Darth Vader Looms Over STAR WARS REBELS Season Two Blu-ray Giveaway

Update August 13, 2016

WIN a copy of the STAR WARS REBELS Season Two Blu-ray! We’ve partnered with Disney for one of our readers to receive a copy of the STAR WARS REBELS Season Two Blu-ray that includes all 22 episodes plus an exclusive interview with Executive Producer Dave Filoni on Ahsoka Tano’s final confrontation with Darth Vader.  Enter using the rafflecopter widget below before the STAR WARS REBELS Season Two Blu-ray is released on August 30th, and continue reading for more details on STAR WARS REBELS Season Two.

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Update June 18, 2016

Star Wars Rebels: Season 2 – on Blu-ray and DVD August 30

Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season Two delivers all 22 action-packed episodes of the hit CG animated series’ second season, plus exclusive, never-before-seen bonus material on DVD and even more exclusive footage on Blu-ray. Available August 30, this thrilling continuation of the Star Wars Rebels saga depicts the continued efforts of the crew of the starship Ghost to defeat the evil Empire.

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Bonus Features:

Blu-ray:

  • From Apprentice to Adversary: Vader vs. Ahsoka (Exclusive to Blu-ray) – Executive Producer Dave Filoni reflects on the climactic ending of the season, when Ahsoka Tano finally confronts Darth Vader in a long-awaited, fierce and epic lightsaber battle.
  • All DVD Bonus (see below)

DVD:

  • Connecting the Galaxy: Rebels Season Two – Uncover hidden references, easter eggs and connections to the Star Wars universe found throughout the season.
  • Rebel Recons – Blast off with 20 fun, fast-paced episode recons, featuring behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with cast and crew, and more!

Update March 30, 2016

After a Red Carpet Event put on by Disney Channel PR and Lucasfilm for the finale of Star Wars: Rebels, Season 2 (click here for a photo recap), a Q&A was held moderated by Amy Ratcliffe. we heard from writer and creator Dave Filoni, creator Simon Kinberg, Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano) and Taylor Gray (Ezra Bridger) – click here for the recap.

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Update January 17, 2016

Princess Leia, the unstoppable Rebel hero featured in both the original Star Wars trilogy as well as the recent Star Wars: The Force Awakens, makes her “Star Wars Rebels” debut when an all-new episode of “Star Wars Rebels” airs Wednesday, January 20 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD.

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An aide to Bail Organa (Princess Leia Organa) is sent to Lothal with ships for the rebel fleet, but an Imperial lockdown forces the rebels to create a new plan to steal the vehicles.

Taking place three years before the events of A New Hope, Leia is introduced as a young leader on her way to becoming the strong, more resolute character portrayed in the original trilogy.

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“One of the complex challenges of depicting Leia in ‘Star Wars Rebels’ is that we have to remind the audience that she is part of the Empire at this point,” says Executive Producer / Supervising Director Dave Filoni. “She doesn’t believe in the Empire, but she is acting the part, almost as a double agent. The Empire sees her as a privileged princess who runs mercy missions to wayward worlds, but in truth she is much stronger and more dangerous than they imagine.”

Appearing in her only episode of the season, the young Princess Leia is voiced by Julie Dolan, who also lent her vocal talents to the Rebel leader featured in Disney’s Star Tours attraction. Her character’s appearance in “Star Wars Rebels” portrays the beginnings of the seasoned general we meet again in The Force Awakens, her royal heritage all but eclipsed by her hard-won military stature.

“There really is no other character quite like her,” says Filoni. “And to quote The Force Awakens’ Lor San Tekka, ‘She’ll always be royalty to me.’”

And to get the fan base even more excited for the mid-season “awakening” of “Star Wars Rebels.”

Update October 21, 2015

The rebels join forces with ex-clone troopers Captain Rex, Wolffe and Gregor when an all-new episode of “Star Wars Rebels” airs Wednesday, October 14 (9:30 p.m. ET/PT) on Disney XD.

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While Kanan struggles with trust issues, Ezra and the other rebels begin to develop friendships with the old clones. When the Empire discovers the clones to be in league with the Rebels, the group must work together against the Imperial forces led by Agent Kallus.

Update October 13, 2015

New episodes of STAR WARS REBELS begin tomorrow, Wednesday, October 14 (9:30 pm ET/PT) on Disney XD.

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The Rebel crew is given a mission by Ahsoka Tano to find and recruit a veteran war hero whose experience and leadership would make him an excellent ally. However, when the crew discovers the hero to be an old clone, trust issues put the mission in jeopardy.

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Update October 8, 2015

Fans attending the STAR WARS REBELS panel at New York Comic-Con today were treated to an exclusive sneak peek at the second season of the popular Disney XD animated series with Dave Filoni (executive producer), Taylor Gray (“Ezra Bridger”), Ashley Eckstein (“Ahsoka Tano”) and Sarah Michelle Gellar (“Seventh Sister”).

Update October 3, 2015

Voice actress Sarah Michelle Gellar’s character was revealed for STAR WARS REBELS, and the “Seventh Sister” is definitely no princess.

Sarah Michelle Gellar will be featured as the cunning and crafty Seventh Sister Inquisitor in the transformative second season of Star Wars Rebels. A master of deception, the Seventh Sister Inquisitor is tasked by Darth Vader to track down the rebels and capture any surviving Jedi. She’s conniving, manipulative, and deadly with a lightsaber.

In real life, Sarah Michelle Gellar is married to Freddie Prinze Jr. the voice of one of the last remaining Jedi, Kanan.  Gellar comments that the Seventh Sister Inquisitor plays “cat and mouse” with Kanan in the show.

