Disney and Lucasfilm announced today, that Star Wars Rebels Season 2 will be coming to Blu-ray/DVD on August 30…
Star Wars Rebels Season 2 was an amazing feat of beautiful animation, high-octane action, and the rich and wonderful storytelling that Star Wars fans have come to expect from executive producer, Dave Filoni.
Disney/Lucasfilm has announced that the complete 22 episode set of Star Wars Rebels Season 2, will be available on Blu-ray and DVD, this August 30.
"“Star Wars Rebels: Complete Season Two delivers all 22 action-packed episodes of the hit CG animated series’ second season, plus exclusive, never-before-seen bonus material on DVD and even more exclusive footage on Blu-ray! This thrilling continuation of the Star Wars Rebels saga depicts the continued efforts of the crew of the starship Ghost to defeat the evil Empire. Available in your galaxy on Blu-ray™ and DVD August 30, 2016.”"
The synopsis for Star Wars Rebels Season 2 is as follows:
"“Amid growing Imperial oppression on Lothal, the rebels are forced to seek out new allies throughout the galaxy and additional resources to sustain their fight against the Empire. With the help of Ahsoka Tano, the crew of the Ghost bands together with a secret rebel cell and ex-soldiers from the Clone Wars to join a fledgling alliance determined to restore peace and freedom to the galaxy.”"
Besides the return of The Clone Wars fan-favorite Ahsoka Tano, Star Wars Rebels Season 2 saw the return of Captain Rex voiced by Dee Bradley Baker. With the main antagonist of Season 2 being Darth Vader, having Anakin Skywalker’s former Padawan in Ahsoka, and his personal Clone sidekick Rex return to the Star Wars saga, really helped to connect the story of The Clone Wars to that of Rebels.
"“As Ezra continues his journey to become a Jedi under Kanan’s guidance, the threat of the dark side looms large over the fate of the growing rebellion. Darth Vader himself will dispatch new Inquisitors to snuff any spark of resistance, setting the stage for a climactic showdown in which past lives will be revealed, terrible truths will be discovered, and the lives of our heroes will be changed forever.”"
The continued training of Ezra in the ways of the Jedi — by Kanan — as well as the constant threat of the Inquisitors and Darth Vader, helped the success of Season 2, and served to bring in a bit more mature audience.
Then there was the re-introduction of a character long thought to be dead: Darth Maul. Having Maul not only in the Season 2 finale, but alluding to the fact that he may play a large role in Ezra’s growth in the ways of the Force for Season 3, was a stroke of brilliance from Dave Filoni.
Here’s a list of the bonus material you can expect from the Star Wars Rebels Season 2 complete set on Blu-ray/DVD:
- From Apprentice to Adversary: Vader vs. Ahsoka (Exclusive to Blu-ray) – Executive Producer Dave Filoni reflects on the climactic ending of the season, when Ahsoka Tano finally confronts Darth Vader in a long-awaited, fierce and epic lightsaber battle.
- All DVD Bonus (see below)
- Connecting the Galaxy: Rebels Season Two – Uncover hidden references, easter eggs and connections to the Star Wars universe found throughout the season.
- Rebel Recons – Blast off with 20 fun, fast-paced episode recons, featuring behind-the-scenes footage, interviews with cast and crew, and more!
The Blu-ray set will contain three discs (the DVD set contains 4), and with Approximately 485 minutes of story — not including bonus material — Star Wars Rebels Season 2 on Blu-ray/DVD (August 30), will be a must have for any Star Wars fan.