Why post three seperate articles when you can just post one lump article on the remaining cast for Star Wars: Rebels? (Editor's note: unique hits, Zechs, you bastard!) We'd had two characters introduced (Kanan and Ezra) so far, and now we have the remainder of the cast with Zeb, Sabine, and Hera.
IGN kicked off the final trio with the introduction of Zed (played by Steve Blum, because he's the Frank Welker, Jim Cummings, and Peter Cullen of our era, who has to be in every single animated adaptation). The character design for Zed is inspired by early Ralph McQuarrie concept drawings on Star Wars for Chewbacca. Here's his intro video (courtesy of IGN):
Just by the fact she's part of the fan-favorite race called the Mandalores and sports their armor, Sabine (Tiya Sircar, with this being her third voice role in animation with the previous two being on Walking with Dinosaurs and Phineas & Ferb) introduced via the Hollywood Reporter. She's described as the crew's explosive expert and also the one who after a successful mission "graffitis" the place with the team's symbol.
This isn't the first time we've seen a female Mandalorian, as we saw two ends of that spectrum with the race on Star Wars: The Clone Wars: the pacifist Satine (Anna Graves) and her aggressive Death Watch sister Bo-Katan (Katee Sackoff). Given one of the two was still kicking after Star Wars: The Clone Wars, does Sabine have any ties to the sisters or Death Watch? Time will tell. Until then here's the video introducing us to Sabine (again via the Hollywood Reporter):
The final character profile is for Hera, voiced by Vanessa Marshall who's shown up on previous Weiseman projects like Young Justice as Black Canary and Mary Jane Watson in Spectacular Spider-Man, and shows off the pilot of the Ghost. A bonus for fans of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars is that this character is related to one who was in the Ryloth arc.
If that still hasn't gotten you amped for this show maybe this pair of teaser trailers will. Then again, if you're aching to see that lost "Bonus Content," we're only a few weeks away from it. As for Star Wars: Rebels itself, it'll debut sometime in the summer on Disney before moving to Disney XD.
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Zechs is the lord and master of The Toy Shed, Character Spotlight, and Cartoon Reviews. He's also an aspiring comic book writer trying to get some of his works published on the Outhouse. If there's any greater quality to Zechs, it's that he's an avid fan of comic book characters and would defend them to the bitter end against the companies that use them wrongly. Zechs walks the lonely path in Chicagoland area.
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