'Star Wars Rebels': Final hero revealed plus all the new characters
Here’s the seventh and final major new character for Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels, plus all seven of the new character photos and profile videos in one place for the first time.
First up: Meet Hera, the pilot for the Ghost crew of rebels fighting the Empire. She’s a Twi’lek (having those long head-tail things) and is voiced by actress Vanessa Marshall (The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy). “She is a very strong-minded character,” says Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni, “kind of the heart of the group, keeps everyone together when they would otherwise fall apart.”
“Every time we get a script I’m breathless with anticipation,” Marshall adds, “because I want to see where we’re going too.” Check out Hera’s video intro:
Rebels tells the origin of the Rebel Alliance and is set between Episode III and IV in the Stars Wars timeline; the show premieres on Disney XD later this year. While this concludes the major new characters being introduced for the show’s launch, we suspect there will be some familiar faces popping up in the series, and other new characters being revealed once the show gets underway.
Below are the rest of the previously announced new Star Wars Rebels characters: