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The final Star Wars Rebels character revealed: Meet Hera!

February 20th, 2014 by Edwin Torres Jr Comments


Hera, the pilot for the Ghost crew of rebels fighting the Empire. She’s a Twi’lek and is voiced by actress Vanessa Marshall (The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy).

Star Wars Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni Reveals:

“She is a very strong-minded character.  Kind of the heart of the group, keeps everyone together when they would otherwise fall apart.”

Marshall adds about the role:

“Every time we get a script I’m breathless with anticipation, because I want to see where we’re going too.”

The upcoming 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.

Star Wars Rebels will be produced by Lucasfilm Animation, featuring many of the key talents that made Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It is scheduled to premiere in fall 2014 as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel, and will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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