UPDATE 2! Star Wars: Rebels Season 2 Trailer, Official Premiere Date and Poster!

Season 2

A new dawn is breaking for the crew of the Ghost, alongside newfound allies Bail Organa and Ahsoka “Fulcrum” Tano, as the seeds of rebellion are beginning to bear fruit; but with the onset of the Rebel Cells banding together for the first time, greater dangers face the fledgling militia, including the wrath of Darth Vader himself. Read ahead to see information on the new characters and storylines popping up in Season Two of Star Wars Rebels from the cast and crew of the show.


The panel, hosted by voice actor James Arnold Taylor, opens up with many familiar faces: Taylor Gray (Ezra Bridger), Freddie Prinze, Jr. (Kanan Jarrus), Vanessa Marshall (Hera Syndulla), Tiya Sircar (Sabine Wren), Steve Blum (Garazeb “Zeb” Orrelios), Showrunner Dave Filoni, and Producer Simon Kinberg meet the crowd with thunderous applause.


Filoni and Kinberg started off by saying that they worked hard to create an experience that honors the original movies while having its own unique tone. The cast expressed gratitude toward joining the Star Wars family and their love for their series.


Sircar teased more development between Sabine and Ezra in the coming season. Then, Filoni decided to reveal the trailer for Season Two of the show. The trailer revealed new looks at Darth Vader, Ahsoka Tano, Captain Rex, Hondo Ohnaka, and new Inquisitors. Ashley Eckstein (Ahsoka Tano) and Dee Bradley Baker (Captain Rex) then walked up on stage.


Questions started up immediately after the second screening of the trailer. One question that popped up was how Rex and his Clone Troopers survived, to which Filoni explained that the Fives arc in Season 6 of The Clone Wars was crucial to Rex’s survival, as Fives told Rex about the Order 66 conspiracy. He also notes that Kanan is not on good terms with Rex due to the memories of Order 66 and a distrust for Clone Troopers. Ahsoka’s relationship with Darth Vader is a crucial part of the story of Rebels. Filoni noted that Cad Bane and other The Clone Wars characters would be included if the character could fit into the narrative well.


Be sure to check back later today when the global premiere of Season Two of Star Wars Rebels hits later today!



Season 2




And here’s the outstanding trailer for Season 2. There’s lot’s going on – new villains, old faces and much much more.






First here are some interesting bits from the Rebels panel (via our own Trevor)


Rebels Panel


  • Filoni: It took about three months just to outline the season 2 storyline direction.
  • Sabine’s unmentioned parents will be highlighted in S2 as well as Chopper’s origins.
  • Kanan is THE bridging character between Ep’s 3&4.
  • Season 2 will show us the person that is Kanan’s motivational reason for moving forward with the rebellion movement.
  • S2 will address Ezra’s darker side and weaknesses, as well as the “family unit” difficulties with the Ghost crew/family.
  • Filoni said that the biggest hurdle is to develop new characters for the series.
  • Filoni actually drew Zeb on a Southwest Airlines napkin on a flight.
  • They all agreed that EVERYTHING that they write, record, direct, and draw is for George Lucas, in his honor.


Some more details from the official Star Wars website:


  • They didn’t want the show to just be about Ahsoka, but knew her story had to be included.
  • Filoni says, “I’m obsessed with a pilot-oriented show… A show where nobody uses the Force in it.”
  • In the clip it seems like the b-wing is new to the crew. They have not seen one before.
  • The little Mon Calamari has a name: Quarrie.
  • There were a few clones in that clip. Filoni says, “Wolffe is back.” [Side note – so is Gregor.]
  • This was not Lothal in the clip. We’re going to other planets!
  • Episode count confirmed for season two: 22.


Also here’s the official poster for Season 2:





And last but not least we received an e-mail from Disney with the official premiere date of Season 2:


Highly Anticipated Season Two of “Star Wars Rebels” To Feature Fan-Favorite Clones — Captain Rex, Commander Wolffe and Gregor


An exciting season two preview trailer revealed that Vader will indeed be back, and “Clone Wars” fan-favorites Captain Rex, Wolffe and Gregor, all voiced by Dee Bradley Baker, will be joining “Star Wars Rebels.” The arena 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.


