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In honor of Star Wars Day, which was yesterday May 4th, Disney released the very first trailer for Star Wars Rebels. The animated series was the first new project since the announcement that the Expanded Universe was being reset.

Set in the time span between Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope, the show will star a small band of heroes, including Sabine, Kanan, Hera, Ezra, Zeb, and Chopper.

This new trailer is the very first preview of Disney’s Star Wars universe. Check it out:

And here’s a shorter version:

It’s too soon to tell is this new series will live up to Star Wars: Clone Wars, but it looks like a fun time. The Empire is in full force here, with Storm Troopers marching the streets. There’s a first of the heroes going up against Imperials; and a secret Jedi pulling out his lightsaber and getting ready to fight. Below’s a synopsis of the show:

Star Wars Rebels continues the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga with all-new exciting, action-packed adventures.   It is a dark time in the galaxy, as the evil Galactic Empire tightens its grip of power from world to world.  As the series begins, Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruling with an iron fist and ruining the lives of its people.  The clever and motley crew of the starship Ghost is amongst a select few who are brave enough to stand against the Empire. Together, this ragtag group will face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries, embark on thrilling adventures and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion.

The show is scheduled to premiere in the fall as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel, it will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world. Check out some images below:

What do you think of the trailers?

[via /Film]