Feb 09 2015

Rebels Recon #12: Inside “Call to Action”

Call To Action - TarkinAfter the Disney XD debut of Star Wars Rebels “Call to Action”, StarWars.com has posted an episode guide chock full of information about the episode.

First off, we have Rebels Recon #12: Inside “Call to Action”

In “Call to Action,” the notorious Grand Moff Tarkin comes to Lothal, planning to deal with the Ghost crew personally. Meanwhile, Kanan plans a different kind of attack against the Empire: to take control of a communications tower and broadcast an anti-Imperial, pro-rebel message. They’re ultimately successful, but the Inquisitor and Tarkin take Kanan captive in the resulting battle.

This week, the Recon team wraps up their look at lighting in Star Wars Rebels. In this episode, Tarkin’s arrival at Imperial HQ was lit to match the Emperor’s landing and descent on the Death Star in Return of the Jedi. “Very hard, top-down lighting,” CG supervisor Joel Aron points out. The lighting at the end of the episode, with the sun rising, was meant to convey a sense of optimism. “We wanted to represent the fact that the message…does in fact get out,” lighting concept artist Chris Voy says.

In this week’s deep dive, Lucasfilm’s Andi Gutierrez speaks with the Star Wars Rebels team about the return of Grand Moff Tarkin. For Freddie Prinze, Jr., the voice of Kanan, it’s a special event. “You gotta understand,” he says. “When you’re a kid and this is all you know, it means a lot to you.”

Stephen Stanton, who voiced Tarkin in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, returns to the role for Star Wars Rebels. “I was absolutely just bowled over,” he says of being asked to come back. It’s a particularly fun role for Stanton, as Tarkin is hugely powerful at this point, and everyone – heroes and villains – fear him. “There’s something that’s so terrifying about a severe British man,” Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo confirms.

For this week’s fan question, Mr. Charbits asks whether Agent Kallus knew that Senator Gall Trayvis was working for the Imperials…

Call To Action - Inquisitor ConceptIn addition, StarWars.com has posted the following additional bonus features:

Finally, it has been announced that episode 13 of Star Wars Rebels, “Rebel Resolve” will be available to watch on Monday, February 16th for subscribers to WatchDisneyXD.com or via the Watch Disney XD app for iOS and Android. “Rebel Resolve” will make its television debut Monday, February 23rd on Disney XD.

SOURCE: StarWars.com

Call To Action - Kanan Tower Destruction.

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