STAR WARS REBELS: Meet Our Main Character, 'Ezra Bridger'

We got a look at this young fella in LEGO form earlier on, but now we get to see how he'll appear in the upcoming Star Wars Rebels animated series, and find out all about the "charismatic teenage con artist". Click on for a couple of images and a vid.

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By Mark "RorMachine" Cassidy - 2/14/2014





It seems young Ezra is destined to become a Jedi. Here's what exec producer Dave Filoni had to say to TV Guide about this new character, who certainly sounds like he's set to be the principal protagonist in the show.

“To survive, instinctively every now and then when he’s in a jam he uses the Force. He doesn’t call it that. He doesn’t know that’s what he’s doing. He thinks he’s got some abilities that are a little strange every now and then, but they help him out. It’s instinctive, it’s reactionary. With Ezra we see how a kid is reacting to this imperial rule. That becomes a big question: What is imperial rule like? We’ve seen it in the movies with a big rebellion that ends up blowing up the Death Star, but do we just assume that when the Empire took over in Revenge of the Sith it was seen as a bad thing? I would challenge that. It wasn’t this terrible thing that came in and was cruel to everyone all at once. It was slow to build its power base and spread out, and then we get to see the rebel alliance it affects, and the repercussions of that tyranny.”


For more, including a video, click the link below.
Source: TV Guide
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dcnoob122 - 2/14/2014, 11:40 AM
looks okay, but not a fan of the animation
ezio619 - 2/14/2014, 11:43 AM
i am very excited for this show,everything i hear about it sounds great imo,it looks very good
Tevii - 2/14/2014, 11:52 AM
dcnoob - you've seen a trailer or something? or are you talking about the style and not animation?
TheClemster - 2/14/2014, 11:53 AM
there is inspiration from concept,old and new stuff there


we shall see
gaikinger - 2/14/2014, 11:57 AM
I too am excited about this show in finally pulling away from the new failed trilogy genre and reengaging the old....like those Tie Fighters!
Gmoney84 - 2/14/2014, 12:01 PM
The shot of him at the top screams original trilogy to me...and that's awesome.
SuperCat - 2/14/2014, 12:05 PM
That's a cool azz name.
ezio619 - 2/14/2014, 12:07 PM
Supercat-Kanan Jarrus..thats the name i like
dcnoob122 - 2/14/2014, 12:09 PM
@tevii I guess the style
TheClemster - 2/14/2014, 12:15 PM
@ Gusto

LOL
beto - 2/14/2014, 12:19 PM
Teenager eh?... Destined to become a jedi eh?... I see that character appearing on Episode VII
beto - 2/14/2014, 12:22 PM
I heard they're still working on their model for the guest appearance of Gusto

AstonishingArachnid - 2/14/2014, 12:31 PM
@Gusto It's premiering in Fall of this year, no exact date has been given.
TheClemster - 2/14/2014, 12:33 PM
@ Beto

That's the final work you have there

His black lifeless eyes are perfectly represented there
TheClemster - 2/14/2014, 12:34 PM
Well done AstonishingArachnid you just saved a kitten

Or is it too late???
TheClemster - 2/14/2014, 12:35 PM
Gusto's spawn took care of it
darklighter1 - 2/14/2014, 12:52 PM
September 19th at 7:30PM Eastern 8:30 Mountain on DisneyXD Channel. The first trailer will be attached to the March 7th release of Clone Wars on Netflix.
Wolf38 - 2/14/2014, 12:52 PM
Cool visuals.

In all seriousness, I am concerned about undermining the basis of the original films. Not to be a curmudgeon but in the classic trilogy, the picture painted is one where the Jedi are wiped out. Now, I know that there are always force-sensitive individuals, and that this show is set well before A New Hope, but if this Ezra fellow becomes a Jedi and then hangs around for the new Episode 7-type films, it will be a cop-out IMO.

I would say that there does not always need to be Jedi and force-sensitivity to make for good Star Wars stories (see the Han Solo Trilogy), but I realize that that for marketing purposes, they want to have that in the mix.
SuperCat - 2/14/2014, 12:53 PM
Lol @ ezio

That's a cool name too!
HelaGood - 2/14/2014, 1:02 PM
seems like a dick to me
Dmon - 2/14/2014, 1:05 PM
Rather see a show that took place during the Old Republic.
Maia87 - 2/14/2014, 1:14 PM
Dafuq.

ndwwrestler2 - 2/14/2014, 2:29 PM
He's basically Young Han Solo, if he had force sensitivity as a kid.
PeterParker1991 - 2/14/2014, 3:58 PM
Not sure what to think yet. Still wish this series was set after the saga..
damntree - 2/14/2014, 5:40 PM
Looks gay.

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