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This Saturday, October 12, 2013 at New York Comic Con, Lucasfilm will be holding a panel about the new animated show Star Wars Rebels. “The Star Wars Rebels: The Might of the Empire” panel will take place from 2:45 to 3:45 pm on Empire Stage 1-E.
Today the official Star Wars Twitter account had some interesting tweets about what we may see at the panel which will be hosted by Pablo Hidalgo. From the sounds of it the Empire’s Commission for the Preservation of the New Order (COMPNOR) is going to be busy
— Star Wars (@starwars) October 9, 2013
— Star Wars (@starwars) October 8, 2013
At Star Wars Celebration Europe II in Essen, Germany (and at Disney’s D23 convention) this past summer they gave away Rebels pins with a symbol associated with the Ghost on them. The pin included a secret URL to get a schematic of the Ghost. I would expect something similar at New York Comic Con.
Description of the Panel from NYCC’s Website:
What happens when the Galactic Empire takes over a planet? What if Imperials took interest in your world, and garrisoned stormtroopers and TIE fighters to maintain order? Star Wars Rebels, the thrilling, all-new animated television series from Lucasfilm for Disney XD will ask those questions – and so will this panel hosted by Lucasfilm’s resident Star Wars expert, Pablo Hidalgo.
Details on the show are closely guarded, but fans at NYCC will get a first look at new art from the series, and learn new information about the formidable forces of the Galactic Empire. Star Wars Rebels is set between Episodes III and IV, and it is a dark time in the galaxy. In the spirit of the original trilogy, the Empire is once again the preeminent villain of the saga, and Star Wars Rebels puts the awesome might of Imperial forces in the spotlight.
Luckily, there are those who are brave and daring enough to stand up against the oppressive Imperial might: the crew of the starship Ghost. Star Wars Rebels follows their adventures as they carry out thrilling missions against these dark forces.
The series is still a year away, so don’t miss this chance to get an early look at its development.
Stay tuned to this site as well as the Rebels Report podcast for all the news and rumors that escape the Empire’s clutches. Don’t worry we can translate the Empire’s Newspeak into basic.