‘Star Wars Rebels’ Full Trailer Released on ‘Star Wars’ Day [Video]

“Star Wars” new producer decided to tempt the movie fans with an official trailer to “Star Wars Rebels”.

Star Wars” fans have used a pun (“May the 4th be with you”) to create an unofficial “Star Wars” holiday and Disney, which now owns the franchise, has clearly embraced the rallying cry, giving a fans something to hold them over before J.J. Abrams’ “Episode VII” bows in 2015.

The company has unveiled to public the full trailer for the upcoming animated Star Wars TV series “Star Wars Rebels,” which follows the starship Ghost as they fight back against the Empire after Imperial forces take over a remote planet.

The plot of the highly expeted series takes place in between “Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith” and “Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope.”

“In a time of darkness, when fear ruled the galaxy, heroes will rise, destinies will collide and a rebellion will ignite,” reads the trailer.

“The trailer shows some Rebels vs. Empire action, the unique animation and sets the tone for the dark time in the galaxy. It will air on the Disney Channel Sunday during the premiere of “Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles,” Variety describes the video.

The series is one of the projects stemming from Disney’s 2012 acquisition of Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion. “Episode VII,” for which the cast was announced on Tuesday, is set for Dec. 18, 2015.

The latest trilogy of Star Wars films will arrive in 2015, 2017 and 2019, Disney chairman Alan Horn has revealed.

“I don’t have details or specifics about the films themselves,” he said, disclosing that the film scripts are “becoming more real”.

He added: “We’re not saying how many [films are being planned] although I did mention two creators [Kasdan and Simon Kinberg].”

The plan is to release a standalone spinoff the following year — probably one of the projects focusing on Boba Fett or Young Han Solo — and alternate between numerals and spinoffs from there.

Beloved characters such as Yoda, Han and Boba Fett have all been tipped to receive their own standalone movies.

The films are rumoured to be set within the timeline of the original 1977-83 Star Wars trilogy, allowing space for the return of deceased villains such as Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine.

Last month it was revealed that Disney J.J. Abrams, who directs the new “Star Wars” movie and the Lucasfilm team have finally announced the full cast of the forthcoming film.

J.J. Abrams said at the time, “We are so excited to finally share the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new performers come together to bring this world to life, once again. We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud.”

It has been confirmed that the stars of the original trilogy, those are Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker, will  be joining forces with some newcomers in a sequel, reportedly set 30 years after the events of the 1983 blockbuster “Return of the Jedi”.

New additions include Andy Serkis, known for his role of Gollum in the “Lord of the Rings” and “Hobbit’ trilogies, who will no doubt be bringing his skills as both a motion capture actor and quite possibly a second unit director to the project.

The new cast also boasts another big name of 85-year old Max Von Sydow, the legendary Swedish actor renowned for playing villains such as Emperor Ming the Merciless in “Flash Gordon” — coincidentally enough, the franchise that inspired Lucas to write Star Wars in the first place.

The Star Wars alumni take their places alongside a cast of younger actors, including “Attack the Block’s” John Boyega, “About Time’s” Domhnall Gleeson and Daisy Ridley. Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver, who previously worked together on the Coen brothers’ 60s-set folk drama “Inside Llewyn Davis” are also on the list.

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