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. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII.
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.