Star Wars Rebels Ezra crossguard lightsaber

Ever since the first picture of him was revealed, fans have been interested in Kylo Ren. This interest grew exponentially once ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ hit theaters, but it all started with that picture of the First Order soldier wielding a red crossguard lightsaber. And at that point, there might have been just as many thoughts and theories about the saber itself as there were about the villain. Thanks to ‘Episode VII’ supplemental material, we now know that the weapon is said to be based on an ancient design. However, it looks like we might learn more about it as a similar (and sturdier) lightsaber has just popped up in the latest promotional material for ‘Star Wars Rebels’

In anticipation for the final six episodes of the second season of the popular Disney XD animated series set between the prequels and the original trilogy, the official ‘Star Wars’ YouTube channel recently released a new trailer to tease fans with what’s to come. In addition to some awesome action featuring Ezra Bridger and the rest of the crew from rebel starship known as the Ghost, we get to see some familiar faces like Darth Vader, Yoda, Princess Leia, and Ahsoka Tano. We even surprisingly see Anakin Skywalker in the flesh once again (kinda). But in the epic closing montage, the keen-eyed viewer may spot another cross guard lightsaber, except with a green blade. Check out the latest trailer below before the show returns on January 20th:

After seeing this lightsaber in the preview, does this mean that ‘Rebels’ will start to hint at a connection to the newest films from a galaxy far, far away? Or will we just get some history of lightsaber construction that could enhance the overall mythology of the franchise? Either way, we do see a few instances of Ezra being tempted by the Dark Side in this trailer, so we’re bound to get some really interesting stories in the remaining season two episodes. 

Do you think that the crossguard lightsaber will connect ‘Star Wars Rebels’ to ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and it’s subsequent sequels, thus giving us the first animated to live-action ‘Star Wars’ crossover? Will you tune in to find out? Let us know in the comment section.