Listen, you need to be watching Star Wars Rebels. If you're a Star Wars fan and If this midseason trailer doesn't convince you? I'm not sure what will.
Rebels is the animated show that explains what was going on between Episode III and Episode IV in the movie series, and the latest trailer brings in imagery from The Force Awakens while also doing a bit to humanize Vader after his fall. It looks like the show will begin to tie even more forcefully into the franchise, and that's exciting news for fans.
The Disney XD series returns on January 20 and remember, this is all canon.