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'Star Wars Rebels' teaser: You will know the power of the Force

By Curt Wagner, @ShowPatrol

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8:45 PM CDT, October 7, 2013

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"To battle the Empire, a rebel alliance will form, the Jedi will rise, and you will know the power of the Force."

Those are the only words we get in the 15-second teaser for "Star Wars Rebels" that aired during Monday night's "Mighty Meds" premiere on Disney XD. Oh yeah, and "'Star Wars Rebels,' coming to Disney XD in 2014."

The clip shows a Destroyer flying off into space. Honestly, I would like to see more. Maybe Lucasfilm will unveil a longer promo at New York Comic-Con this weekend.

"Star Wars Rebels" takes place between "Episode III" and "Episode IV"  when "the Empire is ... hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking shape," an earlier Lucasfilm release said.

Dave Filoni, who served as supervising director of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," will executive produce the new series. Joining him as executive producers are Greg Weisman ("Young Justice," "The Spectacular Spider-Man," "Gargoyles") and screenwriter/producer Simon Kinberg ("X-Men: First Class," "Sherlock Holmes"), who also will write the premiere episode.

Reactions on the Star Wars YouTube are mixed. What do you think of the teaser?


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