“Star Wars Rebels” 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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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.

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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.

100 thoughts on “UPDATE 2! Star Wars: Rebels Season 2 Trailer, Official Premiere Date and Poster!

  • April 18, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    Global premiere?!

    • April 18, 2015 at 10:22 pm

      It’s in a few hours.

      • April 18, 2015 at 11:39 pm

        Whoa! Thanks, I didn’t knew that

  • April 18, 2015 at 9:56 pm


  • April 18, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    The new inquisitor looks kinda like the old one….but he is a another race.

    • April 18, 2015 at 10:14 pm

      It really is.

    • April 18, 2015 at 10:16 pm

      I can’t believe you said that

  • April 18, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    Good God…Sabine´s new hair is ugly….

    • April 23, 2015 at 12:37 am

      You are so wrong!!!!!!! Sabine looks so much cooler with that hair!!!!!!!! WHO’S WITH ME PEOPLE!?!??!?!?!?

  • April 18, 2015 at 10:07 pm


  • April 18, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    Global premiere eh? Guess I’d better DVR. Hopefully they don’t get spastic with the pacing. I rather enjoyed the character development.

    • April 18, 2015 at 10:21 pm

      Ah now I see. It’s premiering at the celebration. looks like I got a long wait ahead of me 🙁

  • April 18, 2015 at 10:10 pm

    How can we see the new Rebels trailer?

    • April 18, 2015 at 10:17 pm

      Holy wow. That was awesome. I wanna live on that AT-TE! That was freaking cool.

  • April 18, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    Nevermind, I found it!

  • April 18, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    However the trailer doesn’t. Vader sounds like authentic JEJ and even the Emperor sounds right.

    • April 20, 2015 at 11:11 am

      That’s because it is James Earl Jones.

  • April 18, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    It’s got a frikkin B-wing, I’m sold.

    • April 19, 2015 at 12:12 am

      And A Wings!!!

  • April 18, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    It’s great in my opinion. I loved TCW, and seeing Rex and Echo, and Hondo in Rebels is amazing! Things are looking great for those who love Rebels!

    • April 19, 2015 at 12:38 am

      Echo? He died in like Season 4 of TCW, it was Rex, Wolffe and a clone I couldn’t recognise.

      My thoughts are either: Jesse, Kix or one of the Wolfpack guys.

      • April 19, 2015 at 1:09 am

        Echo didn’t die. We find out that he’s alive in the Bad Batch arc shown at the Celebration.

  • April 18, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    Oh my god, that’s a lot of things to process.

    Ok, I really dislked the looks of the old clones. BUT IT’S REX, CAPTAIN REX AND ECHO!

    Lord Vader showing how things are done.

    The New Inquisitor’s lightsaber is practically the same as First Inquisitor’s one. And there are two? Holy crap

  • April 18, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    Season 2 looks like it will be better than the first season.

    Definitely will continue watching Rebels.

  • April 18, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    Omg is the masked female Inquisitor at 1:37 Mara Jade?

    • April 18, 2015 at 11:00 pm

      No, it’s Minnie Mouse cause it’s a Disney show.

      • April 18, 2015 at 11:57 pm

        Look at the hood as well as the body shape + mask!!! That’s fricken ASAJJ VENTRESS SON !!!!!

        • April 19, 2015 at 12:11 am

          Or Barriss Offee.

          • April 19, 2015 at 2:26 pm


        • April 19, 2015 at 12:19 am


      • April 20, 2015 at 11:34 pm

        You’re clever.

  • April 18, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    I was never as much into the clones as other people were, but I must say, they didn’t mess up that new design. So they can make the TCW characters recognizable. Makes it even more weird what they did to Ahsoka.

  • April 18, 2015 at 11:04 pm

    Looks like fun, better as none Star Wars.

  • April 18, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    So when does season 2 start?
    All I want to see is how Vader deals with them. Honestly, this could set up something for EP7, I’m wondering if Ezra is Kylo Ren. It would make sense if Vader turns him into an apprentice… he could become obsessed with Vader.

