Tomorrow marks two weeks until Comic-Con International: San Diego 2014‘s Preview Night, and that means two weeks until we start getting the official schedule. Thursday we’ll get the Thursday schedule, Friday the Friday schedule, etc. Saturday is generally the “biggest names” day (last year’s Saturday Hall H lineup included the entire cast of X-Men Days of Future Past).
While we wait for the official schedule release, production companies are making their own announcements, and today’s includes information about Star Wars Rebels‘ Comic-Con presence. Star Wars has always had a presence at the Con, from Clone Wars to the “stormtrooper” who was already chafing at 8am, poor guy. While we’re thrilled about Rebels, what we want to know, what we need to know, is what about Star Wars: Episode VII?
It’s a pretty safe bet that, if Episode VII is coming for a panel, that panel will take place on Saturday of the Con. One thing’s for sure, though: if Episode VII is coming to Comic-Con, all the recent warnings from the powers that be, that there will be no camping out for panels until setup is complete on Tuesday the 22nd, will be for naught.
The Heroes of Star Wars Rebels at San Diego Comic-Con!
The Empire. The Rebellion. The Beginning. STAR WARS REBELS, Lucasfilm’s highly anticipated animated series detailing the start of the fight against the evil Empire, is coming this fall – but fans can get a big sneak peek at San Diego Comic-Con.
Lucasfilm’s special panel, The Heroes of Star Wars Rebels (Thursday, 7/24/14, 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Room: 6BCF), will feature executive producer Dave Filoni, as well as the first panel appearance by executive producer Simon Kinberg and stars Freddie Prinze, Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Steve Blum, Tiya Sircar, and Taylor Gray. They’ll discuss making the show and will debut several exclusive reveals from the upcoming series for fans in attendance.
Star Wars Rebels continues the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga with all-new exciting, action-packed adventures. It is a dark time in the galaxy, as the evil Galactic Empire tightens its grip of power from world to world. As the series begins, Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruling with an iron fist and ruining the lives of its people. The clever and motley crew of the starship Ghost is amongst a select few who are brave enough to stand against the Empire. Together, this ragtag group will face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries, embark on thrilling adventures and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion.
Scheduled to premiere in the fall as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel, it will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world.
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