UPDATE 2! 5 New Star Wars Rebels Clips: Darth Vader Strikes, The Siege of Lothal Preview and Inside Rebels Season 2!

Darth Vader

IGN posted an exclusive clip from the one-hour Season 2 premiere of Star Wars Rebels, airing this Saturday. And now StarWars.com added two more videos…


We’re just 4 days away from the highly anticipated premiere of the second season. Check out this new clip posted by IGN, where Vader faces the Ghost crew… alone:







Two new clips have been posted by StarWars.com:



And here is a bonus:


Pretty exciting stuff. Three days until the premiere!


Special thanks to Dandino for the clips.




And one more clip for the road, before the episode airs tomorrow…



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87 thoughts on “UPDATE 2! 5 New Star Wars Rebels Clips: Darth Vader Strikes, The Siege of Lothal Preview and Inside Rebels Season 2!

  • June 16, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    I wish they didn’t make Vader look like he’s always about to sneeze.

    • June 16, 2015 at 5:03 pm

      They use lots of original concept art in rebels.

    • June 16, 2015 at 5:04 pm

      Google the original ralph mcquarrie design.

      • June 16, 2015 at 5:15 pm

        bah… Yeah Ralph did great concept arts, but I startto feel an overuse of his original works… still believe they should have made his helmet closer to the original one from the films and I’m still not sure of his voice. dont get me wrong, Im a fan to the series

        • June 16, 2015 at 5:59 pm

          You’re not sure about James Earl Jones’ voice as Darth Vader? You are hardcore.

          • June 16, 2015 at 6:31 pm

            Not about the voice actor, about the voice. Something in the editing. In the season two trailer it seems almost that his voice had been slowed down…

          • June 16, 2015 at 9:30 pm

            Oh, ok. I can kind of hear what you’re talking about. JEJ is in his 80s now so perhaps some modification was necessary?

          • June 18, 2015 at 12:03 am

            possible… maybe they shouldn’t homever done that…
            PS I spotted “johnny thunder” and smiled 🙂

          • June 18, 2015 at 3:20 am

            its slowed down bc James Earl Jones is 84 for years old, when 84 years old you reach, sound as good you will not.

          • June 20, 2015 at 1:40 pm

            It’s the processing. His voice is fine. They haven’t quite got the electronics right have they. Not as bad as the sound of the changed line (Prepare my ship etc) at the end of the remastered ESB mind you… Puzzling though as you’d think the processing would be the easiest thing to replicate, that they’d have access to how it was done before.

            Nice Peter Cushing impression also though…

          • June 18, 2015 at 9:15 pm

            Hey Johnny, caught anymore dinosaurs or found any more jewels or mummies lately?

        • June 18, 2015 at 12:09 am

          This overusage of Ralph McQuarrie got old six months ago. I really am curious to see if Rogue 1 actually invents some original designs… because you’d got to think that Disney will run out of McQuarrie paintings after a certain amount of time.

          • June 18, 2015 at 12:32 am

            And The Force Awakens hasn’t created new designs? Are you blind, or living under a rock?

          • June 19, 2015 at 9:53 pm

            Would you mind explaining the new designs and how they’re breaking the mold with The Force Awakens? Because, from my perspective, everything looks the same as the originals, just with slight modifications.

          • June 18, 2015 at 12:39 am

            It got as old as soon as they started making a point of doing it, really? You know what’s real old? Whiny bitches like you that get bored easily and require instant gratification.

      • June 16, 2015 at 7:24 pm

        McQuarrie was not perfect thats why its
        Concept art.
        I think Vader looks like pulling off a
        surprised monkey face “uuuh, me want banana”

        • June 19, 2015 at 12:54 pm

          Am I the only one who thinks this helmet looks more frightening and awesome?

    • June 16, 2015 at 9:59 pm

      Yeah. Vader’s helmet features, particularly his “brow”, are exaggerated to the point of silliness.