    • April 18, 2015 at 11:59 pm

      As far as my math skills go, Ezra is around the same age as Luke, so that would make Kylo Ren around 60 yrs old in Ep 7. Doesn’t seem right to me.

      • April 19, 2015 at 12:21 am

        Ezra could be Kylo Ren if he was frozen in carbonite by Vader or the Emperor for many years and then unfrozen by someone else sometime between eps 6 & 7.

        • April 19, 2015 at 1:49 am

          Fair point. But carbon freezing seems a bit of a fallback script device. Still, I could see it working. And Adam driver could definitely resemble Ezra.

          • April 20, 2015 at 7:10 pm

            Plus they were “testing” the carbonite freezing chamber in ESB, so it wouldn’t make sense that they knew how to do it this early.

    • April 18, 2015 at 11:59 pm

      i thought that too. collector of artifacts, like vaders helmet for instance

      • April 19, 2015 at 1:51 am

        Wow. Good point. Why would they make such a point of Ezra collecting those helmets in rebels otherwise? Hmm. Interesting!

        • April 19, 2015 at 3:11 am

          Never thought of the possibility of Ezra turning to the dark side.

          But for a Disney series I ‘m not sure they would have Ezra leave his friends and Kanaan after season 2 ,unless something happens to Kanaan.

          I could see Ezra leaving but I think Disney might want to keep Ezra a kid
          working with the Rebels for awhile.

          Ezra reminds me of Eli in Slugterra.
          They are almost the same type of character
          fighting for their friends or family.

      • April 19, 2015 at 3:18 am

        Excellent point. He does like to collect things.

  • April 18, 2015 at 11:14 pm

    This show is great! And oh my god, that trailer…

  • April 18, 2015 at 11:16 pm

    absolutely loved season one…season two can’t come quick enough….the last couple of days have been amazing…hope we get to see the season two premier later

  • April 18, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    So when exactly does season 2 air?

  • April 18, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    I love it

  • April 18, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    Heads up folks, Ventress at 2:43.

    • April 19, 2015 at 2:27 am

      Lucas wasnt happy with Ventress working for Dooku.

      The new novel Dark Disciple coming out covers her 8 episode redemption arc they had planned in Clone Wars. That’s probably Barriss Offee

      • April 19, 2015 at 2:43 am

        If its not Barriss Offee I hope for the fans its Mara Jade since so many love the character. I can relate because my favorite character (besides Wedge) was the first ‘Emperor’s Hand’ character they ever created, for the Marvel comics Shira Brie, Lumiya

        It’s probably not Barriss Offee. If it is they would get Meredith Salenger to voice her. Whoever it is- I bet that’s the character Buffy Sarah Michelle Gellar is voicing

  • April 18, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    Whoever is doing the voice of Sidious is awful, *really* awful. Tim Curry’s Palpatine wasn’t that great, but his Sidious voice was awesome–can’t we get Curry back?

    • April 19, 2015 at 4:29 pm

      It’s Sam Witwer I think

      • April 28, 2015 at 6:21 pm

        He must be really good friends with Dave Filoni. I thought his voice for Palpatine was awful in TFU, can’t believe they brought him back.

  • April 18, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    I was expecting an improvement towards cg, but for now the show is inferior to TCW. I like Darth Vader presence. I hate Sabine’s new look

    • April 19, 2015 at 2:21 am

      The reason the animation in the Cone Wars was so good was because Lucas personally bankrolled it and put many more millions towards it then any tv animation show has ever gotten. Disney gave them a much smaller budget for Rebels

      I wish more people knew this before they constantly slag the inferior animation.

      • April 19, 2015 at 5:46 am

        I knew it. Never blamed Filoni and co for that. I’ve said numerous times in this messages that the tight budget and schedule makes this show an achievement.

  • April 19, 2015 at 12:16 am

    As someone who wasn’t a fan of The Clone Wars, I’m not super thrilled for all this fanservice towards the former series, I hope the show goes off in it’s own direction rather than having to rely on character’s that not everybody necessarily even knows, though I do love the idea of Ahsoka possibly dueling Vader.

