Fans who attended Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim last month have already seen the second season premiere of Disney XD’s animated series “Star Wars Rebels,” but everyone else won’t have to wait much longer to see it.
Lucasfilm has announced that the second season will begin airing on June 20th at 9pm ET/PT with a one-hour premiere episode called “The Siege of Lothal.”
We don’t know what kind of trouble Ezra, Kanan and the rest of the Ghost crew will be getting into this time, but we do know that Darth Vader will be a force to be reckoned with (no pun intended) this time for Kanan and his Jedi apprentice. If you haven’t watch the trailer for this season of “Star Wars Rebels” yet, take the time to do that now:
In addition to Darth Vader coming back, complete with James Earl Jones reprising his voice role, Ahsoka Tano (voiced by Ashley Eckstein) from “The Clone Wars” animated series will be involved with the action this season as well. Dee Bradley Baker will also pop up as Captain Rex, not to mention Gregor and Wolffe.
Otherwise, we know that Sarah Michelle Gellar has some kind of recurring role this season as well, which is great for the actress since her husband Freddie Prinze Jr. is the voice of Kanan. It remains to be seen if their two characters will share some screentime together or not.
This season brings us closer to bridging the gap between Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars, and it’ll be interesting to see if any other familiar characters from the original trilogy pop up in animated form. The first season, which is now streaming in full at StarWars.com, included an episode with Lando Calrissian involved, so anything is possible. Dare I hope that Han Solo and Chewbacca pop up at some point?
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