  • June 16, 2015 at 5:24 pm

    is that actually james earl jones?? they can make vader pink for all I care if they have james earl jones doing the voice

    • June 16, 2015 at 5:27 pm

      It is!

  • June 16, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    I like how Sabine took one in the face. Thank goodness for the mask, right? If it had been any one else our crew would be one less rebel.

    • June 16, 2015 at 6:28 pm

      Exactly, what the hell, the helmet can stop a laser blast? Too much liberties, they take

      • June 16, 2015 at 11:06 pm

        Mandalorian armor stronk!

        • June 20, 2015 at 2:13 am

          perhaps her armor and/or blasters are designed to not cause self-damage as a safety measure in case any one were to take blasters and use them against her. This gives her enough time to use her acrobatics and mandolorian training to reach opponents. Thats how it could be explained in the SW universe

      • June 18, 2015 at 12:44 am

        What would be the fucking point of wearing armor in the Star Wars universe if it couldn’t stop a laser blast?

        So people like you can think it looks cool but it’s totally not functional armor?


        • June 18, 2015 at 2:02 am

          aaaaaah, there we have one virgin innocent fanboy who never saw the original star wars movies, the ultimate canon to anything after. You would know that armor does not save you from a direct blast.
          But if Sabine took a direct blast to the helmet and did survive, that´s something I would like to discuss with fans of Disney “canon”. Can you please explain to me why in the Star Wars movies a blast to the armor means direct wound and mostly death, and in CANON Rebels show anything goes? 🙂 I´m looking forward what theories you will come to excuse this continuity problem…

          • June 18, 2015 at 5:59 am

            Why do the stormtroopers get knocked out when rocks are thrown at their helmets in RoTJ? These are questions that will never be answered besides the fact that they are movies, and TV shows.

          • June 18, 2015 at 7:08 am

            Ever had a boulder on the head wearing a helmet? I’d like to see you keep your footing.

          • June 18, 2015 at 8:03 am

            Ewoks don’t throw boulders.

            I could see how the rocks and sticks caused the some of the stormtroopers to lose their balance, but they shouldn’t be able to kill them.

          • June 18, 2015 at 10:51 am

            We don’t really know if they are dead or simply unconscious.

          • June 18, 2015 at 1:31 pm

            Beskar armor, used by Mandalorians, is supposedly able to stop a direct strike from a lightsaber. Not sure if that’s still cannon or not…

          • June 18, 2015 at 3:30 pm

            that opens the question of why imperial forces don´t have this powerful armor. Seems to me that in Legends anything magical is hiding behind the word “mandalorian”. That is also an EU word. Boba Fett was once a mandalorian, then he was left with mandalorian armor. I call this whole mandalorian thing BS. We never saw mandalorians in the movies. We don´t know how they look, who they are (I´m not familiar with EU stuff), yet you wer a Boba Fett type helmet and you become a mandalorian, right? I remember in Rebels the troopers called Sabine “that mandalorian girl”. Hillarious 🙂 Besides the stupedest of this I wonder if those soldiers ever saw a mandalorian in their lives. Perhaps in the new canon everyone who wears certain armor and helmet is known as mandalorian 🙂 really, all this – BS EU stuff

          • June 18, 2015 at 8:16 pm

            If he’s innocent, then why are you accusing him of something? But of course, not only must everyone bash the content of the Star Wars universe itself – no, apparently, some people, such as you, feel the need to insult and belittle their fellow fans and destroy the Star Wars fan community furthermore. Despicable. As if it wasn’t fragmented enough already, I constantly keep seeing the hatred emanating from tens of comments on nearly every Star Wars video, news article or otherwise that I tend to visit, and there are almost always “fellow” fans trying to verbally bash in each other’s skulls.

    • June 16, 2015 at 9:25 pm

      really… If a stormtrooper got hit by an ewok arrow it dies, but when sabine got hit by her own blaster she still lives..

      I wished disney had the same standards 50 years ago with bambi, would be one childhood trauma less

      • June 18, 2015 at 12:11 am

        I had the same complaint about Iron Man and all those dumb marvel movies but nobody brings that up.

