Ryan Thomason

Star Wars Rebels Announces Kanan

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We’re hoping Kanan doesn’t take a nerdy girl and try to make her popular.

From the Press Release: Not every guardian of peace and justice was lost to the tragedy of Order 66. Introducing Kanan, a survivor of the Emperor’s Jedi purge and one of the main characters of Star Wars Rebels.

Kanan, voiced by Freddie Prinze, Jr., is a less traditional Force-wielder than fans are used to seeing. He carries a blaster, is a little sarcastic, and keeps his past a secret.

Star Wars Rebels will show Kanan’s journey as he rediscovers himself, just as a rebellion begins to form against the Empire. According to Filoni, “He’s a gunslinger that needs to put the gun away and pick up the sword again, and fight for noble causes and selfless causes.” But what will happen when he chooses to reignite his Jedi weapon, fighting once again for a greater purpose?

The video (See Youtube movie above) closes with a tease of what’s to come: an encounter with the nightmarish Inquisitor, the Empire’s Jedi hunter. Which has our interest. Well, Star Wars fans, are you going to be watching? Hmm?

Star Wars Rebels is scheduled to premiere in fall 2014 as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel and will be followed by a series on Disney XD

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