Full trailer for Star Wars Rebels: watch now

Star Wars Rebels has released a full trailer, rather fittingly on May the 4th - the unofficial Star Wars day (‘May the 4th be with you!’, geddit?)

Set between the events of movies Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope , the animated series has plenty of gaps fill. The 60-second trailer manages to cram in a fair bit of action, and (briefly) introduces some of the new characters.

With the unmistakeable theme music, lightsaber sound effects and familiar ships and Stormtroopers, it looks set to be a veritable nostalgia-fest for SW fans. There’s also a character with a very Boba Fett-esque helmet to look out for…

Watch the full Star Wars Rebels trailer below:

While this might not have been the biggest Star Wars news this week , it’ll act as a nice appetiser for hungry fans.

Star Wars Rebels airs on Disney XD in autumn 2014.

If you’re in the mood for more Star Wars , check out our video series in which Hollywood A-listers talk Episode VII :

Matt Maytum
Deputy Editor, Total Film

I'm the Deputy Editor at Total Film magazine, looking after the long-form features there, and generally obsessing over all things Nolan, Kubrick and Pixar. Over the past decade I've worked in various roles for TF online and in print, including at GamesRadar+, and you can often hear me nattering on the Inside Total Film podcast. Bucket-list-ticking career highlights have included reporting from the set of Tenet and Avengers: Infinity War, as well as covering Comic-Con, TIFF and the Sundance Film Festival.