In addition to the announcement that John Williams will compose the score for Star Wars: Episode VII, fans who attended Star Wars Celebration Europe got a look at the upcoming animated series, Star Wars Rebels. It will be the first Star Wars animated series after the Disney-Lucasfilm merger, and the designs are meant to echo the designs of Star Wars concept artist Ralph McQuarrie. One of the notable designs was the protagonist’s ship, Ghost. Fans also got to see CG renderings of a stormtrooper, interiors of a star destroyer, and more. As we previously reported, the series will take place during the twenty years between Episode III and Episode IV, and shows “a time where the Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking shape.”
Hit the jump to check out some of the concept art as well as the announcement for the Blu-ray of Star Wars: The Clone Wars Season 5 and another box set for the entire series. Star Wars Rebels will premiere on Disney XD in fall 2014.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars: The Complete Season Five, the final season of the hit series, will release on October 15, 2013, on Blu-ray (2-disc, $59.97 MSRP) and DVD (3-disc, $49.98 MSRP). The collection delivers all 20 episodes, two as director’s cuts never seen on TV, and supplements them with a host of behind the scenes bonus materials, cast and crew interviews, and deleted and alternate scenes, revealing the magic behind the making of the cutting-edge series.
In its Emmy-winning fifth season, the gripping Star Wars story moves closer to the grim events of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and several major players face their destinies as the galaxy plunges into darkness. Planets are rocked by revolution, ancient Jedi secrets are explored, and Ahsoka Tano — the spirited Padawan so central to the series — faces a major crisis that will change her forever.
For those wanting to relive every moment of the epic series from the beginning comes the Star Wars: The Clone Wars Seasons 1-5 Collector’s Edition, also releasing on October 15, 2013, on Blu-ray (14-disc, $149.99 MSRP) and DVD (19-disc, $119.98 MSRP). All previous complete season sets have been collected here for the first time. With unique packaging, the Collector’s Edition also includes a brand new 54-page Art of The Clone Wars booklet that showcases concept art from across all five seasons, with many pieces never before published.