Another Rebels Update: Team Photo, Three New Clips.

rebels1 As the October 3rd debut of Star Wars Rebels inches closer and closer, more previews come to the forefront. Though we know that at least two more shorts are going to air before the premiere, we’ve also got access to a few more clips.


Firstly, we have a clip showing off the physical prowess of Garazeb “Zeb” Orrelios, and the literal punches he packs for the team, shown below. Secondly, The Hollywood Reporter has provided a preview of the Zeb-centric animated short that will be coming this Monday (which doesn’t seem to be embeddable, so a link will have to suffice). Thirdly, we have another clip giving another overview of the series, also shown below. A word of warning: some non-American commenters on this site have reported difficulty with viewing the clips due to regional issues. It’s likely that these clips will be mirrored, and when they are, we’ll be sure to let you know.




Also, the team behind the show took a photo of themselves, which I’m imagining is a congratulatory gesture on getting work done on the series. Perhaps they finished animating the whole season?



Speaking of teams, Echo-07, tagging-in here to add a brief bit to the Star Wars: Rebels update! By now we all have our calendars circled for October 3rd at 9 PM here in the US for the premiere special entitled “Spark of Rebellion.” Well, now has the disk up for pre-order on their site. The 43 minute special is available now for $17.99 with an expected and advertised release date less than two weeks later on October 14th. Head on over and pre-order your copies now!


Rebels Premiere

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Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

Grant Davis (Pomojema)

Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

90 thoughts on “Another Rebels Update: Team Photo, Three New Clips.

  • August 22, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Ah no, that’s not good. Zeb’s clip: It’s not possible to use Indiana Jones music for Star Wars. I’m upset with Kiner for this.

  • August 22, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Looks like a lot of fun! Which I know drives a lot of fans here crazy for some reason, because they insist SW must always be taken deadly seriously for some reason. But oh well.

    Also, the shot of the TIE Fighter spinning over the ground might just be one of the coolest I’ve seen from the show yet.

  • August 22, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Who gives a sht about Rebels. Stop reporting on it.

    • August 22, 2014 at 7:59 pm

      All the people commenting on these posts apparently.

    • August 22, 2014 at 8:07 pm

      This is a Star Wars news website. The show is a forthcoming property that will have a lot of news for it up until its premiere, hence why it’s been so prevalent on this website as of late. If you don’t like it, that’s fine, but please stop complaining about what we should and shouldn’t use this website to report on.

      • August 23, 2014 at 6:31 am

        Correction, this is a “starwars7news” website. Not an”allthingsstarwars” website.

        • August 23, 2014 at 7:53 am

          So, if you don’t mind me asking, who died and made you Viral Hide? He said that this site has reported and will report on other Star Wars projects, and that’s what it’s going to keep reporting in addition to the news on the new movie.

          From the “About” section: was established on October 30, 2012. The date when Disney announced the acquisition of Lucasfilm and their desire to make more Star Wars movies and other Star Wars related projects. That essentially states that, in addition to SWEVII, we are bound to report on the other projects that Disney is working on.

    • August 22, 2014 at 8:53 pm

      If you don’t care about it, don’t read the article. Simple.

      • August 23, 2014 at 12:36 am

        Anon @ 19:31 PM:

        The headline says it all, genius. Derp.

  • August 22, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    Every time I hear them say something like “Jedi” or “Stormtrooper” or any other Star Wars lingo, I can’t help but feel a cold chill up my spine, almost as if they’re mocking it. The voice acting makes me think they’re all going to break out into song sooner or later…

  • August 22, 2014 at 7:57 pm

    Cannot be played in my region. : And for those who want Star Wars for adults everytime, go watch a porn parody.

    • August 22, 2014 at 8:00 pm

      That’s a pretty stupid comment.

      So it’s got to be either child entertainment or XXX fare? There’s no happy medium?

      Or are you just calling for more Star Wars Burlesque posts?

        • August 22, 2014 at 8:28 pm

          I simply can’t believe it’s actually non-canon btw!! How’s this even possible?!

    • August 22, 2014 at 8:10 pm

      And for those who want Star Wars to be entirely geared towards kids… Watch the Phineas and Ferb Star Wars special. At least they’re not trying to pass that off as canon.
      Who ever said Star Wars HAD to be for adults only? It’s supposed to be a franchise for all ages. This series is obviously appealing more to the much younger fanbase, which frustrates me because Rebels is supposed to connect EpIII to EpIV and display the origin of the rebel alliance, which is a series of events in the chronology that should be taken very seriously; not portrayed in this Disney Pixar animation with the cast of Frozen doing the voice acting and just the tiniest hint of Ralph MacQuarrie’s influence to try and get the older fans off their backs. Asking life-long fans to watch and enjoy this is like asking life long fans of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to enjoy the new Nickelodeon TV series.
      In the words of Graham Chapman, “It’s too silly!”

