Star Wars: Rebels Blu-Ray Clip Explores Battle Between Ahsoka and Darth Vader.

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IGN has revealed an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from the all-new Star Wars: Rebels: Season 2 Blu-ray, that deals with the creation of the Vader vs. Ahsoka sequence. Read on for more details!



The premiere of Star Wars: Rebels season three is just around the corner and fans can’t wait to find out what happens next. In the meantime, fans can catch the new release of Star Wars: Rebels Season Two as it arrives on Blu-ray and DVD on August 30, 2016.


In Season 2, a much darker tone was taken throughout a majority of the episodes that ended with a climatic lightsaber duel that had fans on the edge of their seats.


In an exclusive IGN video, Star Wars: Rebels co-creator/executive producer Dave Filoni talks about what it was like designing this incredible season finale, “Twilight of the Apprentice,”  duel between Ahsoka Tano and Darth Vader.


Check out the clip below!




Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season Two

Bonus features on the Blu-ray and DVD sets:
•Connecting the Galaxy: Rebels Season Two – Uncover hidden references, Easter eggs, and connections to the Star Wars universe found throughout the season.
•Rebels Recon – Blast off with 20 fun, fast-paced episode recons, featuring behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with cast and crew, and more!
•From Apprentice to Adversary: Vader vs. Ahsoka (Exclusive to Blu-ray) – Executive Producer Dave Filoni reflects on the climactic ending of the season, when Ahsoka Tano finally confronts Darth Vader in a long-awaited, fierce and epic lightsaber battle.

The Blu-ray set consists of 3 discs, while the DVD set has 4 discs. Languages and subtitles are also provided in English, French, German, and Spanish. Not including bonus content, the whole set has a total run time of 485 minutes. That’s over 8 hours, if you’re prepared to binge-watch the entire season.


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16 thoughts on “Star Wars: Rebels Blu-Ray Clip Explores Battle Between Ahsoka and Darth Vader.

  • August 27, 2016 at 2:34 am

    I have this blu ray set pre-ordered through Amazon and I am thrilled to dig into the episodes again. The special features appear robust enough, but I certainly miss those long Clone Wars bonus features.

  • August 27, 2016 at 5:00 am

    Just as long Disney just starts giving these releases lossless audio for once, rather than out-of-date ones.

  • August 27, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    I really wish they could have made that Ahsoka/Vader duel clearer in the outcome. Did she live or die? The really frustrating part is that we’re probably not going to find out in season 3, as neither character is expected to make a re-appearance.

    • August 28, 2016 at 2:13 am

      The whole thing with Rebels makes me pause. I’ve watched this cartoon since day one, and i truthfully really enjoy it. I am certainly entertained. (I suppose that is the point) I do, however worry that as the writers strive to create compelling stories and characters with depth we are losing out on the value of the films. Pablo regularly refers to the films as having the most weight when it comes to canon… So why do I feel like this cartoon is taking away from the strength that our characters had in the films??? It’s cause we want to see Asoka battle her old master, I mean I loved it….. but none of it seems to fit with who Vader was in ANH…as we start to love these Rebels more and more and wonder where are they in Rogue One? Where are they in ANH? Why doesn’t Vader ever mention Asoka in ANH? I dunno… probably not a big deal. I’m always the guy who is super excited that there is more brand new Star Wars content in a few weeks…. I guess I am ready to move on from the time between PT and OT… Chuck Wendigs Life Debt would have been a great movie or cartoon?!?!?

      • August 28, 2016 at 3:43 am

        Like you, I’m really enjoying Rebels. But some of the stuff that you mentioned just doesn’t bother me. I don’t mind not seeing Rebels characters in Rogue One or ANH. Perhaps they’re dead. Perhaps they’re off somewhere else doing what they do. Galaxies are absolutely enormous places. They could be anywhere. And I don’t see any reason why Vader would have mentioned Ashoka. If you consider that the events that occur during the OT cover about three years of time, we’re getting to glimpse roughly 6 hours of that time. For all we know, Vader has mentioned Ashoka several times off camera.

          • August 28, 2016 at 6:37 pm

            It’s okay. But I just don’t think it’s necessary to address every single inconsistency with some sort of in-universe explanation. Vader fought the way he did in ANH because the movie was filmed 40 years ago and…well…that’s just how it was filmed. Decades later we have Vader fighting with quite a bit more energy in other movies, animated shows, etc. But whatever. I just never found it all that compelling to chase down and explain every couple of dots that don’t seem to quite connect.

          • August 28, 2016 at 8:02 pm

            god point. You have talked me off of the cliff! 🙂

          • August 28, 2016 at 8:34 pm

            I’ve always seen his fight against Obi-wan as two old masters testing each other first, so instead of full on combat you end up with a few thrusts and parries. Though I wouldn’t mind seeing Vader being in that shuttle that blows up and then being treated in the Bacta tank.

      • August 28, 2016 at 4:29 am

        Everything has equal weight now, that’s what the new canon signifies. The movies win out over things like the novelization or something.

        I don’t see how Ashoka fighting Vader doesn’t fit with ANH.

        Where are these characters? Well, we haven’t seen the end of the story yet, so hold that question until later.

        • August 28, 2016 at 1:12 pm

          All good points. I read this tweet from Pablo two days ago and went…um…huh?

          • August 28, 2016 at 5:11 pm

            Right, the movies will trump the book versions of the movies, but Rebels and the movies are now equal weight.

            The books are adapted from the scripts so there are bound to be changes.

      • August 28, 2016 at 6:01 am

        I know Rebels is canon but in my mind I treat it as a unique fantasy setting within Star Wars. I assume this will work for me until an element of the show creeps into a movie.

      • August 28, 2016 at 6:31 pm

        Why would Vader mention Ahsoka in ANH? He’s trying to forget her anyway.

  • August 29, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    I supose that Spanish audio and subtitles are Latin Spanish, not Castilian Spanish. Can anybody confirm/deny it?

  • August 29, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    This was an incredible season. Looking forward to diving into these special features. Season 2 was an achievement and a benchmark for the Lucasfilm Animation team, season three can only improve.

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