UPDATE! Star Wars Rebels: Five Episodes Named, New Clip Revealed, Legends Characters Will Return.

Spoiler LothcatStar Wars Rebels producer Dave Filoni has just revealed that a new trailer for the second half of the second season will be arriving soon. In addition, five more episode names for the show have been uncovered.

 

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Given that the show is just about to return, I would say that it is likely that we’ll see the trailer before the weekend is finished – maybe even as early as Friday afternoon. In other news, after the listing of the episode “A Princess On Lothal”, five more episodes of the series have had their names revealed (Jedi-Bibliothek, via Star Wars Post):

 

  • 2×13 “The Protector of Concord Dawn”
  • 2× 14 “Legacy of Lasan” running on 3 February
  • 2 × 15 “The Call” runs on 10 February
  • 2 × 16 “Homecoming” runs on 17 February
  • 2 × 17 “The Honorable Ones” runs on 24 February

Two things of interest can be ascertained from the first two episode names. Concord Dawn is the name of a planet in the Mandalore system, which most likely means that it’s a episode focused on Sabine in some capacity. Likewise, Lasan is the name of the planet that Zeb’s species is from, meaning that the big guy will finally get an episode primarily centered around him. The rest of the names are vague enough that we won’t be able to ascertain what they’re about until synopses are written for them.

 

We’ll be sure to share the trailer here when it hits.

 

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And now, the remaining episode names have apparently leaked on the fan-run Wiki for Star Wars Rebels. Not only that, but all 10 episodes after this week’s episode have been given descriptions. Take these with a grain of salt, but in any case… Potential spoilers ahead!

  • “The Protector of Concord Dawn”: In need of new hyperspace routes due to Imperial pressure, the rebels find a shortcut but must first gain permission to use it.
  • “Legacy of Lasaan”: Zeb faces his past as the rebels unwittingly find a group of Lasats while searching for maps of Wild Space.
  • “The Call”: Ezra is guided by an old Jedi Master in a time of doubt.
  • “Homecoming”: Hera has a tumultuous reunion with her father as the rebellion aids a wayward group of Twi’leks.
  • “The Honorable Ones”: Kanan seeks to complete his Jedi training after discovering a hidden sect of old Jedi guardsman.
  • “Phantom’s Descent”: Sabine and Hera are stranded on a dangerous world after an Imperial convoy attacks their transport.
  • “Flight of Nanogorths”: The rebels stage a break-in to an experimental Imperial weapons factory.
  • “Shadows of the Past”: Ezra, Kanan, and Ahsoka return to the Jedi Temple on Lothal to seek answers about the growing darkness.
  • “Fears of the Future”: After being attacked by the Inquisitors on Lothal, Ezra, Kanan, and Ahsoka head to a Sith temple on the planet Malachor.
  • “Master and Apprentice”: Vader and the Inquisitors face the rebels on Malachor, spawning irreversible consequences.

EDIT: Pablo Hidalgo just debunked this on Twitter. (I’ll leave the descriptions up there – albeit blotted out – in case you wanted to read them anyway.)

 

 

So the only accurate episodes listed are the ones that we mentioned above. Debunking aside, a new clip for the next episode (“A Princess On Lothal”) has just been released:

 

 

Beyond that, there’s also an interesting bit of information revealed by Kanan’s VA Freddie Prinze, Junior on the podcast Talk Is Jericho (1:24:10-1:23-15) regarding the presence of certain characters from the Star Wars Legends continuity:

Freddie Prinze, Junior: The guys that directed and wrote The Clone Wars are the guys that do Rebels. So a lot of characters from Clone Wars – and a lot of Legends characters – get to be in our show, so it’s like “We have Darth Vader, and it’s not a voice match – it’s freakin’ James Earl Jones!”… We’re bringing a lot more characters back to the hardcore fans that they’ll literally love. Many of your EU – Expanded Universe – characters that you thought were dead? They are not dead – they will live once again!

Thanks to RodianFace and the good people on r/StarWarsRebels for that last tip. Stay on target with Star Wars News Net for the latest and greatest stories about the Galaxy Far, Far Away.

