Hello again lovers of the galaxy far far away!
Below is the preview for the first official episode of season two of Star Wars: Rebels. If the second seasons opening hour length movie The Siege of Lothal was any indication of the type of action and story we’ll be getting with the rest of the season I’ll be like a kid on the edge of my seat… again.
The preview below doesn’t show a tremendous amount. We see some of our Rebels crew: Sabine, Ezra, Kanan and Zeb. They’re traveling on an AT-TE (All Terrain Tactical Enforcer) with a modified deck with railing that almost looks like it was pulled off of the Orca sharking ship old man Quint had from Steve Spielberg’s Jaws. It even has Zeb playing Dreyfus’ character Hooper as the bait with a spear.
Maybe this wasn’t done intentionally. Maybe… then again Dave Filoni has shows us with the Clone Wars animated show that he loves to pay homages to the genres and filmakers that inspired him. Hence we have a 1950’s styled Zillo beast in season two of the Clone Wars complete with small (GAR) army vehicles to kick around like Godzilla did.
This kind of thing has happened before even purposefully to show viewers what Dave was paying homage to just as the Seven Samurai homage to Akira Kurosawa in Clone Wars season two as well.
Let’s hope more awesomeness like this is to come… ~Matt