We’ve got some big plot details from the first two-part episode of Star Wars: Rebels, thanks to a leak reported by our friends over at MakingStarWars.net. Needless to say, this post will spoil the major plot points from the premier of Rebels. I’ll only be touching on a few of these (you can read the full report here) but still, proceed with caution!
Ezra comes upon a cool score, blasters, ammo, and supplies when he finds The Rebels destroying and stealing the crates.
- Zeb offers Ezra a ride away from the explosions as Imperials show up.
Zeb locks Ezra in a storeroom when he gets aboard their ship after they give him a ride away from the munitions destruction.
It looks like we’re going to see that cantankerous relationship between Ezra and Zeb right from the get-go. I’m looking forward to some playful banter akin to Luke, Han and Leia in A New Hope.
[Ezra is] almost called by something…that’s when he discovers the Holocron and Kanan’s lightsaber. Kanan catches him, takes the saber, but Ezra pockets the Holocron.
- While in holding, Ezra activates the Holocron. Ezra stares at it and it unfolds as if it understood his silent command and a recording begins to play. Ezra is confused by a mysterious man named Obi-Wan Kenobi telling him to “Trust in the Force.”
Obi-Wan explains that the Emperor is actually a Sith Lord who betrayed the Jedi and destroyed the Republic.
There was speculation that Obi-Wan would be in Rebels ever since Hasbro leaked a character listing for action figures about a month ago. At least for now, it looks like we’ll only be getting old Ben in hologram form.
It’s also interesting to note the pacing of the show. From this report, it seems as though Ezra’s version of the hero’s journey gets started right away. The creators of the show have been very vocal in their comparisons between the tone and pacing of the original films and Rebels. This type of fast and furious storytelling seems to be right in line with that.
The rebels trade the stolen blasters they didn’t blow up to Vizago. Vizago then gives them the flight plan of the ship transporting enslaved Wookiees. The Rebels dock with the Imperials and try and pass Zeb off as a rare hairless Wookiee!
Ezra is told to stay on the ship with Hera. But he gets a cold shiver down his spine while the the others go on the mission…it was a trap, Vizago sold them out to the Empire!
This sounds like pure Star Wars to me. Danger and fun, all in one!
Agent Kallus is of the Imperial Security Bureau.
The ISB are the nastiest Imperials around, even other Imperials fear them.
We’ve seen a couple of shots of Agent Kallus from the trailers but still no word on who is voicing the character or really what his role is. Sounds like he’s a pretty bad guy. Also, this ISB seems to be a driving force behind the real atrocities of the Empire, not unlike the Nazi Secret Police.
The Wookiees have all been shipped off to the Spice Mines of Kessel.
- They go to the Wookiee camp to save the Wookiees on Kessel, Spice Mine K77 to be exact.
The Empire is not expecting the Rebels on Kessel. The stuff we saw of Kanan in the trailers with his saber is on Kessel.
Looks as though C-3PO’s almost throwaway line about the spice mines of Kessel from A New Hope is finally being explored on screen! Anyone who thought Rebels would mark an somewhat kiddy departure from its darker animated cousin The Clone Wars, should be proven wrong. This show is going to be dealing with some dark concepts of its own including slavery and, obviously, rebellion.
Star Wars: Rebels premiers in October, with a special two-part episode on Disney Channel, followed by weekly episodes on Disney XD.