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Princess Leia Joins Star Wars Rebels for the Season 2 Midseason Premiere

11 January 2016 9:13 PM, PST | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Princess Leia is joining Star Wars Rebels for the Season 2 midseason premiere airing Wednesday, January 20 at 9/8c on Disney Xd. Her appearance marks another milestone in the animated series as its events creep closer to those of Star Wars: A New Hope.

Providing the voice of Leia is not Carrie Fisher, who recently portrayed Leia again in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but Julie Dolan. You may have heard Dolan's interpretation of Leia previously as she lent her voice to the Princess for Disney's Star Tours attraction.

When we first encounter Leia in Star Wars Rebels, her position is quite different than her introduction in A New Hope. Series producer Dave Filoni explains:

"One of the complex challenges of depicting Leia in Star Wars Rebels is that we have to remind the audience that she is part of the Empire at this point. She doesn’t believe in the Empire, »

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Princess Leia Arrives in 'Star Wars Rebels' Season 2 Preview

11 January 2016 3:18 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

An aide to Bail Organa (Princess Leia Organa) is sent to Lothal with ships for the rebel fleet, but an Imperial lockdown forces the rebels to create a new plan to steal the vehicles. Princess Leia, the unstoppable Rebel hero featured in both the original Star Wars trilogy as well as the recent Star Wars: The Force Awakens, makes her Star Wars Rebels debut when an all-new episode of Star Wars Rebels airs Wednesday, January 20 (9:00 p.m., Et/Pt) on Disney Xd. The network has released a new clip from the episode, entitled The Princess on Lothal, along with photos that offer our first look at this iconic character on the animated series.

Taking place three years before the events of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Leia is introduced as a young leader on her way to becoming the strong, more resolute character portrayed in the original trilogy. »

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