Today, July 21st, marks the release of DK Publishing’s highly anticipated Star Wars Rebels: The Visual Guide. We here at Yoda’s News just couldn’t stand to wait and were able to obtain an early copy, due to the gracious folks over at DK. Here is a quick summary by the publisher on what to expect in the visual guide for the upcoming TV show:
“Travel the galaxy far, far away and experience Star Wars® Rebels firsthand with the companion to the new Star Wars animated series, Star Wars® Rebels. Featuring key scenes and iconic moments, you’ll learn the ins and outs of the rebel legion. With tons of interesting facts and information about your favorite characters, weapons, vehicles, and locations from the new TV show, Star Wars® Rebels: The Visual Guide is the ultimate guide for the ultimate fan!”
The book promised to be full of information on Rebels and what our heroes will encounter in just a few short months. It went above and beyond, giving us an inside look at what is arguable the biggest project to come from Star Wars since Disney took over. A review for this type of book is somewhat tricky, as opposed to regular adult fiction.
The book opens with a forward by Dave FIloni. As many fans of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars know, Filoni has been apart of the community since 2007. He was the supervising director and the lead collaborator with George Lucas on The Clone Wars. When news of Rebels was first disseminated, it came with the announcement that Filoni would be back as the executive producer for the series (alongside Greg Weisman and Simon Kinberg). The forward is a short, inspiration letter from Filoni that gives some emphasis as to what he loves about Star Wars. It is filled with passion and really lets you get Filoni’s perspective on the Star Wars universe. While not every fan might agree with how Filoni has portrayed certain aspects of The Clone Wars, you cant deny that he truly does love that galaxy far, far away.