Star Wars Rebels to Launch This Summer with Disney Channel Movie

Following this morning’s Imperial propaganda posters, the shroud of mystery surrounding Disney’s plans for “Star Wars Rebels” is slowly being pulled back. Jedi News managed to get their hands on a company shareholder letter that reveals that the series is targeted to launch this summer with a Disney Channel movie.

“[W]e¬íre introducing ‘Star Wars Rebels’ to television audiences this summer with a movie and a series of shorts on Disney Channel,” the letter reads, “followed by a continuing series on Disney XD.”

“Star Wars Rebels” is set between the events of "Episode III" and "IV" — an era spanning almost two decades never-before explored on-screen. It takes place 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.

The show will be produced by Lucasfilm Animation, featuring many of the key talents that made “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.” The full series is expected to debut this fall.

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