Star Wars Rebels Lightsaber Legacy Featurette and 2 Clips
Star Wars Rebels returns this Monday with the all-new episode Fighter Flight. If you're eagerly awaiting the latest adventures of Disney XD's newest hit animates series, Lucasfilm has launched four videos to tide you over.
First up, Star Wars Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni and CG supervisor Joel Aron discuss how they created lightsabers that match the look of Jedi weapons from Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. As the time period for Star Wars Rebels is close to A New Hope, the show's creators wanted to match the visuals accordingly. For Aron, this was especially important with the look of the lightsaber. Through extensive research, including conversations with original lightsaber creator Roger Christian, Aron figured out how the Jedi weapon was originally created. As a result, Kanan's lighstaber blade closely resembles those found in the original Star Wars, from glow to a slight vibration.
In an interview featurette with Freddie Prinze Jr., the actor discusses playing Kanan, the experience of voice acting, and why the animated series will appeal to Star Wars fans of all ages. He also notes that it's thrilling for him to play the role and that Star Wars Rebels' place in the timeline is exciting for him on a creative level, too.
We also have two new clips. In the first, Hera and Sabine investigate an abandoned base and make a big, deadly discovery. The second clip shows the evil Inquisitor taking on Kanan and Ezra, looking to destroy the two Jedi. A menacing fighter, the Inquisitor seems well-versed in Jedi history and lightsaber technique, and relishes toying with the Force wielders. Check out all the fun and excitement heading to small screens soon!