Star Wars Rebels Season 3: Everything You Need to Know

Published on 8/7/16 by Craig Smith

Update 9/21/16:  We have yet another Star Wars Rebels Season 3 trailer to get us revved up for Saturday’s premiere (8:30pm ET/PT, DisneyXD):

In this clip from Star Wars Rebels Season Three, Hera and Ezra go undercover. But the captain of the Ghost crew unwittingly gains the attention of a high-ranking Imperial: Grand Admiral Thrawn.

Update 9/12/16: We have another Star Wars Rebels Season 3 clip to hold us over until its debut on Saturday, September 24th. Have a look:

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Quick Update 9/11/16: Jedi News has an interesting Star Wars Rebels Season 3 update today. They are reporting that Katee Sackoff will be joining the Rebels cast this season. Sackoff voiced Bo Katan in Clone Wars, which will presumably add another alumni to Rebels.

Update 9/9/16: And we have another new trailer teaser for Star Wars Rebels Season 3 is out and it shows a bit more of Ezra’s more polished Jedi skills. The title is “Mind Trick- Steps into Shadow” and clearly between the footage and the title, Ezra is flirting quite a bit with the Dark Side of the Force this season….

The Star Wars Rebels Season 3 premiere, “Steps Into Shadow,” on Saturday, September 24, at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD.

Update 9/2/16: We have a new Star Wars Rebels Season Three trailer and this time we get a better look at the role Grand Admiral Thrawn will be playing in the series. Have a look:

Update 8/8/16: Star gives us a bit more insight into the Rebels Season 3 storyline with this quick synopsis:

Having established a secret base on Atollon, the Ghost crew, now led by a more powerful Ezra, strengthens the rebel fleet by acquiring new resources and recruits eager to stand against the Empire.  However, the Imperial efforts to eliminate the rebellion are now being led by the coldly analytical Grand Admiral Thrawn, whose strategic, tactical, and cultural insights make him a threat unlike any they have faced before. In Season Three, Ezra and Sabine take on new roles and challenges as the rebels prepare for their biggest mission yet — a direct assault on the Empire.

Original Post 8/7/16: With the exciting and shocking way season 2 of Star Wars Rebels ended, it is not surprising that season 3 is as heavily anticipated as it is. Here is everything we know so far…

Grand Admiral Thrawn

Star Wars Rebels Season 3 will premiere this fall on Disney XD. It will include a new character that should be familiar to most hardcore Star Wars fans- Grand Admiral Thrawn. Thrawn was the head villain in Timothy Zahn’s popular Star Wars book series form the early 1990’s.

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As with other book-only characters, Thrawn was essentially erased from official Star Wars cannon when Disney purchased the franchise. Inclusion in Rebels will finally make him official and it appears he will be playing a key role in this season of Rebels.

Teaser Trailer

Here is the official Star Wars Rebels Season 3 trailer:

From the trailer, we can deduce the following quick items:

  • Darth Maul will return, but his role is unclear.
  • Ezra has short hair (normally, that wouldnt be something I’d note, but in Star Wars world, almost everything has meaning.
  • Wedge Antilles makes his debut, but as a Tie Fighter pilot (will he be having a Finn-like epiphany?)
  • We will see Y-Wings for the first time
  • Kana is still blind
  • Scout Troopers (Biker Scouts) appear to be making their debut

Stay tuned, I will be updating this post as often as I can dig up more details!