The rebellion as seen in A New Hope didn’t start overnight. Upcoming animated series Star Wars Rebels is putting the focus on the people who planted the seeds of the anti-Empire movement. Their actions changed the galaxy. We’ve been introduced to two characters so far, Kanan and Ezra, and now Disney and Lucasfilm have released two teasers showing the first footage from the series.
The teasers, titled “Ignite” and “Spark,” both emphasize how the resistance begins with a spark and that small undertakings can lead to big changes. They are reminiscent of the trailers and tagline for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - “Every revolution begins with a spark.” The parallel is fitting, since both stories focus on fighting back against controlling governments.
Both of the teasers also feature Ezra. He’s part of the main cast of characters, and the youngest we’ve been introduced to so far. I’m guessing the focus is on him to draw in the kids. Grown-up kids can appreciate the bigger themes on display in the footage and the Ralph McQuarrie-inspired designs that are visible in the landscape and vehicles. Color me excited.
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