Disney XD released the new trailer for the mid-season premiere of “Star Wars Rebels: Season 3” and it’s a fantastic one. The trailer has a ton of teases and clues for Star Wars fans to find, including the return of one of the most famous Jedi in the galaxy.
If you have been following along in the ‘Rebels’ storyline, then you know both Ezra and Maul are looking for Obi-Wan Kenobi, and it seems he returns in the back-half of the new season. The trailer also hints at the Death Star, which is being designed around this time, and would tie-in perfectly with the newly released film “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”. The new episodes will also feature the animated Saw Gerrera, who was played by Forest Whitaker in the latest live-action installment.
Not only do we have Obi-Wan Kenobi and Saw Gerrera back in action, the Darksaber is also a key plot-point in the new episodes. The last time we saw the iconic weapon was when Sabine stole it from Maul, and it could have a huge link to Sabine’s past if rumors about Sabine’s parents are true.
Many believe that Sabine is the secret daughter of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Duchess Satine Kryze, the former leader of the New Mandalorians and the planet Mandalore during the Clone Wars. Maul killed Satine in-front of Kenobi to exact revenge on him, and now her potential daughter is returning to Mandalore with the Darksaber weapon. It’s believed that Satine later grows up to be the mother of ‘Rey’ from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” making Rey the granddaughter of Obi-Wan Kenobi all along. Of course it does seem that Sabine’s mother might be named in the new episodes, which would destroy the idea all together outside of a secret-pact made with the women who raised Sabine. Those rumors aside, what we do know about ‘Rebels’ season 3 is still amazing.
We have the first formation of ‘The Alliance,’ which will later be the resistance movement that fights the Empire in “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope,” and a ton of famous faces show up throughout the trailer. We also see Obi-Wan Kenobi on Tatooine, the planet he resides on in solitude, to protect and watch over young Luke Skywalker. You can watch the trailer below, from the Disney XD YouTube page.
“Star Wars Rebels” is set to return on Saturday, January 7, at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD. The show is set between the events of Star Wars Episodes III and IV, and the story unfolds during a time when the evil Galactic Empire is tightening its grip of power on the galaxy.
“Rebels” follows the crew of the ghost; Jedi Kanan, pilot Hera, Jedi/Padawan Ezra, Zeb, Sabine, and the old astromech droid Chopper.