Yesterday Lucasfilm announced that the Blu-ray and DVD release of Star Wars Rebels: The Complete Season Two will take place on August 30th. In addition to all of the season’s episode, the release will include several exciting extras. Most intriguing is a featurette with Dave Filoni discussing the climactic showdown between Darth Vader and Ahsoka Tano.
We’re big fans of Rebels here at FANgirl, so needless to say the chance to watch the episodes repeatedly in high-definition is much anticipated. Last month Fangirls Going Rogue organized a live-watch, live-tweet of the Mortis arc from The Clone Wars, which has major symbolic meaning in light of the Rebels Season Two finale. Check the hashtag #MortisArcLive for all the fun. Keep an eye out for the next event, which will feature the Onderon arc from The Clone Wars. Soon, though, we’ll have to work in some Rebels, too.
— Fangirls Going Rogue (@FGGoingRogue) June 23, 2016
Here are the key points from the press release from Lucasfilm:
The Epic Battle to Defeat the Evil Empire Continues in
Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season Two!
Available in Your Galaxy on
Blu-ray™ and DVD August 30, 2016
BURBANK, California, June 17, 2016 –– Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season Two delivers all 22 action-packed episodes of the hit CG animated series’ second season, plus exclusive, never-before-seen bonus material on DVD and even more exclusive footage on Blu-ray! Available August 30, this thrilling continuation of the Star Wars Rebels saga depicts the continued efforts of the crew of the starship Ghost to defeat the evil Empire.
Amid growing Imperial oppression on Lothal, the rebels are forced to seek out new allies throughout the galaxy and additional resources to sustain their fight against the Empire. With the help of Ahsoka Tano, the crew of the Ghost bands together with a secret rebel cell and ex-soldiers from the Clone Wars to join a fledgling alliance determined to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy.
As Ezra continues his journey to become a Jedi under Kanan’s guidance, the threat of the dark side looms large over the fate of the growing rebellion. Darth Vader himself will dispatch new Inquisitors to snuff any spark of resistance, setting the stage for a climactic showdown in which past lives will be revealed, terrible truths will be discovered, and the lives of our heroes will be changed forever.
Star Wars Rebels was created by Dave Filoni (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars”), Simon Kinberg (“X-Men: Days of Future Past,” “Sherlock Holmes”), and Carrie Beck. The Lucasfilm Animation production is also executive-produced by Filoni and Kinberg.
Featuring the voices of Freddie Prinze Jr. (“I Know What You Did Last Summer”) as Kanan, Vanessa Marshall (TV’s “Young Justice”) as Hera, Steve Blum (“The Boxtrolls”) as Zeb, Tiya Sircar (“The Internship”) as Sabine, Taylor Gray (TV’s “Bucket and Skinner’s Epic Adventures”) as Ezra, Ashley Eckstein (Her Universe apparel) as Ahsoka Tano, Dee Bradley Baker (“American Dad,” “Phineas and Ferb”) as Captain Rex and all the clones, David Oyelowo (“Selma” and “The Butler”) as Agent Kallus and Sarah Michelle Gellar (“The Crazy Ones,” “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”) as the Seventh Sister Inquisitor.
- From Apprentice to Adversary: Vader vs. Ahsoka (Exclusive to Blu-ray) – Executive Producer Dave Filoni reflects on the climactic ending of the season, when Ahsoka Tano finally confronts Darth Vader in a long-awaited, fierce and epic lightsaber battle.
- All DVD Bonus (see below)
- Connecting the Galaxy: Rebels Season Two – Uncover hidden references, easter eggs and connections to the Star Wars universe found throughout the season.
- Rebel Recons – Blast off with 20 fun, fast-paced episode recons, featuring behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with cast and crew, and more!
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