Running down the top fandom events of the upcomming year
15. "Star Wars: Rebels" (Fall 2014) and the "Episode VII" Trailer (TBA)
First, Disney will debut "Star Wars: Rebels" in 2014, an animated follow up to the ultra-popular "The Clone Wars." "Rebels" will center on the time period between "Episode 3" and "Episode 4," a time in "Star Wars" history fans have been clamoring to see more of for decades. Fans have been teased with a new villain, The Inquisitor, and lots of new and familiar Imperial hardware to take on a new band of heroes in a galaxy far, far away. Most importantly, "Rebels" is the first "Star Wars" project the Mouse is overseeing, and will give "Star Wars" loyalists an idea of where the franchise is headed stylistically. 2014 will also likely give us the first images from -- and perhaps even a trailer for -- the J.J. Abrams-directed "Episode VII," an event that will send shockwaves through fandom as every image, pixel and detail of the footage will be dissected and debated.