Rebels returns with ‘Ghosts of Geonosis,’ Saw Gerrera and a brand-new Imperial officer. Andi talks to Freddie Prinze Jr., Taylor Gray, Pablo Hidalgo, Henry Gilroy, and Dave Filoni. Also, behind the scenes footage of Chopper on the Rogue One set!
StarWars.com reveals Rebels Easter Eggs in Rogue One, including a still of Chopper’s appearance in the film and a chat with Matt Martin about the experience. And although a random store sighting broke the news, we also get a look at Saw Gerrera’s upcoming appearance on the show.
Yes, Forest Whitaker is voicing him. Rebels returns January 7 on Disney XD.
Hera, Ryloth and Thrawn take a front seat in ‘Hera’s Heroes.’ In the latest Recon, Andi Gutierrez chats with Vanessa Marshall, Dave Filoni, Pablo Hidalgo, Henry Gilroy and Taylor Gray.
Wedge Antilles and Hobbie Klivian join the Rebellion in Rebels’ ‘The Antilles Extraction.’ Andi Gutierrez chats with Henry Gilroy, Pablo Hidalgo, and Dave Filoni about Wedge, Sabine’s background with the Empire, Biggs Darklighter (!) and Skystrike Academy. Plus, Pablo answers a question about… Science?
Dave Filoni no longer Supervising Director on Rebels. He’s still an Executive Producer and involved in creative decisions on the show, but you’ll see a new name, Lucasfilm Animation vet Justin Ridge, in the Supervising Director spot on ‘Steps into the Shadow.’
Entertainment Weekly has a new clip featuring Grand Admiral Thrawn from an upcoming episode of Rebels, plus an interview with Dave Filoni about bringing him into the show, and the appeal of the character:
He really stuck out because he was through and through an Imperial officer. He was not facing doubt, he didn’t have these abilities that make all the big arch villains up to that point arch. He wasn’t inept so much like Piett, he wasn’t playing politics like the rest of the Imperial officers, he was purely a military strategist.
‘Hera’s Heroes’ will be the season’s fifth episode. Rebels S3 premieres with with ‘Steps into Shadow’ on Saturday at 8:30 p.m. ET.
Rebels’ biggest (sizewise) new addition is getting some it over at USA Today. They interview Tom Baker (best known as Doctor Who’s Fourth Doctor) on his addition to Star Wars as the character called Bendu.
→ Riz Ahmed appeared on Stephen Colbert, and of course he wasn’t allowed to get away without some Star Wars talk. He also appeared during Good Morning America‘s toy reveal, where he got to see his first Bodhi Rook action figure.
→ Dave Filoni talks Saw Gerrera to /Film, and the character’s journey from The Clone Wars to an actual film.
→ Technically a rumor: The Emperor will not be in Rogue One. Okay then. (Were we really expecting him? Really?)
→ Director Gareth Edwards on the Rogue One title. I’ve been sitting on this one a while, because it basically looks like Edwards trying to dodge the real answer.
Will Darth Vader or the Inquisitors show up in Rebels S3? With the focus so far on Thrawn, Dave Filoni talks to /Film about whether we’ll see any of Rebels’ traditional villains in the new season.