Star Wars Rebels – Season Two Full of Surprises

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The premiere of Star Wars Rebels – Season Two starts tonight on Disney XD (9:30 PM ET/PT).  A recent opportunity to enjoy a press event at the Walt Disney Studio Offices included two upcoming episodes of this new season.

The event started out with a screening of the upcoming episodes where we see Kanan, Ezra and the rest of the group team up with  The clones, Captain Rex and Commanders Gregor and Wolffe.  When Ezra shares they were sent by Ahsoka Tano, The Clones go out of their way to help the team try to secure the future for all.  Season one brought us Ahsoka Tano as an early member of the Rebel Alliance who is putting her skills and knowledge to good use gathering an army that will eventually take down the first Death Star.

In Season Two. Darth Vader will continue to send out new agents to battle against the Rebels which gets more persona.  Season Two also brings back old and new characters with the talented voices of  Freddie Prinze Jr. as Kanan, Vanessa Marshall as Hera, Steve Blum as Zeb, Tiya Sircar as Sabine, Taylor Gray as Ezra, Ashley Eckstein as Ahsoka Tano, Dee Bradley Baker as Captain Rex, Captain Gregor and Commander Wolffe and David Oyelowo as Agent Kallus. Sarah Michelle Gellar stars in Season Two as the new Inquisitor known as the Seventh Sister.

The press conference after the screening allowed us to chat with Dave Filoni (Executive Producer), Freddie Prinze Jr. (“Kanan”), Vanessa Marshall (“Hera”), Ashley Eckstein (“Ahsoka Tano”) and Dee Bradley Baker (“Captain Rex”).

Dave Filoni shared that Season Two will be more about the family and that there will be characters from Clone Wars appearing in Season Two.   Season One was a background for this season which will have higher stakes and more private moments between characters.  Rex and Kenan will have a hard time trusting each other.  Lots of light saber duels will be part of this season as well.   Tano (Ashley Eckstein) will have a bit of a hard time trying to figure out how to move forward as she continues in the role she started in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.  Season Two is all about where they came from.   Vanesssa Marshall (Hera) is excited to be a part of Rebels.  As the pilot she is responsible for the safe delivery of the Ghost crew to their destinations.   My favorite member of the press conference turned out to be the very talented, Dee Bradley Baker, who voices not only Captain Rex and all the clones but also Bossk.  Baker shared that he has voiced more Star Wars characters than all his other characters put together.  His list is long and includes Perry the Platypus from Phineas and Ferb, Slythe in Thundercats and numerous characters in Spongebob Squarepants, Avatar:  The Last Airbeende3r, Legends of the Hidden Temple (Nickelodeon) as well as many favorite video games such as Gears of War 1 & 2, Halo 1 & 2 and feature films such as Space Jam, Happy Feet, G-Force and Astroboy to name a few.

I’m excited to enjoy the new season of Star Wars Rebels with my grandkids and continue a family tradition of passing the love of Star Wars from generation to generation.  Will you be tuning in to Star Wars Rebels Season Two Tonight?

Loretta Garcia, Entertainment Writer for chipandco.com reminds you to set your DVR to catch all the new episodes.


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