 

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Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.

78 thoughts on “UPDATE! Star Wars Rebels: Five Episodes Named, New Clip Revealed, Legends Characters Will Return.

  • January 15, 2016 at 6:50 am
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    I think I’ll go ahead and surprise myself. Honestly… TFA was what I was most worried about. Now that’s it here… I think I can rest a little easier about the future of Star Wars. In other words… not have to dive into every detail.

    • January 15, 2016 at 4:41 pm
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      This. I was so obsessed with every little detail about TFA that I sort of spoiled stuff for myself. Now that I know what the direction is and the tone of the sequel trilogy is, I am with you that I am not going to be digging up every little thing with these next films.

      • January 15, 2016 at 6:15 pm
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        Good luck 😉

      • January 15, 2016 at 9:35 pm
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        I wish I could be strong like you. the second those Episode VIII TY spots start coming out, i know i’ll be all over it.

        • January 15, 2016 at 11:55 pm
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          I will definitely be watching the trailers and tv spots but definitely not reading about any spoilers. I will also unfollow all Star Wars accounts on social media because Han Solo dying in TFA was spoiled for me on an Instagram comment.

  • January 15, 2016 at 8:32 am
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    does 17 equal the finale?

    • January 15, 2016 at 9:52 am
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      20 equals the finale, if you don’t count the “The Siege of Lothal” episode

      • January 15, 2016 at 10:55 am
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        Actually, it should be closer to 22 (that is to say, the season will end on S2E22) if I’m getting my information straight. They said 20 episodes and a movie, and the movie counts for the first 2 episodes (S2E1 and S2E2).

        – Pomojema

        • January 15, 2016 at 2:47 pm
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          Movie?

          • January 15, 2016 at 3:06 pm
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            Siege of Lothal is considered a “movie” like Spark of Rebellion was, I believe.

          • January 15, 2016 at 3:07 pm
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            Ah, thanks for the clarification!

          • January 15, 2016 at 8:17 pm
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            The Siege Of Lothal.

            – Pomojema

  • January 15, 2016 at 9:50 am
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    I think I’ll just watch it briefly, without attention.

    • January 15, 2016 at 10:40 am
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      You’ll fly casual over it? 😀

    • January 15, 2016 at 2:45 pm
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      Keep your distance…but don’t look like you’re tryin’ to keep your distance…

  • January 15, 2016 at 11:59 am
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    It’s interesting, the guy who voiced Kanan also said recently that he thought this trailer showed too much.
    Makes me wonder if Lucasfilm did the trailer, or DisneyXD.

  • January 15, 2016 at 2:35 pm
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    I want to watch the trailer, but I don’t want ANY spoilers. You’d think they’d know that with how well TFA did.

  • January 15, 2016 at 2:43 pm
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    I hope the entire Ghost crew makes it through the rest of season 2. Looking forward to the trailer.

    • January 15, 2016 at 4:32 pm
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      If you mean the core members of the ghost members I think they will make it out of S2. But if you are including Asoka,Rex, and Cmd. Sato…. I am a little more concerned.

      • January 15, 2016 at 5:35 pm
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        yeah I mean Kanan, Hera, Zeb, Sabine, Chopper, and Ezra have to make it into the third season… honestly as much as I don’t want to witness the deaths of Ahsoka and Rex, I know it’s inevitable and I fear it’s impending as in this season (and for story reasons it might be necessary). And Sato is a total wild card, he could go at any time or not and be explained as being offscreen during the OT, who knows.

      • January 19, 2016 at 12:20 pm
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        they cant kill Commander Sato he is like a Backwater MC if anything he will just be injured

        • January 19, 2016 at 1:07 pm
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          We will succeed in bringing Commander Sato to justice.

  • January 15, 2016 at 2:48 pm
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    “The Call” – How cool would a Maz Kanata cameo be? The Rebels go to Takodana and Maz senses that the Force is calling to Ezra in a powerful way, more so than any Jedi she has seen before. I’m just spit balling, but that line from Maz “It’s calling to you…” instantly came to mind when I saw this title and I thought that Rebels would be a perfect place for her to make an appearance.

