Dave Filoni’s Rebels color guide. Pantone codes for the dedicated!
Some folks at Lucasfilm are raising funds for charity, and here’s your chance to help by bidding on some original art. The items include posters signed by George Lucas and Dave Filoni, plus art from Amy Beth Christensen and other Lucasfilm Animation folks. Proceeds will go to the Breast Cancer Emergency Fund and SF Aids Emergency Fund.
The next episode of Rebels, ‘Rebel Resolve,’ will air on Disney XD on February 23. It’s the first part of the season finale, which concludes with ‘Fire Across the Galaxy’ on March 2… And it won’t be showing up on XD app first, so everyone has to tune in live.
Another clip and more photos under the cut.
Given that Lucasfilm really wants us to know that Grand Moff Tarkin is on Monday’s episode, ‘Call to Action,’ it’s probably not surprising that we’re hearing rumblings of more ‘special guests’ from The Clone Wars and original trilogy eras.
But first, here’s a clip of Tarkin in ‘Call to Action:’
Last weekend, a voice actor for a popular character who debuted on The Clone Wars revealed that he’s recorded for Rebels. Then a French website listed that a voice actor for an even more popular character would be returning… And Jason Ward at Making Star Wars has heard about three characters for the season 2 premiere – including one who’s already appeared on the show.
Don’t forget, the S2 premiere is due to debut at Celebration Anaheim in April, so a heavy presence of fan-favorites makes a lot of sense…
UPDATE: There is another “in talks” for a season 2 cameo.
But heading for the more immediate appearance, there’s another ‘Call to Action’ clip behind the cut. Continue reading
Tonight’s ‘Vision of Hope’ added a new wrinkle – and a lot of anvils – to Rebels. In the Recon, Joel Aron talks lighting, the crew talks about Gall Trayvis and Pablo answers a question about Lando.
Cameos enrich Rebels’ character development, argues Ben Wahrman at Eleven-ThirtyEight, by giving the new characters “a known personality to bounce off of.”
Lando came to town in tonight’s Rebels, “Idiot’s Array.” Does Lando lend a certain something to the show? Are we down with the canon pronunciation of “sabacc?” And how jealous are we of Pablo’s sweet VII jacket?
Behind the Celebration Anaheim poster, first look at badges. StarWars.com speaks to artist Craig Drake about his work for the con. There’s a Rebels variation, but I wonder how long we’ll have the wait for The Force Awakens one? (Presumably after we get a real teaser poster..?)