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Star Wars Rebels trailer hints at Star Wars The Force Awakens connection

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Most of the “Star Wars” fan-universe is still consumed with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and if you are, you might be interested in a possible connection with the animated series “Star Wars: Rebels”.

Disney XD just released the new mid-season premiere trailer for “Star Wars: Rebels,” and even if you haven’t been watching, it’s worth taking a look if you enjoy Star Wars lore.

Most of the trailer hints at the plot-lines and conclusions that have been building up all season-long on the show, including Ahsoka Tano and Dath Vader’s eventual standoff. If you are completely new to the series, the timeline fits-in between the events of Star Wars Episodes III and IV and the biggest tease of the trailer involves a very uniquely built lightsaber.

The animated series is coming back from its mid-season break on January 20th 2016, Disney will be hosting a few mini-marathons to get fans caught up on the story, which is also available online.

So the big scene that has everyone talking is with Ezra Bridger, shown above holding a cross guard lightsaber. The fun design has only been wielded by one other member of the Star Wars universe, Kylo Ren in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”.

Fans will remember that Ren’s lightsaber wasn’t green, but it could be a connection between the two series. “Star Wars Rebels” might dig deeper into the Knights of Ren than the film did, or explain where the cross-saber came from. There are also rumors and speculation on just who this “Old Master” that everyone is talking about truly is.

Disney definitely put the moment in the trailer to get fans talking, and so far the moment has been a big-hit on social-media.

You can catch the crew of starship Ghost, Jedi Kanan, Hera, Ezra, the “muscle” Zeb, Sabine, and astromech droid Chopper when the show returns later this year.

Star Wars Rebels continues the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga with all-new exciting, action-packed adventures. Set between the events of Star Wars Episodes III and IV, the story unfolds during a dark time when the evil Galactic Empire is tightening its grip of power on the galaxy. Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet and are ruining the lives of its people. The motley but clever crew of the starship Ghost — cowboy Jedi Kanan, ace pilot Hera, street-smart teenager Ezra, the “muscle” Zeb, warrior firebrand Sabine, and cantankerous old astromech droid Chopper — is among a select few who are brave enough to stand against the Empire. Together, they will face threatening new villains, encounter colorful adversaries, embark on thrilling adventures and become heroes with the power to ignite a rebellion.