      • June 18, 2015 at 8:33 pm

        I don’t remember ever seeing a stormtrooper being killed by the shooting of an arrow – but I may be wrong. It is true that their armour seemed to be weak, but I think it’s safe to say that they kept things cheap allowing for relatively inexpensive mass production, since it’s likely a vast majority of the stormtroopers were present on certain planets and instilled fear in those who saw them, meaning that the majority of them didn’t engage in any serious combat, or any at all. But that is a mere assumption. One that is likely accurate, however – we have for most part (canonically speaking) only seen stormtroopers in situations in which they were opposing a band of heroes, so that’s the only confirmed perspective that we have. My explanation, of which I’m sure I’m not the first person to have used it, would also work to explain why these troopers seemed so horribly trained. As if they hired every other guy who applied for the job, just to increase the numbers of their army, and very rarely increasing the efficiency of them.

        And if nothing else goes as stated in this long post… Well, let’s just say that Bambi’s mother was wearing a cheap and ineffective bullet proof vest.

  • June 16, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    WTF… so this is a major spoiler. We now know that Vader injures Kanaan and lets them escape. Now we know that the mandalorian chick gets injured or dies.

    • June 16, 2015 at 9:35 pm

      She’s not dead. At all.

      • June 16, 2015 at 10:00 pm

        Actually she is dead.
        Dead tired!
        She was up all night baking a cake.

        • June 19, 2015 at 3:00 am

          Lothal seems to be a very important place…. so important nobody goes back to it in the movies.

  • June 16, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    Nope, not watching this clip. The trailer had enough spoilers

  • June 16, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Can anyone upload this on YouTube?

  • June 16, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Not really interested in the cartoons. Cl9ne wars just did nothing for me ashoka or whatever her name is anoyed me so much she made me stop watching. Rebels does feel more like its much closer to the movies but still has some anoying characters. They are made for kids at the end of the day so I shouldnt judge them to hard

    • June 18, 2015 at 12:21 am

      if you stopped watching the clone wars in season one, I understand. Fun begins with season two and beyond

      • June 18, 2015 at 10:26 am

        TCW gets progressively better later on

  • June 16, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    I already saw it at Celebration but is this going to be on the disney app early like the other episodes in Season 1

    • June 17, 2015 at 4:23 am

      Probably not. It is usually on a week early if at all. Also, with spark of rebellion, it was on Disney Channel first, then on the XD app a week before it showed on XD I believe.

  • June 16, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    And just like in the comics, he looks too weedy. Prefer the OT Vader to Ralf/concept etc

    • June 18, 2015 at 6:02 am

      In the new Marvel comics his artwork is spot on to the OT Vader.

  • June 16, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    Who’s that Vader chick?

    • June 18, 2015 at 10:33 am

      BARRISS OFFEE I believe has become an inquisitor

  • June 16, 2015 at 11:15 pm

    Children today around my areas of life don’t like Star Wars like adult peers. They like other non-Star Wars games, TV, party dressups, etc. That is why, other than our favorite science-fiction movies buffs, I don’t see value in trying to make Star Wars kid-dumbed down – P.S. J.J.’s two trailers have wet my appetite in I SENSE SOMETHING I HAVE NOT SENSED IN A LONG TIME …

    • June 17, 2015 at 2:52 pm

      A lot of kids I know in my area love the new series – my son especially. I think there is definitely a market for a kids’ show like Rebels. But I think it’s also marketable to the older crowd as well. I’m sure there is a generation cut-off with a show like this eventually, but I know a lot of 20 somethings, 30 somethings, and 40 somethings who enjoy it. I like that it’s something my son likes to watch with his daddy. 🙂 But who am I kidding? I would watch it by myself if he didn’t like it.

