The official Star Wars site has revealed some concept art for the forthcoming animated TV series Star Wars: Rebels. The news was announced at the Star Wars Celebration event in Germany over the weekend, the second such fan convention to take place in Europe. Composer John Williams has also been confirmed to score the highly anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII.
For Star Wars Rebels, fans were given their first look at the Ghost, which will be the main character’s ship and play a big part in the series, as well as a computer rendering of a very McQuarrie-esque Stormtrooper, the interior of a Star Destroyer, and more. The show’s logo, a minimalist yet powerful design, is notable for its orange and black color scheme, which recalls the flight suit colors of Rebel pilots in the original Star Wars trilogy.
The series is set between the events of Episode III and IV — an era spanning almost two decades never-before explored on-screen. It takes place in a time where the Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking shape.
Another bit of exciting news was that legendary composer John Williams will be returning to score Star Wars: Episode VII. This will certainly give the film, directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Kathleen Kennedy, a sense of continuity with the other films in the Star Wars saga. Below is a video of Williams talking about the process of scoring the films.