    • April 19, 2015 at 2:31 am

      I’m digging it actually. Reminds me of Robotech- especially when the next gen finds the old crew living in a derlict from the first Robotech war and who had served under Rick Hunter. I would even wager that whoever thought up that idea as the way to re-introduce them was influenced by that episode. The creative team is my age or younger so I’m thinking thats a strong possibility. Sci-fi fans loved Robotech back in the day 🙂

  • April 19, 2015 at 12:39 am

    Vader is no James Earl Jones?!

    • April 19, 2015 at 12:53 am

      Yea, he is.

  • April 19, 2015 at 12:50 am

    dont want to ruin everything but where the hell you take from that also echo is alive? I mean for what we know echo has a lobot-like looking, and the clone on the left of rex didnt have that. the one on the right looks very much wolffe to me.

    • April 19, 2015 at 2:34 am

      The Bad Batch Clone Wars animatics they premiered yesterday at Celebration was that very story- Echo showing up alive.

      • April 19, 2015 at 3:24 pm

        I know, but the sketches that were included showed echo having a metallic thing on his head. The clone in the trailer is NOT echo. eo who’s that?

  • April 19, 2015 at 1:02 am

    They’re going to set up duels between Vader and the others only to have them escape right? … Right.

    • April 20, 2015 at 7:15 pm

      Which of course diminishes the character that Vader was. He was supposed to be a ruthless killer and very good at his craft.

  • April 19, 2015 at 1:27 am

    The only critiques I had for the trailer are that the A-Wings are slow (prototypes probably), and that Rex and the two clones (hopefully more) are out of shape. I know they are old, like around 60, but I’m hoping they get in better shape as the series goes on. But for a 60 year old, Rex is surprisingly nimble 😀

    • April 19, 2015 at 7:20 pm

      Given the accelerated growth in the clones, they will appear much older than they would be, so it could be something to do with that?

  • April 19, 2015 at 2:11 am

    Is the premiere going to be on the live feed? It doesn’t look like it.

    What time does it start for those at Celebration?

  • April 19, 2015 at 3:07 am

    I got a shiver hearing Rex’s voice. And to get Vader, Hondo, The Emperor, AtAts, A wings, B wings and Ahsoka, a new Inquisitor and references to The Clone Wars, this season looks out of this world. I’m more excited by this than my little boy and he’s a massive fan.

  • April 19, 2015 at 3:34 am

    Rex is back!
    But, he is sorta…er…fat.

  • April 19, 2015 at 4:53 am

    A premiere while the rest of us wait 6 more months. Gotta love it.

  • April 19, 2015 at 6:22 am

    Any news on the Alileen zhan / Mara jade character rumors?

  • April 19, 2015 at 6:54 am

    Wow, Season Two looks like a big hot mess… MORE PLEASE!

  • April 19, 2015 at 7:56 am

    mannn, when vader was using the force to bring ezra’s light saber towards himself..awesome

  • April 19, 2015 at 10:59 am

    Looks like shit. Seriously… I can’t get into this show. Too corny.

  • April 19, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Lookin great!!!!!!!!!!

  • April 19, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Ahsoka at 2.35

    “they all be comming now”

    and after that 2 inquisitors show. Now can there be more of them. If there are maybe this is the 1th order.

  • April 19, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    Well, that livestream already had a downer for me too. It was during the Rebels panel I think, when a soldier stood up and started bs-ing. And the audience and the people on stage had nothing better to do, than to pull off some support our troops clapping. Not only do US-Americans invade other countries and murder hundredthousands for no other reason but greed, ney, they have to be all cheesy about it too. Puke universe!

    • April 19, 2015 at 4:38 pm

      I wouldn’t go *that* far… but something does seem odd to me about the whole “support the troops” thing & “I’ll vote to send you off to war” thing… except for the whole “I’ll never go fight in a war myself” thing. Humans I guess.

      However I think it’s a travesty that vets get ripped off when it comes to medical care & other social services.

  • April 19, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    I agree with the above that Ezra could be turned and show up in VII. That could be why his name is Bridger, especially since Filoni himself said that Kanan is THE bridger between III and IV.

    I also think Sydow could be Commander Wolffe. He has a cyborg eye, and we already know he is alive. Seems reasonable to me.

