Finally, we have a release date: Rebels will premiere with a one-hour movie, Spark of Rebellion, Friday October 3rd on the Disney Channel at 9:00 p.m. The series itself will begin Monday, October 13 on Disney XD, also at 9, with the Spark of Rebellion DVD in stores on the 14th.
Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion will also be available to “verified users” on WATCHDisneyXD.com, the WATCH Disney XD app, and On Demand early on September 29.
Is the U.K. getting Rebels in August? A commercial there apparently says October, but this isn’t the first time I’ve heard about the show airing in August. (Recently! In the states!) Honestly, at this point it feels like the only thing we don’t know about Rebels is when it’ll actually air.
“The Machine in the Ghost” is the first of four shorts will air on Disney XD after Gravity Falls, but it’s already live.
Dave Filoni answers more Rebels questions. /Film’s full interview from SDCC covers the differences between working on the new show and The Clone Wars and how it relates to A New Hope. A few of these bits we’ve seen before, but there’s new stuff there as well.
Lest we forget there’s a Celebration coming up in the spring, StarWars.com has provided us with a few deadlines and reminders.
First of all, Dave Filoni is, once again, the convention’s first confirmed guest. Because of course Dave Filoni is going to be there. By April, we’ll presumably have seen the first season of Rebels and be all geared up to hear about the second.
Also returning is Gus Lopez and his Collecting Track and the Art Show. What’s new is a Podcast Stage, which is bound to be… Something. There’s also deadlines for fan programming submissions, fan-built props and fan tables. Media registration opens October 15.
First premiering on Disney XD on Monday night, the clip of the first seven minutes of Star Wars Rebels is now online for all to enjoy! (Well, most to enjoy: Apparently it’s region-locked to U.K. viewers.)