SWCA: Star Wars Rebels Season Two Panel Liveblog

Join the cast and creators of Star Wars Rebels for a discussion on the upcoming season!

Check out the Star Wars Rebels Season Two trailer and complete panel liveblog below!

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:03 am

Host James Arnold Taylor takes the stage — wearing very cool Rebels sneakers!

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:04 am

(Taylor played Obi-Wan and Plo Koon in The Clone Wars.)

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:07 am

Asks the crowd for their favorite moments on the Main Stage so far — there’s been the trailer reveal, Carrie Fisher interview, tons of awesome stuff — but are we ready for Rebels?!

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:10 am

And here’s the cast! Taylor Gray (Ezra), Tiya Sircar (Sabine), Steve Blum (Zeb), Vanessa Marshall (Hera), Freddie Prinze, Jr. (Kanan)! Also — executive producer Simon Kinberg, and Mr, Dave Filoni!

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:11 am

“It’s good to be home with my family!” Marshall says of the fans.

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:11 am

How did Season One come together?

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:12 am

“One thing we wanted to explore was a Jedi kid growing up when there were no Jedi…Simon wanted a family dynamic, living on a ship…by the end of it, the diabolical plan came together because I got to put Ahsoka Tano in it.”

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:13 am

“It’s been amazing,” Kinberg says. Star Wars was the reason he wanted to work in film. “To have the humor, the humanity, the velocity of the original films…we spent a lot of time creating the vibe [that captures the classic trilogy].”

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:14 am

Has your appreciation of Star Wars changed now?

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:15 am

Prinze explains that the scar on his chin comes from playing Star Wars as a child. So he’s always been a fan.

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:16 am

Gray says “It’s so fun. It’s Star Wars. Everyone loves it.”

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:18 am

“What’s great about Star Wars, is you can come to it any point in your life,” Sircar says.

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:19 am

How would the cast rate their level of fandom before and after the series?

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:19 am

Sircar was about a 4, now a 10. Marshall says she’s always been a 10. “I’m so happy,” she says.

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:20 am

“I embraced liking the stuff I like a long time ago. I was an easy 10 going in, and I’m a 10 to this day.” – Prinze, Jr.

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:20 am

“It’s in your DNA.”

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:21 am

Kinberg says his first actual memory is seeing A New Hope, and he camped out for the premiere of Empire. “I’m a 10 for life.”

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:23 am

Filoni says that he, Simon Kinberg and Greg Weisman were always in alignment on the cast. “Freddie’s read was instant Star Wars for me. You nailed it.”

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:23 am

Who’s the jokester in the group?

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:23 am

“Steve Blum, for sure.” – Filoni

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:25 am

Who’s the most late? Steve.

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:26 am

Is the cast as close as the team? “It was an instant bond,” Blum says.

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:27 am

“It’s a motley crew in real life, too,” Marshall says.

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:28 am

Prinze talks about the difference with recording Rebels — the whole cast travels together in road trips to the record, where they get to practice, and then they record together — a rarity for animation.

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:29 am

“You notice how Dave’s a Sith Lord,” Prinze says about his deflecting questions.

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:29 am

What has Ezra learned. “What family is…but the coolest is how to be a Jedi and how to use a lightsaber.”

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:31 am

Sabine? “How to be a little more trusting. Sabine was the least welcoming of Ezra…over the course of Season One, she warms up to him a little bit, and learns to be a little more trusting.”

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:31 am

What does the future bring?

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Let’s take a look! The lights go down!

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:36 am

Standing ovation.

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:36 am

Let’s watch it again.

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:40 am

Ashley Eckstein and Dee Bradley Baker join the panel!

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:42 am

When Eckstein came back to record, she cried upon seeing Baker. “I was so happy that Captain Rex was back.”

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:42 am

Baker: “I want to see what this guy’s still got in ’em. And I think fans will see that.”

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:43 am

Concept art showing of three clones, and their transport.

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:44 am

The trailer (coming online soon!) was cut by Lucasfilm’s Kevin Yost. Big cheers. Now fan questions!

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:45 am

Would Freddie sign a fan’s book? He jumps up to do it.

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:46 am

Any advice for aspiring voice actors?

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:46 am

Go to iwantobeavoiceactor.com — completely free. It was made by Dee Bradley Baker.

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:47 am

How did Rex and the other clones survive?

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:47 am

(Big cheers.)

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:48 am

“George and I had several conversations about it…we had everything mapped out.”

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:49 am

“If you watch the Season Six episodes on Netflix where Fives discovers the [Order 66] chip, Fives tells Rex…I’ve always felt the truth can break any spell.”

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:50 am

Another tease: “We all love Rex — Kanan, not so much.” — Filoni

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:52 am

Did Yoda anoint Kanan a Jedi?

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:52 am

Prinze says if you’re going by Jedi trials, he’s not halfway there.

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:53 am

Who does Chopper’s voice, asks young fan Eliza?

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:53 am

Dave gets up and whispers the answer in her ear. “I told her the truth.”

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:54 am

What’s the relationship between Ahsoka and Vader in Season Two?

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:54 am

“Ahsoka and Vader was the topic that George and I discussed…let’s just say that it’s part of the story that we have to tell you.”

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:55 am

Will we see the return of Cad Bane?

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:55 am

“We wanted the cast of Rebels to have their space. They need to own this time period…if we found a way to include characters from the past, [we would].”

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:56 am

“We don’t want it to seem like a stream of guest appearances. If it makes sense, [we would].”

StarWars.com Team April 18, 201511:58 am

And that’s it! Thanks for following along!

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