Propaganda Poster and Official Synopsis for STAR WARS: REBELS; Rumored Working Titles for STAR WARS: EPISODE VII

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We’ve got a couple of Star Wars news bits for you this afternoon.  The first up is for the new Star Wars animated series, Star Wars: Rebels.  As we previously reported, Rebels takes place in the twenty years between Episode III and Episode IV and centers on the fledgling rebellion against the Empire as it hunts down the last of the Jedi Knights to secure rule of the galaxy.  You can click here to watch the very brief teaser.  Today at New York Comic-Con, Disney/Lucasfilm revealed a Soviet propaganda-style poster featuring stormtroopers and words written in Aurebesh.  I hope the text reads, “Recruiting Now!  Blaster marksmanship preferable, but not required.”

Hit the jump to read the official synopsis for Star Wars: Rebels as well as some rumored working titles for J.J. AbramsStar Wars: Episode VII.

Via EW:

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Here’s the official synopsis for Star Wars: Rebels via Lucasfilm:

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. But there are a select few who are brave enough to stand up against the endless Stormtroopers and TIE fighters of the Empire: the clever and motley crew of the starship Ghost. Together, this ragtag group will face threatening new villains, have thrilling adventures, and become heroes.

Now it’s on to the silly season as Latino Review is reporting that “Rise of the Jedi” and “Return of the Sith” could be possible titles for Episode VII.  According to LR, these were the titles in George Lucas’ mind when he was working on the script for Episode VII prior to Disney acquiring Lucasfilm.  Disney took ownership of the titles but there’s no guarantee they will use them.

So to sum up: George Lucas may have once spitballed some ideas for a subtitle, and Disney might use those ideas because, hey, anything is possible.  Like I said: the silly season.  It’s also of kind of pointless.  How much can you possibly know about the film by gleaming information from the subtitle?  Without knowing the plot of the movie, does “The Phantom Menace” mean a damn thing? Or “A New Hope”?   They don’t even have verbs.

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  • rawr

    oh great, more clone wars. can we please stop with the same shit.

    • Damonz Lindelof

      Star Wars Episode 7: Revenge of the Lens Flare
      Stars Wars Episode 7: Lost…in Space!
      Star Wars Episode 7: Star Wars into Suck
      Star Wars Episode 7: A New Cash-in

      • Sten

        Will still be better than the kiddy Prequels though. But haters hate and trolls roll…

  • Mitch Anderson

    A new hope actually does make sense. A lot more than phantom menace anyway.

    • MITIOR

      ” The Phantom Menace” made a lot of sense in my opinion.

  • jk

    Please no “Rise,” “Age,” or “Return,” please. These words are worn out for titles.

    • jjlouis

      or legacy

    • Admiral Ackbar

      They are used a lot, but I kinda dig Rise of the Jedi.

    • Bob

      Star Wars Episode 7: Dawn of the Sith

      Now that sounds badass.

      Imagine they go the whole “dark” route I can see it being

      Star Wars Episode 7: A Dark Awakening

    • MITIOR

      or any synonym of them like “Ascending” haha

  • http://Yakface.com/ Jayson Krebsbach

    Text reads: “Be A Part of Tomorrow Today”

  • Damn

    I guess that means no Yuuzhan Vong.
    Most epic novel series in the Star Wars Universe imo. Even better than the Thrawn novels.

    • Adrian

      I disagree with you but I’m sorry you’re not getting your Vong.

  • MITIOR

    So excited for Rebels, Finally we will see how the empire could control so many planets before even having the first Death Star, how the Jedi where completely wiped out. There are people that say destroying the empire was bad because it actually was a system that worked, but now we’ll see why that is far from the truth. The Clone Wars gives me confidence that this new series will be great. If you haven’t seen it, you’re really missing out on something. Stop the Star Wars hate I say.

    • MEY

      Yes-yes. Several parts of The Clone Wars are much better, much more exciting than the films of the new trilogy. And I think there are some episodes that are not for children at all. Seasons four and five are fantastic!

      But… you write that “before even having the first Death Star”…
      The Rebels takes place (starts) 8 years after the events of Revenge of the Sith. Death Star appears at the end of the movie. You think that it is not operational 8 years later? I don’t know. I think they will use it.

      • MITIOR

        I agree, every season the show became much mature and darker, i definitely don’t see 5 year olds watching some of the episodes.
        As for the Death star, it was just being constructed in Episode 3 and in Episode 4 they tried it for the first time destructing Aldeeran, so I’m guessing it took them quite a while to finish that monster.

      • MEY

        Update: Rebels is 14 years after Revenge of the Sith.
        So the final seasons will/can reach the events of A New Hope.

      • MITIOR

        If it does reach the events of a new hope I guess it would be until the stealing of the Death Star plans.. This series looks so promising. The most exciting part is that we will get a not so old Vader as the villain!

      • MEY

        And there is a new villain as well.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NX1uCXVg9ug

      • MITIOR

        Just saw that! it seams to be of the same race as Tion Medon from Revenge of the Sith. I think they will continue the formula of having lesser baddies like Asajj Ventress, I’m ok with it, it has worked before.

  • FrankNBerry

    Star Wars: Episode VII – A Lost Cause

    • ZAR

      Star Wars: Ep. VII – The Merchandise Empire Strikes Back!

      • bigfrog6

        I want my C3POs cereal!

  • Adrian

    I liked the ‘A New Dawn’ idea from a while back.

  • Tyler

    Star Wars: Episode VII – Revenge of the Sequel

  • AFilmGuy

    Star Wars Episode VII: Episode VII: Star Wars: The Episode of Star Wars VII: VII: Star Wars: Sith Versus Jedi…VII: That is Episode VII: Star Wars Episode VII.
    Everyone else was pitching one so I thought I’d try it…

  • jj is an ass

    star wars – episode 7: not needed

    What hideous titles for a not needed film by a hack director, pathetic!

  • webitube

    Star Wars Episode 7 Into Darkness

  • RD

    Star Wars 7: Dark Saber

  • bigfrog6

    Those are horrible titles, Mr. Lucas. How about Star Wars VII: Tea Time! It’s fresh and the use of the exclamation point opens unlimited possibilities of punctuation in future installments.

  • Duke Silver

    Got a couple ideas bare with me here

    Throw The Rock a light sabre and boom ! you got

    Star Wars Episode 7: Brute Force

    Rumors swirl that the lead will be a female character, so how about

    Star Wars Episode 7: A Women’s Touch, of Force

    Or, my personal favorite, Disney decides to be socially conscious and develops the plot around the first gay sith lord.

    Star Wars Episode 7: The Dark Side of Fabulous

    Discuss ….

  • Dev1359

    Are the antagonists seriously going to be the Sith again? Getting really tired of the same threat over and over, really wish they’d come up with something completely new and fresh for once.

    • Nose Picker

      Totally. I bet there’s even gonna be some Jedi too. Lame.

      • Dev1359

        Obviously there’s going to be Jedi seeing as Luke established a new Jedi academy after ROTJ. I don’t know much about the Expanded Universe novels but from what I do know, the writers decided to introduce a new threat in the Yuuzhan Vong due to how repetitive and monotonous the Sith became after being the threat in pretty much every single Star Wars work of fiction. I was hoping to see something similar with this new trilogy.

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  • ArmandoSanchez8233

    Star Wars Episode VII: New Jedi Order

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