        • August 22, 2014 at 9:27 pm

          Yes, suffer more at the presence of a cartoon aimed at younger audiences! Your tears are delicious!

          …A-hem, sorry, that was me slipping into Saturday Morning Cartoon villain mode.

      • August 22, 2014 at 8:58 pm

        You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy a lighter and funner take on SW, you know. Despite the grumpy reactions on here or youtube, I guarantee there are still plenty of the OT generation like me who are plenty excited for this show. At least judging from the enthusiastic Comic-Con reactions.

        And as to the formation of the Rebel Alliance, Filoni has stated many times that this is just one small group of characters in one corner of the galaxy, who likely only play a small role in the founding of the Alliance. So you are free to ignore them and imagine much more serious goings-on elsewhere if you wish.

        • August 22, 2014 at 9:09 pm

          I could enjoy the show if it was well written but from what i have seen, its not.

        • August 22, 2014 at 9:12 pm

          My question is: why would they choose focus on this “one small group” (who must have a large impact on the formation of the rebel alliance, given that their insignia looks almost identical to the starbird), when there’s a galaxy of opportunity for them to make the show far more interesting than it appears to be? How can anyone take a show like this seriously when the characters look like they’re stuck in “duck face” every time they speak? To me, this show seems almost satirical; like they’re mocking the older fan base trying to convince us that this show is so heavily influenced by original OT concepts when it comes out looking like this… Don’t get me wrong, I really enjoy my share of cartoons, but this is just ridiculous.

          • August 22, 2014 at 10:48 pm

            Wtf are you on about? It’s just one group of rebels in the galaxy. They wanted a focused story instead of TCW’s anthology approach.

          • August 22, 2014 at 11:08 pm

            My point is that they could have just as easily written a focused story centered on a more interesting group of characters that adds to the saga rather than dampening its spirit as a whole. This series takes so much intimidation away from the empire’s “iron fist” rule instead of broadening it as they originally stated it would; it makes the empire seem like some kind of big brother bully force that’s out to pick on citizens who don’t deserve it. What kind of horrible threat to the galaxy’s well-being is that?
            When news of this series first hit the internet I was overwhelmed with excitement, thinking we’d finally get to see the Empire’s oppressive impact on each solar system leading into the rebellion we know and love in EpIV. I’ve only become more disappointed with each new clip that’s released. This is all just my opinion, but that’s what I’m “going on about,” Anon

          • August 22, 2014 at 11:43 pm

            I will admit the Stormtroopers are a little more bumbling and more easily defeated than they probably should be… but frankly I never found them terribly impressive or intimidating in the OT either. It was really Vader and the officers like Tarkin that were the truly threatening ones, and from what I’ve seen that’s the same basic approach Rebels is taking as well.

            Plus Filoni has already said that we will see the rebels suffer setbacks and see the Empire get the upper hand now and then. So it’s not just all going to be a cakewalk like the clips have made it look so far.

          • August 22, 2014 at 11:49 pm

            The fact that the clips they’re revealing make it look like a cakewalk is what’s troubling me in the first place.

      • August 22, 2014 at 11:29 pm

        There´s no need to suffer at all. Do it my way – I don´t take cartoons as canon. That simple. I´ll watch it eventually, but in my head I´ll just switch to “another Galaxy far far away”…and meanwhile I´m going to enjoy the movies and consider them the only canon…see? Everybody´s happy 🙂

        • August 22, 2014 at 11:32 pm

          Fans of a franchise should never be forced to do that… It’s heartbreaking.

        • August 25, 2014 at 3:17 am

          When my grandmother took me to see Star Wars in 77 I was 3 years old and can still remember small bits from the movie today. It changed my view on the world and opened my eyes. Being a fan for all of these years made me crave new Star Wars material. When clone wars first came out it got ripped up until we slowly came to cherish this new material. A true fan of Star wars would enjoy any new material because from my point of view we have been spoon fed tidbits of a glimpse into this amazing universe. Since the old books are now legends and I have shelled out a ton of cash for a irrelevant drift into chaos, I am finally glad to hear we are getting ready for a new journey of Star Wars platforms. Am I the only one out there who has chills down my spine for what’s to come? Enough of the childish rants and stand up proud to support your true fandom and give rebels a chance to take us on a new journey. Btw, this has to be at least better than atotc right?

      • August 23, 2014 at 1:51 am

        Wrong Star wars has always been geared towards the young, and young adults. Also yes adults do enjoy it because when we watched star wars we where young and young adults.