    • April 19, 2015 at 3:25 pm

      sydow could not be wolffe… He’s already aged 5 years before yavin, and counting the double-age of clones he’d be dead by that time

      • April 19, 2015 at 4:18 pm

        ” He’s no good to me dead.”

      • April 19, 2015 at 5:13 pm

        It is possible that the clone’s age acceleration ended when they reached adulthood. If they were designed to be a fighting force, it would make sense to maximize how long they are at peak fitness age, so why would the age acceleration continue beyond adulthood? If they rapidly accelerated them up to age 20 or so, then they aged normally for the remainder of their lives, it is conceivable that some 60 year old clones could be around, although, biologically, they would be 70 or 80 years old.

  • April 19, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    What’s up with the villain with the Cobra Commander-type helmet? Looks like a G.I. Joe rip-off.

  • April 19, 2015 at 4:42 pm

    •Filoni actually drew Zeb on a Southwest Airlines napkin on a flight

    despite of being a good or bad show (which i think some aspects are very good), i don’t beleive in this afirmation.
    “Drew” Struzan “drew” Zeb some years ago. ANd Filoni took a Little bit of the design.

  • April 19, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Actually, Uber could be Ezra. As Serkis said, his character ‘has been through some stuff’… When would they explain that properly, if not in Rebels…
    And his age matches an older Ezra’s too…
    Then Kylo could well be another Solo. Sounds like a perfect circle to me.

    • April 19, 2015 at 5:36 pm

      Also if Kanan bridges Eps 3 & 4 then he is most probably responsible for stealing the Death Star plans.

      • April 20, 2015 at 2:11 am

        Yep. Or definitely involved in organising.

  • April 19, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    people keep bringing up the age thing of “too old” both in the movies and in the animated shows…60 yrs. is too old…really??? anyone remember that Vader is no spring chicken in the OT and anyone remember that guy Palpatine or ever heard of the lil’ green guy Yoda? i find the lack of imagination of the audience disturbing seeing it’s all about imagination…i would hope that if we ever conquer faster-than-light space travel, surely we could have a few medical improvements and extend the human aging and improve overall health conditions… and FYI Dooku looked “pretty nimble” for a guy pushing 100 in Ep.2 …

  • April 19, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    Yes! This is the Rebels we been wanting. That trailer was perfect! The music the scenes everything feels classic but new and fresh. Love it can’t wait for the premiere!

    • April 19, 2015 at 9:18 pm

      The more i listen Williams OT music/notes in other Star Wars univers staff (like the final of Revenge of the sith, sw rebels, TFA tráiler…), the more i think what a powerful music brought to us.
      His OT music brings balance/power/stability in minor sw images or scenes.

  • April 19, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    Haha, Ezra’s blaster-saber saves the day when Vader unknowingly points it right at himself.

  • April 19, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    I’m not hating, people can like what they like, and I respect that… but I think this show is WAY more Disney than Star Wars.

    I believe fresh ideas have to be introduced in order for the brand to move forward, but trying to fit a well-established, 40 year old franchise with it’s own unique tone into the well-established, but completely different Disney formula just feels… awkward to me.

    I can’t be the only one who has this problem with ‘Rebels’. And the appearance of classic SW characters doesn’t make it seem any less forced from what I’ve seen.

    Oh, well. I know it has it’s fans, and that I don’t have to watch it- but I have loved Star Wars since I was 2, and this ain’t it. Sorry.

  • April 20, 2015 at 2:04 am

    Great to see all TCW references and characters and Vader in full Sith mode. But I really want to see Boba Fett and a squad of recognizable bounty hunters go after the Ghost crew. Season 3 perhaps??

  • April 20, 2015 at 9:48 am

    There are 3 inqusitors with the old one. The third is woman. Oh, I forgot, this story is 4 or 3 years before battle of Yavin (fhirst death’s star battle). So when the rebels meet luke skywalker and perhaps obi wan kenobi? And what about ashoka vs lord vader or the new inqusitor. I hope it will be cool season.

  • April 20, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    So glad SOMEBODY is acknowledging this going forward.

    “They all agreed that EVERYTHING that they write, record, direct, and draw is for George Lucas, in his honor.”

    It seems like everything coming out and all the comments attached to them are IN SPITE of the man.

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