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Star Wars Rebels Video - Meet Hera, The Pilot
The New Twi’lek
By Robert T. Trate
February 20, 2014
Source: Star Wars.com
Star Wars Rebels arrives on Disney XD
© Lucasfilm/ Disney
There was a lot of speculation on who was that Twi’lek looking (could it be Ahsoka Tano?) character was. It is not the fan favorite from Star Wars: The Clone Wars (Ahsoka is a fact a Togruta), but it is a new character named Hera. Lucasfilm and Walt Disney have released a new video that allows us to meet this latest character in the upcoming Star Wars Rebels. Check out the video and images below.
Press Release: Hera is the heart of the Ghost crew from Star Wars Rebels. The Twi’lek is an ace pilot, able fighter, and is revealed to fans in this behind-the-scenes video featuring creator interviews, character sketches, and animation previews.
Hera is voiced by Vanessa Marshall, and is an especially gifted pilot. “I think she really makes flying the Ghost look easy,” says Joel Aron, CG supervisor. And while she’s strong-willed, Hera also keeps the group together, and can be warm and nurturing. “She knows how to talk to them to get the best out of themselves and to be part of that team,” Aron says. “That to me is the commander of a ship.”
Hera wears “utilitarian flight gear,” orange in color, with her Twi’lek head-tails hanging down her back. She’s not particularly glamorous, and is just focused on getting the job done. Like every member of the Ghost team, she has her reasons for rebelling against the Empire. Uncovering those reasons will be part of the Star Wars Rebels story, says executive producer Dave Filoni.
“Every time we get a script,” says Marshall, “I am breathless with anticipation. I cannot wait to read what’s next because I want to see where we’re going, too.”
Check out Mania’s coverage of the new Star Wars Rebels toys that debut at Toy Fair 2014 (HERE).
Star Wars Rebels premieres in the fall of 2014 with a one-hour special on Disney Channel. The series debuts Disney XD worldwide.
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