    • August 22, 2014 at 9:13 pm

      And yet you complain about jar jar bring too kid-friendly. Flip flop.

      • August 22, 2014 at 9:18 pm

        Not sure what it is you’re referring to…

      • August 23, 2014 at 4:42 am

        I don’t complain about jar jar being too kid freidly. I complain that he sucks. Like every character in the pt

  • August 22, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Omg.. not another rebels update. How dare you guys post something so irrelevant to the star wars canon!

    • August 22, 2014 at 8:40 pm

      Sorry, I was trolling. Didn’t think it would actually work.

  • August 22, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    The videos say October 13th is the premiere
    The article states October 3rd
    Wtf is the correct date?

    • August 22, 2014 at 8:52 pm


    • August 22, 2014 at 9:29 pm

      The TV movie is airing on October 3rd. The actual series starts on October 13th.

  • August 22, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    Ralph Mc Quarrie, a cheap excuse it is. The schroude of Rebels has fallen. Begun, the Disney sh*t has.

    • August 22, 2014 at 9:43 pm

      If they really wanted the show to look more “MacQuarrie-ish” they should have taken a lesson from The Star Wars comic series. Now THAT is RM’s concept art in action.

  • August 22, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    God, this show sucks.

  • August 22, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    You know what kids say nowadays: If you don’t like it, go away. Not just kids, rather society as a whole.
    In a world where you can justify just anything and if you don’t like it simply click it away and go to places where your opinion is welcomed.
    Unfortunately this is not how the world works and it will never work.
    People like to live in their bubble-world where everything they attend is positive and tend to take criticism personally, because they rely their own personality totally on their taste. If it’s against their taste, it simply is not valid and a direct attack on their personality.

    The world is on the brink of becoming a mad world and it is no longer possible to delay the condition. Everything was taken a step too far already, the limit has been broken. Everything that happened after 2000 has been made in debt of humanity’s soul. To call god and wash off your sin’s is no longer valid.
    So if you really want to be valid you have to really dig very deep into your soul.
    And stuff like Disney’s Star Wars Rebels however entertaining it is, is just a sorry excuse to eat more souls.

    • August 22, 2014 at 10:12 pm

      (oh yeah and my post might be full of typos. Go eat a soul. Because spelling wrong has absolutely nothing to do with it’s content. A developed brain should be able to calculate and correct numerous typos withing a single word)

      • August 22, 2014 at 10:24 pm

        Where can i find these “souls” so i can eat them and become more powerful to take over Disney?

      • August 22, 2014 at 11:34 pm

        “A developed brain should be able to calculate correct numerous typos withing a single word”

        Why can’t a developed brain do that when it’s writing?

    • August 22, 2014 at 10:18 pm

      I don’t know about that weird turn of the millennium soul eating stuff, but i love criticism.

    • August 23, 2014 at 12:08 am

      What. The. Flip. Did. I. Just. Read?!?

      You are undoubtedly trying to be really deep, but I don’t think you are going to have the desired impact from whatever this was trying to say.

      And by the way, almost every generation since the beginning of time has lamented the state of affairs as the next generation takes over, so I’m afraid your “sky is falling” approach is simply a re-hash of very old ideas. What history has certainly shown is that life goes on, whether you like how it goes on or not.

  • August 23, 2014 at 12:29 am

    Last time I checked this was a Star Wars EPISODE SEVEN news website, the majority of us couldn’t give a a damn about these children’s cartoons which have done more to ruin the legacy of Star Wars than the prequels ever could have dreamed of.

    Rebels is garbage, if you continue posting these useless articles then traffic will go down fast.

    • August 23, 2014 at 12:47 am

      False. Only reporting Episode 7 news will cause traffic to decrease.

      Why is that so difficult to understand? Don’t read articles you aren’t interested in. Who are these people that think going several days with zero news to report is good for the site?

    • August 23, 2014 at 1:27 am

      See my earlier response to an Anonymous user. Also, not posting news for days would be worse for web traffic than posting news for things that aren’t directly tied to Episode VII.

  • August 23, 2014 at 12:53 am

    I would’ve preferred a cartoon geared more toward general audiences that told the story of the Rebel Alliance in those dark times, fosing on characters like Leia, Bail, Vader, Mon Mothma, Wedge, the two droids and Admiral Ackbar and featuring Boba Fett, Jabba, Greedo, Tarkin, etc.

    Leia and Wedge would be our main heroes. Ben, too, depending on what he’s up to.

    • August 23, 2014 at 2:42 am

      Eh, I’d rather see them try to expand the SW universe beyond just the same handful of characters we’ve already seen in six movies.