      • June 18, 2015 at 12:09 am

        Exactly. My son like Rebels too. And so do I. SW cartoons in my day were Droids: with Mungo baobob, and the Ewok adventures. Droids was cool, but ewoks was way too silly and childish, even as I was a kid. P.S: My cat back in ’78, or ’79 would watch the Godzilla cartoon. He would actually be sitting in front of a blank TV screen on Saturday morning waiting for me to turn it on. Then he’d watch the entire cartoon and then go on about his kitty business the rest of the day.

    • June 18, 2015 at 10:50 am

      My kids and their friends watch and enjoy this show. I’m 40 something and I love this show.

  • June 16, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    Yet another example of people getting away from Vader. He really was not very good at catching people!

    • June 20, 2015 at 2:41 am

      Remember there is still good in him. Theres nobody who can sense it( maybe Ezra). Obi and Yoda cannot possibly sense any ‘good’ in-VADER anymore. Ezra and Canaan may be tempted and sense a growing conflict as he (Vader) may see a bit of himself in the younger Ezra.
      Did Anakin know Kanan?

  • June 17, 2015 at 4:17 am

    It’s a trap!

  • June 17, 2015 at 10:01 am

    Oh boy, Aladdin sure sounded scared!

  • June 17, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    OOH!! I knew something about his appearence bothered me! It’s Aladdin!

  • June 17, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    Wish Vader would have just killed them all and this show would have ended…tired of vader pursuing like the coyote never catching the road runner. Is he a bad ass or not? I mean this lame crew, should have been dead. Can’t stand these Filoni weak stories. Just pulling in cameos and such for the ratings…blahhh! Please kill space Aladdin and be done!

  • June 17, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    Well there is “Little Orphin Annie (Vader)”
    I hope they dont make him look weak in season 2

    • June 18, 2015 at 12:08 am

      People have already seen the episode. Vader DESTROYS what the Lothal rebels have tried to accomplish. Vader is a god damn terminator here.

  • June 18, 2015 at 12:02 am

    Is this available on the Disney app or when the episode is premiered like Season 1 final?

  • June 18, 2015 at 12:05 am

    so stoked

  • June 18, 2015 at 12:23 am

    Any ideas when this will air in the UK? No sign in the Disney XD listings for this weekend. As usual, the UK is left behind – still no Lost Missions!

  • June 18, 2015 at 1:36 am

    Why don’t you complain about something worthwhile like the fact that mass media is owned by six giant corporations that disproportionately influence culture, or the fact that starvation, poverty and environment loss and species collapse are even a thing?

    Instead you get pissed about a stylized Darth Vader cartoon and don’t even properly recognize that it has more in common with the film version that Mcquarrie’s concept art?

    You do realize the finalized designs were his too right?

    So I guess you just don’t like Star Wars and you’re a waste of flesh?


    • June 18, 2015 at 9:18 am

      1# you’re right.

      2# we know.

      3# we’re using this website on our free-time. For all you know, half the people here are charity workers.

  • June 18, 2015 at 2:01 am

    One question: How does one “explote” another’s compassion?

    Aside from that, I know it’s JEJ, but something does sound a bit off here.

    With the second exception of the fact Sabine should be dead just like any other armored character who takes one to the face, everything else looks cool.

    Just because she’s a hero doesn’t mean her armor should suddenly work like it should for everyone else. Paleease!

  • June 18, 2015 at 3:10 am

    You’re welcome.

  • June 18, 2015 at 4:32 am

    Dandino, you are the MAN!! I personally cannot wait!!

  • June 18, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Sabine’s armor is not some ordinary standard issue imperial blast garb, it is Mandalorian armor same as Boba Fett. Boba’s helmet clearly had blast marks including a deep crater like dent in his helmet, I assume it can withstand the average laser blast. I see nothing wrong with Sabine’s helmet withstanding a minor laser blast.

    • June 18, 2015 at 9:20 am

      plus the laser’s energy was somewhat absorbed and defused by Vader’s saber, lessening the final force of the blast by the time it got back to her.

      Ballistics Science!

