LucasFilm has released a new featurette introducing the seventh and final major character from Star Wars Rebels, Hera, voiced by Vanessa Marshall. This character is a Twi'lek, an alien race readily identified by their green "head tails" known as "lekku." She pilots a ship dubbed Ghost, leading this band of rebels through the galaxy. Take a look at the featurette, then read on for more details about this strong-willed character from executive producer Dave Filoni and Vanessa Marshall.
Dave Filoni said that Hera is most certainly the character who keeps this group of rebels together.
"She is a very strong-minded character, kind of the heart of the group, keeps everyone together when they would otherwise fall apart."
Vanessa Marshall is no stranger to strong female characters, lending her voice to Wonder Woman in last year's animated superhero adventure Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox. The voice actress spoke about how excited she gets every time a new script comes in.
"Every time we get a script I'm breathless with anticipation, because I want to see where we're going too."
In addition, now that the final main role has been introduced, you can check out all of the featurettes and photos for previously-announced characters Inquisitor, new astro-mech droid Chopper, the Jedi cowboy Kanan (voiced by Freddie Prinze Jr.), teenage con artist Ezra (voiced by Taylor Gray), alien strongman Zeb (voiced by Steve Blum) and Mandalorian warrior/graffiti artist Sabine (voiced by Tiya Sircar).
Star Wars Rebels debuts with a TV movie this summer on The Disney Channel, before moving to its regular network home on Disney XD later this fall.