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.
And here it is. The real thing will air Thursday during Olympics coverage on NBC, surely somewhere in prime time.
Actor Riz Ahmed and Kathleen Kennedy shed some light on Rogue One’s Bodhi Rook with Entertainment Weekly.
The third season of Star Wars Rebels will debut Saturday, September 24 at 8:30 p.m. ET on Disney XD. The hour-long season premiere ‘Steps into Shadow’ features the introduction of classic villain Grand Admiral Thrawn into canon – the first character to make that leap since the old Expanded Universe was reclassified as Star Wars Legends.
As we learned at Celebration, the new season also introduces new looks for Rebels characters Ezra and Sabine, plus a new character voiced by Doctor Who’s Tom Baker. Here’s a new teaser:
In Entertainment Weekly, Rogue One director Gareth Edward drops a few hints as to why the planet Jedha is important in both the film and to the galaxy, and what it means even with the Jedi presumably extinct.
NBC will be premiering a new Rogue One trailer during their Olympic coverage on Thursday, @starwars has announced. For those who aren’t stuck to the pole-vaulting and all that other stuff going down in Rio, we expect the trailer will be up on the official Youtube quickly thereafter.
Like the Monday Night Football debut of a major The Force Awakens trailer last year, the purpose of this is to reach a mainstream audience beyond us fandom mainstays – something a standalone like Rogue One may need even more than TFA did.
Here’s the spot that ran this weekend, advertising the premiere:
I admit I was doubtful when some claimed they had spotted a sliver of Jimmy Smits in the Rogue One sizzle reel at Celebration, but now the man himself confirmed it – in a squirrely sort of manner – on The Talk:
So now we know: Bail Organa may appear briefly in Rogue One – assuming his shots makes the final cut, that is.
Smits played Bail Organa, the adoptive father of Leia, in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.
Costumes, Thrawn and oh yeah, a couple of cons. Your tweets have not been forgotten, only delayed.