    • June 18, 2015 at 3:33 pm

      Boba Fetts armor has clearly hits from heavy object. Another excuse for BS EU stuff

  • June 18, 2015 at 9:25 am

    At first I was bothered by the fact that Vader looks like a pissed-off dog [still am]

    But I gotta say, seeing him in action, he really comes across well.
    Them running onto the Ghost with Vader slowly “chasing” them, it’s ripped straight out of the OT movies.
    It felt like I was watching some long-lost deleted scene. – which BTW is exactly what this show SHOULD be doing.

    We got NEW Vader moments for the first time in 24 years, and they DON’T SUCK.


    • June 19, 2015 at 3:08 am

      yeah, ripped straight out of the OT is right.

      Too bad we coulnd’t get something that developed from the filmmakers’ imagination. Star Wars is becoming just like oldies radio stations: 80s nostalgia! More 80s nostalgia!! Even more 80s nostalgia!!!

      • June 19, 2015 at 4:40 pm

        Hey, Vader as seen JUST LIKE in the OT is just that: Friggin’ DARTH VADER.

        Whether or not it’s directly ripped off is not the point, because even if they are slumming it on creativity, at least they know what to aim for! innovative or copy-cat, either ways, THEY GOT HIM RIGHT,
        that’s gotta count for something, if they can rip him off well, maybe they’ll learn how to make new moments from scratch in the future,

        Case in point, ANH is a direct rip-off of Kurosawa’s Hidden Castle,
        but yah know what?
        Once Lucas got the ripping-off down, he then shifted to new things.
        TESB is not directly ripping off anything.
        Just because this scene isn’t original doesn’t mean future scenes won’t be,
        they’re starting with what they KNOW, which is smart.

        Also I’m a [late] 90’s kid, and only really watched the movies with my brothers on a worn-out CD that didn’t work all the way through, if you’re gonna accuse me of shit, at least do me the courtesy of cyber-stalking me first.

  • June 18, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Rebels embodies what is great about the OT. Adventure, action, and a compelling story that elaborates on the struggles of living under an oppressive regime. Everyone is hating on how small and insignificant this band of Rebels may seem to be, but the fact is, the rebellion as we know it does not yet exist. It was Esra’s message that is the spark on the tender box that will become the freedom fighters that we know and love. Unfortunately this is kind of like watching Titanic, this show can not have a happy ending. Bring it on.

    • June 19, 2015 at 3:05 am

      I stopped believing in your comment at the mention of “compelling stories.” Give me a break. As for the whole fighting starting with Ezra’s message, that sounds like a big ripoff of the Hunger Games… and because Organa/Alderaan came to the rescue in the end of Season 1, you can bet there was a whole lot of fighting already being done in other “cells.” around the galaxy. Personally, I want to see Organa’s side of the rebellion, not this watered down kid-friendly crap. It’s sad when so many OT fans praise this stuff and not the prequels, only because it shares so many visual motifs as the OT.

  • June 18, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    Cool! This season looks way better

  • June 18, 2015 at 9:07 pm


    • June 18, 2015 at 10:54 pm

      That’s not nice to say about his dead mom

  • June 20, 2015 at 7:50 am

    Compared with latear season of Clone Wars, CG animation is not good enough. Budgetary reason ?
    I can not believe this coming from Disney

    • June 20, 2015 at 10:38 am

      I’m excited by the new season and storywise I think it will rock. Nonetheless I have to recognize I was expecting a quality increase like it happened with every season of TCW, and I can’t see the difference in this case.

      In the other hand, in a cold, business analysis, I think this series has lower budget but more success. Because let’s face it, inconditionals of TCW (me included) were not numerous.

  • June 20, 2015 at 9:29 am

    With all these clips I feel like I’ve watched the premiere episode already.

  • June 20, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    Last season, so many guest were introduced.
    Droids, Obi one,Tarkin, Ashoka, Lando, Yoda.
    On top of that , we have now Vader. Dont you think this show rely on the guest from OT too heavily ?
    So many guest make us feel SW universe smaller.

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