Meet Hera, the glue that holds the Star Wars Rebels team together

Disney XD's revealed the last main character from Star Wars Rebels: Her name is Hera, and she navigates space with ease, piloting the Ghost, which ferries the show's main characters around the galaxy. She's a necessary addition to the team, because she keeps everyone in line. She's also a Twi'lek, which is awesome. The character is voiced by Vanessa Marshall (The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy), who couldn't be more excited about her new gig.

“Every time we get a script I’m breathless with anticipation,” says Marshall, “because I want to see where we’re going too.” The series' executive producer, Dave Filoni, describes her as "a very strong-minded character.” He also declares that she's "kind of the heart of the group, keeps everyone together when they would otherwise fall apart.”

In the Star Wars timeline, Rebels takes place between Episodes III and IV. It also tells the origin story of the rebel alliance. Other characters featured on the show include Ezra, the street-smart hero; Kanan, the cowboy Jedi; Zeb, the muscle; Sabine, the explosive artist; Chopper, the astromech droid; and the Inquisitor, who's just scary to look at.

Star Wars Rebels premieres on Disney XD later this year.

(via EW)

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