    • January 15, 2016 at 3:05 pm
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      Hard Case is like a fanboy hero when he says things like this. I’ve wondered if maybe she’d get a scene in the Han Solo movie but I never considered her in our TV cartoon about the early Rebellion before it was even an Alliance. And now I’m wishing for Maz Kanata to show up on REBELS.

      • January 15, 2016 at 9:34 pm
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        Considering that she’s been described officially as “Han’s old mentor” at least a cameo in the spin-off movie is guaranteed.

    • January 15, 2016 at 4:20 pm
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      That would be so awesome! Seeing the TFA characters pop up in more places would really help solidify them in the fanbase, and Maz wouldn’t even feel forced, she can broker information AND tie into ezra’s jedi lore, plus she is over 1000 years old so she would probably look and sound close to her movie appearance.

  • January 15, 2016 at 3:29 pm
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    My only issue with your write up: Sabine is dead, and it is likely the episode will NOT revolve around her as you said… I think this will focus more on the Mandos themselves than anything. We will get to see where they stand after Maul used them.

    • January 15, 2016 at 3:47 pm
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      He was talking about Sabine Wren from the Rebels crew who is also from Mandalore…not Obi-Wan’s old flame,Satine Kryze, from CW.

      • January 15, 2016 at 4:23 pm
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        HA! Yeah, that was a pre-coffee comment. Coupled with the so-much-content-to-digest syndrome…

        • January 15, 2016 at 6:49 pm
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          Oh thank the maker – I’m behind on Rebels and thought I just got majorly spoiled. XD

  • January 15, 2016 at 5:09 pm
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    Long shot but I hope Concord Dawn means we’ll get to see Boba Fett again and what he’s been up to since Clone Wars.

    • January 15, 2016 at 8:14 pm
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      Dave Filoni said he won’t be appearing in this season.

      – Pomojema

      • January 15, 2016 at 8:36 pm
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        Bummer. I’d have liked to see him kill Cad Bane in order to prove he really is the top bounty hunter. They can even throw Jabba in there somewhere.

        • January 15, 2016 at 8:40 pm
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          In all honesty, I would prefer that they wait to establish everything else before they jump into Boba Fett. He *will* eventually make an appearance, yes, but now isn’t quite the time.

          – Pomojema

          • January 15, 2016 at 8:43 pm
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            Probably waiting so that they can tie him into the Han Solo film in season 4 or his own spin-off film down the line.

          • January 19, 2016 at 2:08 pm
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            This is Ahsoka and Mau’sl *death season* no need to waste another character…

  • January 15, 2016 at 7:58 pm
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    I just realised that the phase two helmet in the clone wars has similarities with the rsistance pilot helmet from TFA.

    • January 15, 2016 at 8:38 pm
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      And it rocks! I just posted a new article on it.

      – Pomojema

  • January 19, 2016 at 9:09 am
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    Bring back the Sith race plox! TY! 😀

  • January 19, 2016 at 10:10 am
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    EU characters don’t die. They respawn!

  • January 19, 2016 at 11:45 am
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    anyhow, leia was well animated.

  • January 19, 2016 at 12:21 pm
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    GUY’S do you think we will see a episode just about the pilot’s of Phoenix Squadron I would love that

    • January 19, 2016 at 1:06 pm
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      Highly unlikely.

    • January 19, 2016 at 1:12 pm
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      Yeah highly unlikely but it is a cool idea.

  • January 19, 2016 at 2:20 pm
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    I’m not the theorist guy, but could the cross-guard saber be Revan’s? He was both a sith and a jedi, and Kylo’s helmet resembles his… So why not the blade too? And this would make him exist in canon too.

    • January 19, 2016 at 4:36 pm
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      please make revan canon. my life would be complete.

      • January 19, 2016 at 5:43 pm
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        If deleted scenes counted as canon, he almost appeared as a sith ghost in a TCW episode

        • January 19, 2016 at 10:48 pm
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          They are canon, at least for the movies. Therefore, Revan is canon. Hopefully.

