The second season of the animated “Star Wars Rebels” is scheduled to launch on Disney XD at 9 p.m. Saturday, June 20. The new season kicks off with a one-hour movie event.
Events in the series take place between the feature films “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” and “Star Wars: A New Hope.”
A motley crew of freedom fighters aboard the starship Ghost are waging a small war against the Empire. In command is Kanan (Freddie Prinze Jr.), a survivor of the Emperor’s Jedi purge. The crew also includes: Ezra (Taylor Gray), a con artist; Sabine (Tiya Sircar), lover of explosions; Zeb (Steve Blum), the muscle; and Chopper, a grumpy droid.
The ace pilot of the ship is Hera, voiced by veteran animation actor Vanessa Marshall. Hera is just one of the new characters introduced.
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Because of how the new show’s chronology falls, the potential exists for familiar characters from the “Star Wars” world to appear, such as in an episode with C-3PO and R2-D2.
Look for Wolffe and Gregor, Ahsoka Tano, Captain Rex and Darth Vader to make apperances.
Here’s a look at the trailer for season two of “Star Wars Rebels.”