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Seventh Sister, voiced by Sarah Michelle Gellar on STAR WARS REBELS, image courtesy Lucasfilm Ltd.

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Update August 29, 2015

New episodes of STAR WARS REBELS start on Wednesday, October 14 (9:30 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney XD.

In STAR WARS REBELS Season Two, past lives will be revealed and the destiny of our heroes will be changed forever. The transformative new season resumes with Imperial oppression on Lothal growing stronger and the rebels seeking out new allies and additional resources to sustain their fight against the evil Empire. With the help of Ahsoka Tano, the crew of the Ghost enlists some old friends: ex-clone troopers who fought in the Clone Wars. As the rebels grow in number, so do their enemies. New Inquisitors are dispatched by Darth Vader and sent to crush any threat of rebellion. Through dangerous rescue missions, thrilling space chases, and spectacular lightsaber duels – the bond of our rebel crew will be put to the test like never before.

“Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season One” is available on Blu-Ray and DVD on Tuesday, September 1, and delivers all 15 action-packed episodes plus never-before-seen bonus material including cast and crew interviews revealing the magic behind the making of the hit series.

Update August 20, 2015

STAR WARS REBELS will be featured at New York Comic Con including screenings of two new Season 2 episodes and a panel discussion with special guests from the series.  The STAR WARS REBELS panel takes place on Thursday, October 8th from 1:30-2:30 pm followed by an exclusive screening on the same stage, from 5:30-6:30 pm. These all-new episodes will feature the series debut of Captain Rex, Captain Gregor and Commander Wolffe – three clones from the previous Star Wars animated series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars. They join another fan favorite from The Clone Wars – Ahsoka Tano – who made her STAR WARS REBELS debut in the final episode of Season 1.

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More details of STAR WARS REBELS follows below.

Update May 1, 2015

STAR WARS REBELS Season Two premieres on Disney XD on Saturday, June 20th at 9:00pm with a one-hour episode titled “Star Wars Rebels: The Siege of Lothal.”  Afterwards, the season will continue to rollout new episodes in the fall.  Continue reading for the STAR WARS REBELS season two trailer revealed at Star Wars Celebration, that includes appearances by Star Wars fan-favorite characters Darth Vader, Ahsoka Tano, Captain Rex, Wolffe and Gregor.

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Additionally, Disney XD kicking off “Star Wars Day” early by celebrating “May the 4th” all weekend, starting today, Friday, May 1 through Monday, May 4th.  The force-filled programming weekend includes:

  • “Star Wars Rebels: The Ultimate Guide,” a half-hour special recapping the entire first season of “Star Wars Rebels” will debut Monday, May 4 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT)
  • Marathons of “Star Wars Rebels” season one and “LEGO Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles.”
  • Sneak peek at “LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales,” an all-new series of event specials that will premiere on Disney XD this summer.
  • Star Wars-inspired episodes of “Phineas and Ferb,” “Kickin’ It” and “Lab Rats.”

Original post from April 19, 2015 follows below…

Yesterday (Saturday, April 18) at Star Wars Celebration, fans were treated to an exclusive sneak peek at the second season of STAR WARS REBELS animated series with Dave Filoni (creator, writer), Simon Kinberg (creator, writer), Freddie Prinze, Jr. (Kanan), Vanessa Marshall (Hera), Tiya Sircar (Sabine), Steve Blum (Zeb), and Taylor Gray (Ezra).

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Star Wars Rebels at Star Wars Celebration, image courtesy Star Wars Celebration

During the discussion moderated by James Arnold Taylor, we learned that Vanessa Marshall and Freddie Prinze, Jr. were huge STAR WARS fans even before they were cast in the show, and Dave Filoni will reveal show secrets if asked by just the right young fan.  The climax of the panel was a screening of the season two preview trailer that revealed Vader will indeed be back, and “Clone Wars” fan-favorites Captain Rex, Wolffe and Gregor, all voiced by Dee Bradley Baker, will also join STAR WARS REBELS.

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The arena then erupted when Baker made a surprise appearance following the preview.  He was joined by Ashley Eckstein, voice actor of another fan-favorite character Ahsoka Tano, who was revealed as Fulcrum in the “Star Wars Rebels” season one finale. Audience members were thrilled that STAR WARS REBELS has welcomed Baker and Eckstein for season two.

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In the hours after the STAR WARS REBELS season finale aired on Disney XD, Dave Filoni revealed actress Sarah Michelle Gellar (“The Crazy Ones,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) will also join the voice cast in a recurring role for season two of the animated series.

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Filoni said, “We’re thrilled to have Sarah Michelle Gellar on board for season two. She is a true STAR WARS REBELS fan and her passion undoubtedly comes through in the voice recording sessions.” Sarah Michelle Gellar joins her husband Freddie Prinze Jr. as part of the talented ensemble voice cast.

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“Star Wars Rebels” day at Star Wars Celebration continued with a Press Conference directly following this morning panel. You can hear that Press Conference in its entirety right here. The day concluded with the red carpet welcome and global premiere of STAR WARS REBELS season two.  Following the encore screening of the season one finale, Celebration attendees were the first to watch the two-part premiere of STAR WARS REBELS season two.  The series embarks on a new set of adventures for the Ghost crew and hints at the challenges to come under the shadow of their new adversary, Darth Vader.  STAR WARS REBELS airs Monday nights on Disney XD. Season Two begins this summer with a one-hour movie event and continues this fall with all-new episodes on Disney XD.

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