Star Wars Rebels has become a fan favorite show among the legion of Star Wars fans. The show largely filled the gap that was left after the cancellation of Star Wars: The Clone Wars (which was rushed off air so quickly the final season became a Netflix exclusive). The show is comprised of largely the same team, following the same art style who have actually managed to close a few plot threads from the other show—however, while Clone Wars followed young Jedi padawan Ahsoka Tano and her master Anakin Skywalker between the Episode II and III films, the new series is set years later, showing the formation of the early Rebel alliance pre-Episode IV. The show has been successful enough that it is already gearing up for the third season.
The show will return on Saturday, September 24th, and it has already promised to move into a darker realm of story-telling than the previous two seasons. The crew of the Ghost, having set up a base on the planet of Atollon, are looking to strengthen the rebels with more resources and personnel to better fight the Empire; however, the Empire itself has a new weapon in the form of fan beloved character Admiral Thrawn, brought back from the ashes (in a meta sense) when the Expanded Universe was relegated to “non-canon” by Disney and renamed “Legends”. Thrawn’s sharp tactics and analytical skills will give the heroes a harder time than ever.
There is also the persistent (and perhaps true) rumor that Clone Wars lead character Ahsoka Tano may die in this season. Dave Filoni, creator and producer on both series, had this to say in an interview with SlashFilm on the subject of character death… or worse, turning to the dark side:
“You know I would say absolutely you can. You can kill off characters. You can turn them [to the Dark Side] if it serves the story. That’s something George [Lucas] always warned me about. You know, if you do this, do it for a reason. A reason that kids will understand. But don’t just do it to do it. Which is sometimes a hard thing not to do, to be tempted by. But, you know, we’ll see. It’s good to get you to the edge.”
The main character and Jedi padawan Ezra may also be tempted, as the teaser shows him eyeing the Sith Holocron in his possession with a somewhat unholy stare. We will not get our answers until the season premiere in September. Check out the blood-pumping teaser below and let us know what you think of Thrawn, Ahsoka, and Ezra in the comments.
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