This Saturday’s new Rebels episode introduces perpetual EU favorite Wedge Antilles to the show, as voiced by iCarly’s Nathan Kress.
‘The Antilles Extraction,’ written by Rogue One’s Gary Whitta, will air October 8 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.
Rebels and Rebels Recon return with ‘Steps Into Shadow,’ and Andi chats with Taylor Gray, Henry Gilroy, Dave Filoni, Freddie Prinze Jr., and Pablo Hidalgo.
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.’
Rebels debuts their third season Saturday with the one-hour ‘Steps into the Shadow’ at 8:30 p.m. on Disney XD. Get prepped with another Dave Filoni interview on io9, where he talks about how this season riffs on Tarkin’s line “the Jedi are extinct, their fire has gone out of the universe.” He also talked to Blastr, /Film, Teenplicity and Comicbook.
Lucasfilm has released a new clip featuring Ezra and the Sith holocron:
And a special Rebels Recon preshow, featuring interviews with cast members Vanessa Marshall, Freddie Prinze Jr., and Dee Bradley Baker:
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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.
Pablo Hidalgo talks about the Lucasfilm Story Group on this week’s The Star Wars Show, and it’s a must-watch. (’96 GenCon? We knew him when.)
And here’s the extended half-hour interview:
Disney XD has a new 30-second spot for the upcoming third season of Rebels, which debuts later this month. (via)