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Before there could be A New Hope, there first needed to be a glimmer of hope. That's the premise of Disney's Star Wars Rebels, an animated series that bridges the gap between the iconic fantasy franchise's two movie trilogies. Set about 14 years after the Jedi Knights were exterminated by the Galactic Empire in the 2005 movie Revenge of the Sith, the show follows a band of freedom fighters as they begin a movement that will eventually snowball into the full-fledged rebellion featured in the original 1977 Star Wars, aka A New Hope.
Brian Michael Bendis wrote every issue of Marvel's acclaimed Ultimate Spider-Man comic book, so he was an obvious choice to join the writers room for Disney XD's animated adaptation. A consulting producer on the just-renewed series, Bendis wrote this Sunday's episode, a Freaky Friday homage in which Spider-Man and Wolverine swap bodies.