Disney's animated series, which makes a trip to San Diego's Comic-Con on Thursday, hits TV screens in October.
An extension of the one-minute teaser released on May 4 (May the Fourth), the new trailer sets up the conflict that kicks off the upcoming animated series to fuller effect. Obi-Wan Kenobi breaks the news that the Republic and the Jedi have fallen, forcing a group of unlikely heroes to stand up:
Star Wars Rebels takes place between Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV -- A New Hope, which spans about two decades. The animated series is set "in a time where the Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking shape."
Star Wars Rebels will premiere in the fall as a one-hour special on Disney Channel before debuting as a series on sister channel Disney XD worldwide. Freddie Prinze Jr., Taylor Gray, Steve Blum, Tiya Sircar, Vanessa Marshall, Jason Isaacs, David Oyelowo and Billy Dee Williams are the voice stars.
Disney will preview Star Wars Rebels at San Diego's Comic-Con with a special screening the evening of July 24 at the Gaslamp Reading Cinemas, as well as a panel session with the creative team and voice stars that day at 6 p.m. in Room 6BCF.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.