This Sunday, as part of the Disney press trip that I just attended, I was able to attend pretty much the ULTIMATE Star Wars Day dinner. We were greeted at the door by Storm Troopers!
Not to mention… R2D2 and the newest character from Star Wars Rebels… Chopper!
We were able to take pictures with them too!
While the Stormtroopers, R2D2 and Chopper were great… even better was that we got to meet Vanessa Marshall. The voice of Hera — one of the main characters in the new Star Wars Rebels!
She was probably one of the sweetest, most awesome celebrities that I have met. She was actually thrilled to meet us and had taken the time to look at our blogs, sent them her friends and was “just one of the gals” hanging out with us.
She spent about 30 minutes hanging out with all of us and then we got a sneak peek of the new Star Wars Rebels… including some totally unseen footage. I was really impressed!! I have been apprehensive about the new Star Wars Rebels as these are entirely NEW characters to the Star Wars Universe. But seeing the behind the scenes footage and learning the back story changed that for me.
This story is bringing Star Wars back to the basics. Back to the original trilogy and it is set during the time that Luke and Leia were about 12. The new characters seem well thought out and true to the original Star Wars too.
Plus… you will love Chopper!
Vanessa Marshall is actually a die hard Star Wars fan herself, I asked her right out if she felt that people who were “true” Star Wars fans were going to like this and she felt that they would. I’ve mentioned a few times that my hubby is one of those “die hard” fans (with thousands of Star Wars Action Figures still in their cases…). So we will see for sure in a few months but from my view it looks awesome! Definitely something that my son will LOVE.
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You can watch the trailer below.