Rebels heads back to the Rebellion – and the show’s first look at Yavin – with ‘In the Name of the Rebellion.’ It features the less than joyous return of Saw Gerrera (Forest Whitaker), as seen in the preview clip.
The two-part ‘In the Name of the Rebellion.’ will air on Disney XD Monday, at 9:00pm EDT/PDT, and be available at midnight on the Disney Now app.
Rebels Recon returns along with ‘Heroes of Mandalore.’ Andi Gutierrez talks to Tiya Sircar, Caroline Robinson Kermel, Keith Kellogg, Henry Gilroy, Joel Aron, Amy Beth Christenson, Kilian Plunkett, and Pablo Hidalgo.
The pair originate in the 2001 Tag & Bink Are Dead comics which are, technically, part of Legends. (Though even there the comics were considered “Infinities,” which today makes them doubly non-canon.) How much makes it to screen (and canon..?) Well, probably not much. But that’s fitting.
Technicalities aside, the original Tag and Bink comics (by Star Wars Tales MVP Kevin Rubio) are among the highlights of Dark Horse’s run with the license. They’re totally worth a read, require nothing at all in knowledge of the vast Expanded Universe, and are really, really funny. I don’t think there’s been any physical reprints since the comics license changeover to Marvel, but the collection is available on Comixology.
Honestly, this is exactly the kind of EU appearance I expect in this film: Brief and irreverent.
New dialogue has been heard in both a TV spot (which also features a handful of new shots, most notably Finn during his battle with Phasma) and via some… talking candy? Per usual, these lines may not pan out in the film so don’t get too attached (remember “immune to the light?”)
Star Wars Rebels is back Monday, October 16 with the two-parter ‘Heroes of Mandalore.’ The hour-long episode is kicking off the show’s fourth and final season. Here’s the blurb from Lucasfilm:
In this premiere episode, Sabine leads Ezra, Kanan and an army of her fellow Mandalorians back to her homeworld to rescue her father from the clutches of the Empire. When she discovers the Empire has resurrected a devastating weapon, she must decide whether to destroy it or use it herself.
To get you caught up, Lucasfilm has released a short recap of seasons 1-3. All three full seasons are also available on the DisneyNow App, which I believe is accessible to everyone, regardless of whether you have XD or not.
‘Heroes of Mandalore’ will air on Disney XD throughout the day Monday, at 12:30am, 3:00am, 7:30am, 5:30pm and 9pm EDT/PDT.