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Hang on tight, because we’ve got another Rebel hero coming our way! Check out the official Lucasfilm press release below, and get to know Hera.

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Hera is the heart of the Ghost crew from Star Wars Rebels. The Twi’lek is an ace pilot, able fighter, and is revealed to fans in this behind-the-scenes video featuring creator interviews, character sketches, and animation previews.

Hera is voiced by Vanessa Marshall, and is an especially gifted pilot. “I think she really makes flying the Ghost look easy,” says Joel Aron, CG supervisor. And while she’s strong-willed, Hera also keeps the group together, and can be warm and nurturing. “She knows how to talk to them to get the best out of themselves and to be part of that team,” Aron says. “That to me is the commander of a ship.”

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Hera wears “utilitarian flight gear,” orange in color, with her Twi’lek head-tails hanging down her back. She’s not particularly glamorous, and is just focused on getting the job done. Like every member of the Ghost team, she has her reasons for rebelling against the Empire. Uncovering those reasons will be part of the Star Wars Rebels story, says executive producer Dave Filoni.

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“Every time we get a script,” says Marshall, “I am breathless with anticipation. I cannot wait to read what’s next because I want to see where we’re going, too.”

(Thank you to Lucasfilm for the text, images, and video)

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2 Comments

  1. Melinda
    February 21, 2014 at 01:51 Reply

    The news coming down the pike about “Rebels” is getting better and better, and I am more and more excited about the show! The great thing about “Rebels” is that there will be something for everyone, much like “TCW” … although, this time around there may be something more. Maybe because there will be more freedom about where the stories can go? Hard to say. That’s just my impression. 🙂

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