      Or to have a show that’s focused only on filling in story gaps in the timeline. There’s much more storytelling freedom with the approach Rebels is taking, I think.

      • August 23, 2014 at 8:17 am

        ^diddo to your comments. My same feelings apply to Disney wasting three spin-off films for boba Fett and Han Solo.

      • August 23, 2014 at 8:21 am

        I hear you, but give it time. No doubt Disney will thoroughly explore the galaxy’s extensive timeline before they’re done. They’re just starting with some of the most familiar and marketable periods first.

  • August 23, 2014 at 1:20 am

    People bitching about star wars, you know that star wars has always been geared towards the young. Even George Lucas himself said star wars was for kids….

    • August 23, 2014 at 3:56 am

      Absolutely correct. While I love SW, I’m the first to admit that it’s because of the mark it made on me as a kid, back in the days of the OT, and not because it’s grown up along with me (IMO, the PT is proof of this).

      These days, if it’s mature escapism that I want, I’ll turn to A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones, for instance, and not SW. Doesn’t mean that this show won’t be good for a new generation of little kids, though.

      • August 23, 2014 at 8:34 am

        I would agree with you guys on this IF they had made Rebels just as kiddy as the OT, and people complained about the stormtroopers still being too goofy or whatnot.

        Fact is, the OT was made for general audiences (Ewoks aside) while Rebels is for kids. It shows. Get over your denial.

        • August 23, 2014 at 11:21 am

          Okay, Anon. commenter, you win. The OT was made not for children, but for the general audience. I have no qualms about it.

          Alas, keep in mind that Rebels will be airing on the Disney Channel. Not on HBO, Showtime, Starz or something of the kind, but Disney; only like the world’s leading company in entertainment for children.

          So obviously, this show is meant for children. To think that Disney will not be launching products with their traditional target audience in mind, first and foremost, would be absurd. And anyone who fails to see this does need to get over their denial, indeed.

          • August 23, 2014 at 12:40 pm

            Good points, Darth Vedder. I just wanted to make it clear to all the people claiming that the OT was just as kiddy as Rebels.

          • August 23, 2014 at 8:56 pm

            IMO, it certainly isn’t, Anon. And that’s certainly not what I meant to say in my original comment at all.

            I was just trying to say that Rebels does look a little too childish for my taste. Doesn’t mean that’s a bad thing, though. Because even though I seriously doubt I’ll be watching, if it gets a new generation into SW, then the more the merrier, IMO.

          • August 23, 2014 at 4:26 pm

            What difference does that make? Did you watch the first seven minutes they previewed? Stormtroopers getting shot in the face, a bike trooper getting blown up, I don’t get why this is more “kiddy” than the original film? Because that’s obviously the implication of your post.

  • August 23, 2014 at 1:23 am

    If the show tanks, all they have to do is whip
    out Vader and Fett and fans will tune in.

    Have Vader slicing up some ewoks or something so he can reminisce about when he “took care” of the kids in the Jedi temple.

    • August 23, 2014 at 1:28 am

      According to the merchandise, Darth Vader and Boba Fett have indirectly been confirmed to make appearances on the show as supporting characters. Fett had what appears to be an official character model leak.

      • August 23, 2014 at 1:33 am

        I read that too but, if ratings were bad, they could always increase focus on Vader/Fett.

        I’ll watch. Not sure what to think about it now though.

        • August 23, 2014 at 6:04 pm

          “I’ll watch. Not sure what to think about it now though.”

          At last!!!! A person willing to give things a try before they judge!

  • August 23, 2014 at 6:46 am

    Ratings won’t change much by dropping iconic characters into any cartoon show. Cartoons and comic books, and even novels these days, divide audiences like never before. No matter how good the stories or technicalities may be, a larger populace will refuse outright to experience them because of the medium they are presented in, or the age group they have become chiefly stereotyped in association with. The Marvel Superheroes movies as examples are far inferior story-wise to the comic books, but the general movie audience will refuse to pick up a comic. Same goes for Star Wars in terms of all media outside of live-action.

  • August 23, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    Can we all just agree that what Star Wars’s target demographic is in dispute? Because honestly there’s enough for both arguments to claim otherwise.

    It doesn’t matter what George Lucas says because he’s a man of passion and sometimes he frankly says stupid things. I shouldn’t have to point out his own contradictory statements or the movies themselves often conflicting with the idea of being kid friendly.

    I think it best to say it is for general audiences. A lot of fans expect Star Wars to adapt this new trend in movies that have a serious edge. Like Nolan’s Batman or Daniel Craig’s Bond.

