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You can watch the first 7 minutes of ‘Star Wars: Rebels’ right now

Can't wait for more 'Star Wars'? Now you don't have to. 


Lisa Granshaw

Internet Culture

Posted on Aug 5, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 8:03 pm CDT

Lucasfilm and Disney went big promoting their new animated series Star Wars Rebels at San Diego Comic-Con last month, sponsoring a number of events and offering a special screening of the first episode. For anyone that couldn’t make it to the convention and has been dying to see more of the series, this is your chance.

A seven-minute preview of the premiere episode aired on Disney XD on Monday night and is now available to watch on YouTube. The clip reveals how the show will open and introduces viewers to many of the main characters. It highlights exactly what fans are looking forward to: a return to the classic, original-trilogy era. This ragtag band of rebels may be facing impossible odds against the Empire, but they still manage to make their mark. Of course it’s always good to see the old-style stormtroopers with their terrible aim again too. From what we saw of the rest of the episode at the exclusive screening in San Diego, fans should have a lot of hope for Star Wars: Rebels.

Image via Tracy Cannobbio/Lucasfilm

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*First Published: Aug 5, 2014, 1:21 pm CDT