Princess Leia Debuts in ‘Star Wars Rebels’

Princess Leia Star Wars Rebels
Princess Leia in ‘Star Wars Rebels’
Princess Leia will make her Star Wars Rebels debut on the January 20, 2016 episode airing on Disney XD. Leia, who will only appear in one episode this season, will be voiced by Julie Dolan, the voice of the Rebel leader in Disney’s Star Tours attraction. The episode is set three years before A New Hope and introduces Leia as “a young leader on her way to becoming the strong, more resolute character portrayed in the original trilogy.”

“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,” said executive producer/supervising director Dave Filoni. “She doesn’t believe in the Empire, but she is acting the part, almost as a double agent. The Empire sees her as a privileged princess who runs mercy missions to wayward worlds, but in truth she is much stronger and more dangerous than they imagine.”

Added Filoni, “There really is no other character quite like her. And to quote The Force Awakens’ Lor San Tekka, ‘She’ll always be royalty to me.'”

The January 20th episode plot: 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.