Good news Star Wars Rebels fans! IGN is reporting that the second season of the critically acclaimed animated series will be premiering on Saturday, June 20th at 9:00pm on Disney XD! The hour long premiere episode, titled "The Siege Of Lothal", was screened a few weeks ago at Star Wars Celebration Anaheim. With the cast and crew present, Lucasfilm revealed a great deal about the ongoing story, but did not give us a release date. Thankfully we now know when we can expect to see Kanan, Hera, Ezra and all our old favorites return to our TV screens alongside some new but familiar characters, such as Ahsoka Tano, Clone Captain Rex and Darth Vader. This season has been confirmed to have 22 episodes. After the premiere, regular episodes of season two will begin airing in the Fall.
Also, for this Monday, May the 4th, Disney XD will be hosting an awesome Star Wars marathon to celebrate "Star Wars Day" in style, including:
- "Star Wars Rebels: The Ultimate Guide," a half-hour special recapping the entire first season of "Star Wars Rebels" will debut Monday, May 4 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT)
- Marathons of "Star Wars Rebels" season one and "LEGO Star Wars: The New Yoda Chronicles."
- Sneak peek at "LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales," an all-new series of event specials that will premiere on Disney XD this summer.
- Star Wars-inspired episodes of "Phineas and Ferb," "Kickin' It" and "Lab Rats."
As someone who was fortunate enough to see the premiere at Celebration, I must say, season two is going to be amazing! The first episode continues the momentum that began at the end of season one builds on it. The stakes are raised even higher, and the fear for our heroes intensifies as a they face the greatest foe in the Galaxy. Check out the trailer below to get a taste of what's coming on June 20th!
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