Star Wars Rebels New Character Details: Kanan, the Cowboy Jedi

Kanan The Cowboy Jedi in Star Wars Rebels
Kanan The Cowboy Jedi in 'Star Wars Rebels' (Photo © Lucasfilm Animation)
Who is Kanan? He’s a Cowboy Jedi in Star Wars Rebels, which obviously won’t mean anything to anyone not into the Star Wars universe. But for those who are into it, Lucasfilm Animation has just released this comprehensive look at the character along with a few pictures of Kanan. Expect to see Star Wars Rebels this fall on the Disney Channel.

Not every guardian of peace and justice was lost to the tragedy of Order 66. Introducing Kanan, a survivor of the Emperor’s Jedi purge and one of the main characters of Star Wars Rebels. (http://starwars.com/)
 
Kanan, voiced by Freddie Prinze, Jr., is a less traditional Force-wielder than fans are used to seeing. He carries a blaster, is a little sarcastic, and keeps his past a secret. “‘I like to call Kanan ‘the cowboy Jedi,’” says executive producer Dave Filoni. As shown in this video, his Jedi robes are long gone, replaced with armor and a holster, though a samurai-like ponytail hints at his Jedi Knight origins.
 
In Star Wars Rebels, set between Episode III and IV, Kanan has been underground for years, evading the Empire. If the Imperials become aware of his existence “he’s going to get killed,” says art director Kilian Plunkett. He still has his lightsaber, but no longer uses it for fear of revealing his true identity — and has ultimately forsaken the ways of the Jedi Order.
 
Star Wars Rebels will show Kanan’s journey as he rediscovers himself, just as a rebellion begins to form against the Empire. According to Filoni, “He’s a gunslinger that needs to put the gun away and pick up the sword again, and fight for noble causes and selfless causes.” But what will happen when he chooses to reignite his Jedi weapon, fighting once again for a greater purpose?
 
The video closes with a tease of what’s to come: an encounter with the nightmarish Inquisitor, the Empire’s Jedi hunter.

 

 

Kanan The Cowboy Jedi in 'Star Wars Rebels' Details
Kanan The Cowboy Jedi in 'Star Wars Rebels' (Photo © Lucasfilm Animation)
 
Kanan The Cowboy Jedi Character Info
Kanan The Cowboy Jedi in 'Star Wars Rebels' (Photo © Lucasfilm Animation)
 
Source: Lucasfilm Animation
 
-Posted by Rebecca Murray

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