It looks like Star Wars fans won't have to wait long to see the new animated series Star Wars Rebels. Jedi News got their hands on a company shareholder letter that reveals that the series is scheduled to launch this summer as a Disney Channel movie.
"[W]e’re introducing Star Wars Rebels to television audiences this summer with a movie and a series of shorts on Disney Channel. Followed by a continuing series on Disney XD."
The series looks and sounds like it's going to be incredible, and it's awesome that we won't have to wait that much longer to see it.
Star Wars Rebels is set between the events of Episode III and IV — an era spanning almost two decades never-before explored on-screen. It takes place in a time when 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.
The full series is expected to debut this fall.