Preview by RCRs video producer and resident nerd, JD, follow him @Misadventurer on Twitter
“It was a Simple Story…”
Captain Hera Syndula, opens the Season Four trailer for the Disney XD series, as she narrates the trailer.
“about a boy who was lost…”
We see Ezra Bridger, from season one, with his laser slingshot gauntlet and longer hair, cut to shorter haired, season 3 Ezra holding the Sith Holocron
“and a girl who was broken…”
a quick flash of Season One Sabine Wren, cut to her holding the Darksaber
“they fought alongside a survivor”
We see Zeb being approached by some Stormtroopers and then looking like he’s going to sacrifice himself
“a war veteran”
referring to C1-10P aka Chopper, looking at the Y-Wing bomber he had been in that crashed on Ryloth during the Clone Wars where a young Hera had rebuilt him
“and a fallen knight”
quick flash of Season One Kanan Jarrus, then how he looks now, breaded and blinded.
“I led them into battle against an evil so terrible it tried to black out the stars”
We see Hera piloting The Ghost, a close up on Admiral Thrawn, and then as he lead a Star Destroyer bombardment of Genonosis
“We fought for each other”
footage of The Ghost battling some TIE fighters in space
“We fought for those who could not, but we never imagined, it would end… like this”
we get various shots of Phoenix Squadron in battle with Imperial Forces, and then cut to Sabine and Ezra riding a giant wolf (Star Wars Rebels creator, Dave Filoni has been trying to get something like this, a shot straight out of Princess Mononoke since Star Wars The Clone Wars)
Then we see The Ghost and two, triple winged TIE Defenders (also seen in Rogue One) flying around a canyon – TIE Defenders are more used for In Atmosphere dogfighting, rather than the standard TIE Fighter.
Sabine looking like she’s partaking in a HALO jump, diving through clouds with a quick peak at Ezra in hybrid Mandalorian armor, his stolen Stormtrooper Scout helmet painted to match his Yellow and Orange color scheme, he now has a jetpack of his very own
Ezra deflecting blaster fire from a TIE Pilot at an Imperial landing pad.
The Ghost flying into the Rebel base at Yavin 4
“This is a Time of Difficult Choices” the Narrator switches from Hera to Ursa Wren, Sabine’s mother
Hera & Kanan hold each other, cut to Sabine, a squadron of Imperial Super Commandos / Mandalorians and Jet Pack Ezra climb up a ridge, Sabine holds the Darksaber in the air leading the charge.
Sabine slashes the front off a speeder bike, much like Luke in Return of the Jedi
Fenn Rau destroys a TIE Fighter midair
We see a U-Wing attacking an Imperial Cruiser in the same Canyon area that we saw The Ghost flying through earlier, and destroying a giant Satellite dish. It looks like there’s a major attack on an Imperial communications station, as most of the footage thus far seems to be on the same planet
“Sometimes impossible ones”
-a Quick shot of Several Stromtroopers and Imperial Tanks running towards what looks like Hera
-we see Saw Gerrera looking a bit older more like he did at the beginning of Rogue One
-The Mandalorian squad and Chopper rocketing towards a huge Imperial dome, trailing a ship
-We see two Blue Mandalorians, the one on the left looks A LOT like Jango Fett’s armor, the one on the right removes her helmet to reveal Bo-Katan Kryze, from Deathwatch.
Then we see a new alien character with pale gray skin, and a mohawk of horns piloting a speeder bike, pull an electrostaff off his back and attack Ezra who is riding on the back of a speeder bike, behind a Scouttrooper
“As Long As we’re together we’ve got a chance” – Sabine takes over narration.
-We see Chopper launching towards and knocking down a stormtrooper
-Ezra chasing an Imperial Probe Droid down a hallway,
-Sabine & Jetpack Ezra fighting alongside Bo-Katan & Ursa against some Imperial Super Commandos
“At Least We’ll go down fighting” – Zeb adds to the narration
-Hera and Zeb shoot off screen, as Zeb is wearing some … interesting headgear.
-quick shots of Jetpack Ezra and Sabine fighting the Imperial Super Commandos
-A U-Wing flying through space attacking some Imperial fueling stations, being chased by TIE fighters
“All paths are coming together now” – Kanan Voice Over
-Hera piloting the U-Wing, it looks like, flying towards the hanger bay of one of the Fueling stations, she Jumps to hyperspace while passing through the hanger bay, destroying it.
“Its Time to get to work” – Agent Kallus says, while approaching Phoenix Squadron, he’s no longer in any Imperial garb, he’s in a jacket with a holster and his hair is longer – they are all on Yavin 4.
-Saw Gerrera clotheslines a Stormtrooper in a hallway
-Kanan deflects Stormtrooper Blaster fire
“We are the Balance, Ezra” – Kanan
-Kanan places his hand on one of the giant wolves in a cave with petroglyphs that look like olden Jedi, you can see what look like Lightsabers on their hips, and a drawing that very clearly looks like Yoda…
-The New Alien punches at a scout trooper, then judo flips him while another scout trooper looks on with his blaster drawn
-Ezra slides over some crates towards the TIE Pilot from earlier slashing at him
-Bo-Katan & Sabine fighting
“We were meant to be Jedi so we could be here now, when Lothal needs us most”
-a ship being drawn into the hanger bay of a Star Destroyer blows up before being captured
-another ship approaches a planet under Imperial Blockade
-Jetpack Ezra, Sabine and co, fighting Chicken Walkers in a hanger bay
-An Imperial Tank firing towards Zeb & a few others,
-TIE Fighters flying around one of the Fueling stations in Orbit
-A TIE Defender takes off from the Launch pad earlier, over Thrawn, presumably Thrawn had his blaster aimed at Ezra who stole the ship.
-A Squadron of X-Wings, with Hera and Chopper come out of Hyperspace
-A couple Y-Wings smoking, approach Yavin 4
-Bo-Katan, Sabine & Ursa stand infront of several Deathwatch Mandalorians, Bo-Katan holds the Darksaber over her head.
Hera turns and looks towards camera, “May the Force be with you”