We’re still a long, long way from seeing director J.J. Abrams’ much anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII. Hell, we know that the damn thing is filming, but aside from R2-D2 and Chewbacca, we still know nothing about the cast, and sometimes it feels like we won’t until the lights go down in the theater opening night. However, until December 18, 2015—opening day for Episode VII—we’ll to content ourselves with Disney and Lucasfilm’s new animated series Star Wars: Rebels, and now there’s a new clip to pique our interest.
This video debuted at WonderCon, but quickly appeared online. The action shows Hera Syndulla, voiced by Vanessa Marshall, the Twi’lek pilot of a ship called the Ghost. Many have remarked that this particular spacecraft is essentially the Rebels version of the Millennium Falcon, meaning that it’s the main craft that will appear throughout the series. Hera has been described as a “strong-minded character,” one that “keeps everyone together when they would otherwise fall apart.” Does that mean she’s the leader, a leader, just a badass? That remains to be seen.