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Meet Zeb, the muscle from 'Star Wars Rebels'

by jmaloni

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Tue, Feb 18th 2014 09:00 pm
`Star Wars Rebels`: Meet Zeb, the muscle. `Star Wars Rebels` is scheduled to premiere this fall as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel, and will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world. (Lucasfilm photo)
"Star Wars Rebels": Meet Zeb, the muscle. "Star Wars Rebels" is scheduled to premiere this fall as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel, and will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world. (Lucasfilm photo)

Every team needs a tough guy. Introducing Zeb, the (smart) muscle of the Ghost crew from Lucasfilm's upcoming animated series "Star Wars Rebels." He is revealed for the first time in this video, featuring concept art, clay sculpts, and final renderings of the character, in addition to creator interviews. (http://youtu.be/Rw86B-GFsDU)

Zeb is a well-trained honor guard and is highly educated, according to executive producer Dave Filoni, which juxtaposes his brutish, alien appearance. He's voiced by Steve Blum, who says, "He's got a bit of a chip on his shoulder, hates Chopper, and is starting to build a relationship with Ezra, begrudgingly."

Zeb's favorite pastime: beating up Stormtroopers, or bucket heads, as he's heard calling them. He's an agile fighter, using his hands, feet and acrobatics. But there is more to Zeb than pounding Imperials. "It's just going to be exciting to develop him and his bizarre new species," Filoni says, "and to explain to the audience where he came from."

"Star Wars Rebels" is scheduled to premiere this fall as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel. It will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world.

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