The Disney influence is strong in this one. A 7-minute preview of the upcoming Star Wars animated series, Rebels (which will also be the first “new” Star Wars we see since the acquisition), is now online, and it’s kind of what you’d expect from a Disney XD series. Whether that’s good or bad probably depends on how old you are.
That’s not to say it was bad, I’m sure it’s going to be a heck of a lot of fun for the younger crowd. I just hope it’s not indicative of the tone of J.J. Abrams’ Episode VII.
It’s also funny to see that the Star Wars trope of everyone in the galaxy being a terrible shot is still in full effect. In that scene’s entire gunfight, I’m pretty sure the only guy to get hit was shot at point-blank. No wonder this war is taking so long.
Star Wars Rebels will premiere in October 2014 with a one-hour special on the Disney Channel, followed by a regular season on Disney XD.