Star Wars Rebels: “The Siege Of Lothal” Gets an Official Airdate!

Star-Wars-Rebels-Season-2-Poster-720x1062The official airdate for the premiere of Star Wars Rebels Season Two was notably absent at any Star Wars Celebration Anaheim panel discussing the show – but now, it looks like the cat’s out of the bag. Make the jump to find out when “The Siege Of Lothal” airs, and learn about how Disney XD is going to honor an unofficial Star Wars fan holiday.


IGN reports that “The Siege Of Lothal” is going to air on Saturday, June 20 at 9:00 PM (no time zone was given, but it’s most likely AST). For those keeping score, that will be a little more than three months after “Fire Across The Galaxy” aired, making the show’s return appear a lot earlier than many had expected. Like “Spark Of Rebellion”, the program is a double-length episode.


However, it is worth noting that this is only the premiere of the TV movie. The actual episodes of Rebels do not start back up until the Autumn. On the bright side, it sounds as though the series will be popping back up sooner than October (the airdate for Season One), and it doesn’t sound like they’ll implement hiatuses this time around. I personally get the feeling that the 22-episode season will most likely wrap up before the end of the year (which means that the season proper would have to start up in July), just in time for the release of The Force Awakens.



In addition, Disney XD is apparently showing a bunch of Star Wars-related content in to honor “May The Fourth Be With You!” on their channel. It actually extends beyond May 4, starting on May 1 and extending to the fan holiday. Quoting IGN:

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 FerbKickin’ It and Lab Rats.

More Star Wars news as it breaks!


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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.

28 thoughts on “Star Wars Rebels: “The Siege Of Lothal” Gets an Official Airdate!

  • May 1, 2015 at 9:02 am

    The SEIGE of Lothal?

    • May 1, 2015 at 11:26 am

      Whoops, my mistake. Let’s fix that.

  • May 1, 2015 at 9:24 am

    Can’t wait for it!

    But are you aure it will finish before the premiere of the movie? With four episodes x week seems impossible.

    • May 1, 2015 at 11:25 am

      It can easily work out if they start between July 20 and August 3. I’m pretty sure the premiere counts as two episodes.

  • May 1, 2015 at 10:12 am

    I love Rebels, and can’t wait to see where this is going. It can only get darker

  • May 1, 2015 at 10:15 am

    That poster with Ahsoka and Vader is awesome!!!

    • May 1, 2015 at 11:21 am

      Yes, I like in particular the fact that Ahsoka is wearing just panties…

      • May 1, 2015 at 2:08 pm

        that’s…..interesting that you noticed that, like seriously, um, great (?) find…
        Like how closely do you look out for this kind of stuff??

        • May 1, 2015 at 8:12 pm

          Well, she IS all grown up now ; )

          • May 1, 2015 at 9:37 pm

            hahaha, yeah IT would be great if ashoka wears only panties. Rebels needs some adult themes in it !!!

  • May 1, 2015 at 11:55 am

    They love using that planet all the time eh. Cheap …………s!

    • May 1, 2015 at 9:23 pm

      As I’ve said before, the end to the episode establishes that they won’t be going back to Lothal for a long while.

      The trailer for the new season shows a number of new planets.

      • May 1, 2015 at 9:53 pm

        My bad.

  • May 1, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Any news about a blue Ray release ?

  • May 1, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    What about UK airdates?

  • May 1, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    Who’s that Togruta that doesn’t look like Ahsoka at all?

  • May 1, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    When is first series out on DVDs? Anyone know?

  • May 1, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    Exciting to see Ahsoka wielding a lightsaber (which wasn’t a given, since she left the Jedi behind) and confronting Vader. I can’t help but suspect that if the story is leading to her death, it will retroactively foreshadow Luke’s confrontation with Vader in ROTJ. Perhaps it will be Palpatine that will ultimately kill Ahsoka, and Vader will stand by and do nothing, with just the tiniest hint of regret in his body language, yet without his going so far as intervening. Well, that at least is my fantasy about how best to treat her death.

    But of course, part of me is hoping that she will somehow survive, and that we will get an Ahsoka live action film: perhaps even one that features Ventress. These are far and above my favorite characters in the Star Wars universe, besides the main players of the original trilogy!!

    • May 1, 2015 at 5:09 pm

      Star Wars Anthology: Clone War.

    • May 1, 2015 at 8:17 pm

      I’m fairly sure that when Vader draws his lightsaber on her it’s not in an effort to spare her life.

    • May 2, 2015 at 1:11 am

      Well, John over at AMC Jedi Council theorised that a good ending for Ahsoka would be in Rogue 1. So that Vader kills her, then at the start of a New Hope, when Vader walks through the smoke, he has just arrived from killing Ahsoka.

      • May 2, 2015 at 9:39 am

        I’m not sure I like that. That would suggest that Leia knows Ahsoka (if Ahsoka and her were on the Tantive IV, that would be the most likely scenario, at least, since Leia is a leader of the rebellion). But then, if Ahsoka finds out Vader is Anakin, then why wouldn’t Leia know too? And if she knows, there’s no reason a red flag wouldn’t go up as soon as she meets someone named Luke SKYWALKER.

        There are always ways of dealing with this problem. Rebels will have to deal with it, too, in any case: if Ahsoka finds out, why wouldn’t all of the leaders of the rebellion know too? Why should she withhold such an important piece of information from them: that the Emperor’s henchman is none other than one of the heroes of the Republic, turned to the dark side?

        • May 3, 2015 at 9:32 pm

          I’m going to assume that that Senator Organa knew who Darth Vader used to be. Obi Wan definitely knew who Vader was/is in ANH. And Yoda too. My suspicion is that they all made some sort of pact not to tell the children who their father really was, nor tell each child about the other just in case things went all quagmire with their “plan”.

          So Ahsoka could be brought into the inner circle (or finds out on her own) and decides its best to keep things on the down low too. Over the years, she could quietly work to protect the children (which would be kind of interesting for a plot line). Or maybe something happens where she never gets to let anyone know once she finds out (she loses more than a hand when given the offer to join Vader).

          Now, I’m not certain how much Owen and Beru knew about the Skywalker/Vader connection. I’m going to assume they were left out of the inner circle so they didn’t let anything slip.

  • May 1, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    Cool. Season 2 looks way better. I think vader and ahsokas duel will be in the premiere so they can move on with the story. I wish we could see a younger Luke or Han.

  • May 1, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    If they’re going out of the their way to have this 2nd season wrap before Dec. 18th, I wonder if it’s because there’s a potential tie-in/spoiler involved for TFA? Interesting.

    • May 1, 2015 at 9:27 pm

      There’s no official word on that – it’s just my speculation. But I do think it’s likely that they’ll finish Season Two up before the release date of TFA, in order to put all attention on that movie.

  • May 1, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    I Love how Ezra and Sabine look so much older, they grow up sooooo fast…

  • May 1, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    yeah, maby they even make a baby so they can keep up with the kid level of themes represented in rebels !!

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