‘Star Wars Rebels’ Mid-Season Trailer Brings Familiar Faces

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There is so much goodness buried inside this mid-season trailer, I still don’t think I’ve properly digested it. First, let me take a quick step back and remind you that the mid-season premiere of Star Wars: Rebels (my favorite Star Wars) is this Saturday, January 7th. There will be two back-to-back episodes, “Ghosts of Geonosis, Parts One and Two,” at 8:30-9:30 p.m. EST on Disney XD.

Forest Whitaker, who stars as Rebel freedom fighter Saw Gerrera in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, will be voicing the character as he makes his debut on Star Wars Rebels. We also see the return of the Mandalorians (including Sabine’s mom), Bail Organa, Mon Mothma, the Rebel Fleet (a slightly smaller version of the one that shows up in Rogue One), and Obi-Wan Kenobi (not only as a hologram but in an apparent face off with Darth Maul)!

The most exciting part for me? Not only seeing Sabine learning to use the dark saber (recently found in the Nightsisters’ temple), fighting with an electro-whip and shield (very Wonder Woman-esque), but she also does battle wielding a green lightsaber! It is most definitely Ezra’s lightsaber, whatever that may mean for Ezra.

It looks like Star Wars Rebels is barreling towards Rogue One at quite a clip–too quickly for my tastes. But only because I love Star Wars Rebels so much. I do love seeing Rebels tie more and more in with the films even if it does mean the end is coming quicker than I want it to. Are you a Star Wars Rebels fan? What are you most excited about for the rest of the season? For more of my Rebels love, check out the Kanan cosplay I’m working on!

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