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'Star Wars Rebels' sneak peek: 1st 7 minutes


Disney XD gave fans a sneak peek of the first seven minutes of the upcoming "Star Wars Rebels" Monday night. Take a look.

Fans have to wait until the show's October premiere on Disney Channel before moving to Disney XD, but this clip shows how teen thief Ezra and the crew of the Ghost run afoul of the Empire's Stormtroopers.

Here's what Disney and Lucasfilm say:

"Star Wars Rebels" continues the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga with all-new exciting, action-packed adventures. It is a dark time in the galaxy, as the evil Galactic Empire tightens its grip of power from world to world.  As the series begins, Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruling with an iron fist and ruining the lives of its people. The clever and motley crew of the starship Ghost is amongst a select few who are brave enough to stand against the Empire. Together, this ragtag group will face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries, embark on thrilling adventures and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion.

Disney and Lucasfilm have been dropping teasers and introducing characters on a weekly basis to pump up the already huge interest in the series:

Meet Sabine, the explosive artist

Meet Zeb, the brawn and brains

Meet Kanan, a Jedi Knight survivor

Meet Ezra, the young hero

Meet Chopper, the cranky droid

Meet The Inquisitor, Darth Vader's henchman

Premiering with a one-hour special this fall on the Disney Channel before moving to Disney XD as a weekly series, "Rebels" will cover the action between big-screen films "Episode III--Revenge of the Sith" and "Episode IV--A New Hope."

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