16. January 2014 15:14
Entertainment Weekly showed a preview of new Star Wars Rebels animated Series in last weeks 2014 Preview Issue:
A New Hope for fans of the Original Trilogy
These are the stormtroopers you're looking for. Disney XD's animated series, the newest entry in the Star Wars saga, takes fans back to the 1977 film that started it all. Rebels will embrace the more grounded look and feel of the saga's first film for a Rebel Alliance origin story that's set between Episodes III and IV. Exec producer Simon Kinberg even mined original-trilogy artist Ralph McQuarrie's previously unused concept art for aliens, planets, and vehicles to help populate the show. "We wanted to have that hand-made quality of the original films," he says. Expect a mix of familiar characters and new ones—such as the Inquisitor (pictured above), a villain who's tasked with killing the remaining Jedi. Says Kinberg, "He's able to tap into people's emotional weaknesses as much as their physical weaknesses." Impressive! Most impressive...
By James Hibberd
[Source: Entertainment Weekly 1/17/2014, Issue 1294, p40. Copyright © 2014 Entertainment Weekly Inc. All rights reserved.]