffe. The Celebration Stage erupted into cheer when both Dee Bradley Baker and Ahsoka Tano herself, Ashley Eckstein, made a surprise appearance following the preview–which was shown twice in a row! Ahsoka was revealed to be Fulcrum in the Star Wars Rebels season one finale, so fans are highly anticipating the return of the second season.
I am also thrilled to see a female Inquisitor. Many fans are already speculating and trying to determine the identity of this character with some already pointing fingers at Barriss Offee, whose fate remains unknown. However, could she be Sarah Michelle Gellar’s character? It would be entertaining to see husband and wife on opposite ends. We will have to wait and see!
Star Wars Rebels season two begins this summer with a one-hour movie event and continues this fall with all-new episodes on Disney XD.
Fans attending Star Wars Celebration Anaheim were treated to the one-hour movie event as well as the season one finale that preceded it.
In Rebels Recon’s “Fire Across the Galaxy” interview with Freddie Prinze, Jr., he said, “Season two starts literally right where you want it to and it’s just perfect.”
He was right.
Without going into too much detail, season two kicks off with an action-packed episode with some in the rebel crew finding it hard to adjust with the rest of the alliance. Things quickly turn on one familiar character, forcing the rebel crew to assist. In doing so, they encounter an enemy far greater in strength than the Inquisitor they had faced before.
To put it plainly, the one-hour movie blew my mind. When season one was airing on Disney XD, I personally felt that the episodes got better and better each week. The introduction to season two was no different and the crew took the story to another level. The focus primarily remained on the Ghost crew members and less on the new characters previously introduced in the Rebels Recon preview, but I’m sure future episodes will continue to explore characters like Commander Sato and the Phoenix Squadron. Overall, I think the premiere will make a lot of fans very happy and I look forward to sharing that experience with them later this summer.
Stay tuned for more Star Wars Rebels content from Star Wars Celebration Anaheim later this week.