Already seen ‘Rogue One’ multiple times? Well, you don’t have to wait until this winter’s ‘Episode VIII’ to get another Force fix. Disney XD’s ‘Star Wars Rebels’ is set to return for part two of Season Three and fans can look forward to the ‘Rebels’ debut of one of the most iconic ‘Star Wars’ characters of all, Obi-Wan Kenobi… both versions! The clip opens with a vision of the Ewan McGregor/prequel incarnation (voiced by James Arnold Taylor), while close to the end, we see the older Alec Guinness/original trilogy version (voiced by Stephen Stanton, who portrayed Admiral Radus in ‘Rogue One’) in the animated flesh.
It appears that this season will be leading up to a rematch between Darth Maul and Obi-Wan, with Maul out for revenge after their fatal duel in ‘The Phantom Menace’.
Other iconic characters shown include Mon Mothma, Grand Moff Tarkin and Saw Gerrera, with Forest Whitaker supplying the voice for his ‘Rogue One’ character. The rest of this season seems to be leading up to the official formation of the Rebel Alliance, which may (or may not) lead into the events of ‘Rogue One’. (Click here to read about the ‘Rebels’ Easter Eggs in ‘Rogue One’.)
The clip also offers some focus on ‘Rebels’ regulars, including Ezra’s evolution as a Jedi and Sabine attempting to convince her mother to join the Rebel Alliance and wielding her new ‘Dark Sabre’.
Check out the new trailer for yourself below:
Here is the official synopsis:
Hope. Revenge. Rebellion. See what’s to come in the rest of Star Wars Rebels Season Three in this thrilling mid-season trailer. The crew returns to Geonosis in search of a missing rebel team sent to investigate suspicious activity there, and they are surprised by what they find. After finding a missing rebel team member, the Ghost crew discovers another surprise on Geonosis, and they work to conceal it from Imperial forces. Forest Whitaker, who stars as Rebel freedom fighter Saw Gerrera in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” provides the voice of the character as he makes his debut on “Star Wars Rebels” this SATURDAY, JANUARY 7 (8:30-9:30 p.m. EST) on Disney XD.
Are you excited to see ‘Star Wars: Rebels’ inching closer to the unfolding film reality?