Saturday, September 2, 2017

Fan Expo: 'Star Wars Rebels' Season Four Panel Recap

By: Dominic Jones

Today was a big day for Star Wars Rebels at Fan Expo Canada in Toronto!  Executive Producer Dave Filoni and stars Vanessa Marshal (Hera Syndulla) and Taylor Gray (Ezra Bridger) took the stage to preview the fourth and final season of the animated series and screen the first episode for fans in attendance.  During the panel itself, the big news was the debut of a new trailer and the announcement that the season would premiere on October 16th, but there were many other smaller tibits that Filoni, Marshall, and Gray shared with the fans in Toronto about season four, the production of the show, and more.  I was at the panel and live tweeted what went down.  You can read about what I saw below,

In case you haven't seen it yet, here's the new trailer that debuted at Fan Expo,

After the trailer was shown, Filoni, Marshall, and Gray received a standing ovation from the crowd in Toronto.  They proceeded to announce that the season would premiere on October 16th on Disney XD. Then, as a special treat for the fans in attendance, the two part season premiere, "Heroes of Mandalore," was screened.  The first part of "Heroes of Mandalore" had previously been shown at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando back in April, but the second episode wasn't ready at the time.  Both episodes are now finished and look great!

I'll have more to say about the Rebels season four premiere later this weekend when I write up my full, spoiler free review.  For now, I'll just say this: "Heroes of Mandalore" may be the best Star Wars Rebels season premiere (and that includes "Spark of Rebellion").  It features a perfect mix of classic Star Wars action and emotional character moments.  It will make you laugh, cheer, and cry.  The audience in Toronto loved it, with many moments of cheering and applause (and another standing ovation when the episode finished).

Big thanks to Dave Filoni, Taylor Gray, Vanessa Marshall, and everyone at Lucasfilm and Fan Expo who made this panel happen.  Hopefully this is just the first of many Star Wars preview panels at Fan Expo!

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