Last year during the fun at Star Wars Celebration Europe, Lucasfilm Executive Producer Dave Filoni sat down with Andi Guterrez of “The Star Wars Show” for a brief interview before he took to the stage for the big Star Wars Rebels season three reveal. In that brief conversation, Dave made a comment with a fair bit of sincerity and gusto that always stayed with me. With the first day of Celebration out of the way, letting everyone a teensy bit down without the release of a trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Dave came in with a different refreshing point of view about his trailer for Star Wars Rebels.
“We are going to give a lot away (panel), because we want people to tune in….you go to a panel and they hold on like they are not going to show a trailer and they wan’t everyone to go “ohhh”; and then they are like just kidding and show a trailer. Like is that a surprise anymore? Of course, you are going to see a trailer of Star Wars Rebels Season three and a really good one… There is probably someone in programming who is saying “Why would Filoni be giving that away?” Because it’s not a giveaway. It would be a major disappointment if we didn’t, right? So, I mean common, let’s show it”.
In grand fashion, Dave Filoni and the talented crew at Lucasfilm released another mid-season trailer for Star Wars Rebels. This one is chock full of goodies for the second half of a great season of Star Wars Rebels. The first semester have made significant strides in character development; story arc’s, and a welcoming tie-in’s to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The intensity of this animation show is building like an early M. Night Shyamalan film, minus the trees trying to kill you. The show has firmly hit it’s stride and is delivering well rounded stories and just plain great Star Wars.