    I for one would love that but I also understand they likely aren’t trying for that hard of an edge.

    As long as they don’t go out of their way with anything silly and instead just have clever writing and classic themes like the OT… it’ll be perfect… for all audiences.

    • August 23, 2014 at 2:02 pm

      Exactly. Star Wars is for children of all ages; it needn’t become grim and gritty for the sake of the older fans who want it to grow up with them and become Breaking Bad or Deadwood. It has a timeless appeal and should be accessible to everybody. It’s Flash Gordon (in the grand Alex Raymond style) with state of the art special effects 🙂 As such, Rebels is a fine exemplar.

      • August 23, 2014 at 3:20 pm

        I’ve never read anyone make the claim that they want it to become grim and gritty like Breaking Bad or Deadwood.

        Who are you responding to?

    • August 23, 2014 at 4:14 pm

      “As long as they don’t go out of their way with anything silly…”

      Too late. They already have Sabine.

  • August 23, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    This show looks bad. Let’s face it, Star Wars is ruined.

  • August 23, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    These two commercials look perfectly fine. But they’re also Sabine-free.

    It’s just so unfortunate that they have such a stupid character in Sabine to drag the rest of it down.

    • August 23, 2014 at 4:12 pm

      What would be great is if Sabine became the tragic hero and died in the first few episodes.

  • August 23, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    “For Episode VII, J.J. Abrams is leaning toward emulating Lucas’ style before the franchise skewed toward childish-themed things like Ewoks.”

    This is where adolescents who haven’t read a single sentence about the history of the development of Star Wars, make things up and lecture those of us who were there from the beginning about how it’s all just for kids.


    • August 23, 2014 at 8:44 pm

      And, unless you’re in your 60s or 70s now, the reason why you were there since the very beginning was that you were obviously a kid when the OT first came out, lol.

      • August 23, 2014 at 9:05 pm

        So apparently you disagree with the filmmakers.

        • August 23, 2014 at 9:47 pm

          Well, since I became a fan of SW at the perfect age for it (7, 10, 13 when the OT first came out), I know why I became a fan, and it wasn’t because of its mature content, I assure you.

          That’s not disagreeing with filmmakers or anyone else, for that matter. That’s just the truth: SW is for kids. Doesn’t mean it is “just for kids”, though. That’s a matter of semantics, open-mindedness and each person’s individual understanding of what “made for children” means.

  • August 24, 2014 at 2:03 am

    The Sabine hate is a bit over the top. I mean, look, I get it, she has pink armor and is into graffiti…obviously pandering to a specific audience but that’s to be expected.

    The hate over her being an explosives expert? Meh, easily justified. She’s a Mandalorian. It’s a Spartan style culture. She’s probably been training in weapons and explosives for 10 years, so that’s really not much of a stretch for her to be very good at it (and what do you want them to describe her proficiency as? A yeoman explosives technician specializing in thermal detonators with a focus on distraction based techniques?…yeah, that’ll really draw in the viewing audience of Disney XD).

    As for the other stuff…the sling shot is weird, don’t really get that but I’m sure it’ll be explained. My biggest gripe is that weird scene where Kanaan literally assembles his lightsaber before battle by screwing the top in like he just changed the batteries in a flashlight.

    Just weird to me that most of the hate has been on Sabine when, until the Art Attack short, we basically saw nothing of her in any of the previews.

    • August 24, 2014 at 2:39 am

      THANK YOU! I’m a little sick of all the statements about her being the Jar-Jar of the show when we hardly know anything about her backstory or anything other than basic information about her.

      • August 24, 2014 at 8:08 pm

        You’re so sick that you censore other people’s comments about your Sabine, and by seeing your need to say “thank you” rather than “i’m agree” to someone having your opinion, I’m wondering how many are affected by your nerdish dictatorship.

  • August 24, 2014 at 8:49 pm

    In reply to “DieWannaWanker”:

    HAHAHA, OH WOW! Censoring Sabine hate, that’s a good one.

    Seriously, though – the only comments that I have censored are those that violate site conduct, which thus far involve either excessive flaming or including sexual content. We encourage an open discussion here so long as it doesn’t violate either of these things.

    If I were to censor every single post I disagree with, then several of these comments would be taken off the map. Thing is, I’m better than that, and I would much rather have people be honest about what they think of whatever comes up in discussion than to have a vapid comment section full of shiny happy people acting as yes-men and yes-women to whatever point I agree with.

    • August 24, 2014 at 10:28 pm

      Thank you Pomojema.
      I won’t tell yah here what I’d like to offer you as a recompense for my protection, in case I’m violating site conduct.

      But nonetheless, thank you!

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