      • January 20, 2016 at 10:13 am
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        They should make him, Malak, and the other Sith canon too while they’re at it. I can only dream if they make a film pertaining to that time period that was based off of KOTOR. I’m seriously crossing my fingers and hoping it gets announced at Star Wars Celebration one of these years.

        • January 20, 2016 at 9:18 pm
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          next trilogy: KOTOR trilogy. PLEASE.

          • January 20, 2016 at 10:32 pm
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            Either that or an anthology film. They have to explore that time period since they basically wiped out all that out from canon. What would be great would be to introduce old characters from that time period into the new stuff. Like Rebels and Episode 8 or beyond. Then when you introduce them and give a little history, make a film introducing these new characters. If I worked at Lucasfilm, this is what I would do. Excite the fans with little mentions of Revan, then introduce him in a film around the KOTOR era. I’m like you. I believe Star Wars will go to episode 12. Jedi Council seems to think so. But after that, a new trilogy like you mentioned in the KOTOR time period. That would be awesome. I really don’t know how far they can expand the franchise past 12 until they have more stories to tell. Remember, this is a forever franchise, so anything is possible and the possibilities on what they can do and explore are endless. Until they make it official in a future D23 or Star Wars Celebration, I can only hope, dream and speculate. I hope we’re not disappointed.

          • January 21, 2016 at 3:49 am
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            i agree, a lifetime of anthology films is a given. i think it’d be great if they introduce old concepts into anthology films that really catch on with audiences, and then those films eventually get expanded into trilogies. Star Wars is magic in a trilogy. i think the saga films will continue even beyond episode 12, but having an entire galaxy at our fingertips should at least allow for SOME kotor material.

    • January 19, 2016 at 6:26 pm
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      Don’t spoil it for me, but I just finally got KotR on Steam. Not sure how many different KotR games there are but its the one where you start off on a ship being attacked by the Sith I think. Is this the game Revan is from? I’ve heard so many good things about KotR, just want to make sure I’m playing the right game.

      • January 19, 2016 at 7:39 pm
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        Darth Revan is a character that appeared in videogames, novels, comics and everywhere. I never played the videogames, I’ve read Drew Karpyshyn’s TOR novel. I remember there was a comic series named KoTR, but If I’m right it didn’t feature Revan. Not sure that the videogame with the same name has anything to do with that comic series.

      • January 19, 2016 at 7:49 pm
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        Yes, the first appearance of Revan is in that game

  • January 19, 2016 at 3:27 pm
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    Even though the leaked descriptions have been debunked by Hidalgo, they sound very plausible. I thought the mention of Malachor was interesting. TFA Visual Dictionary does mention that Kylo Ren’s lightsaber was based on an ancient design dating back thousands of years to the Great Scourge of Malachor. It would make sense for Ezra to find that crossguard saber in the trailer at this location.

    I’m very intrigued and excited about FPJ’s comment on the Legends characters. It looks like the second half of this season will be tying in some Old Repuplic era Sith and Jedi lore. We know the “Hundred Year Darkness” (an era that in Legends followed the Second Great Schism of the Jedi Order where a group of Dark Jedi were exiled and eventually came to rule over the ancient Sith race as gods giving rise to the “Sith” as we know them) was mentioned in the canonical Star Wars comic series.

    I have a feeling that along with these historic events being pulled into canon, other characters from that era will be mentioned along with the lore, and possibly might even make appearances through visions and/or spiritual manifestations. I would love to see names like Revan and Malak dropped eventually. Or even go back further than that to Sith lords such as Marka Ragnos, Naga Sadow, or Exar Kun. Can’t wait for what’s in store.

    • January 19, 2016 at 10:47 pm
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      I just want that holocron to be Revan’s. That’s all I want.

    • January 20, 2016 at 10:05 am
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      I’d love for Revan and Malak and all those characters that were introduced in KOTOR to become canon. Either way, you have to think that they are no longer canon, that Disney will dwelve into that time period at some point. Either through books, comics, tv or movies. That’s a part of lore that many people are not familiar with including me so for the creative minds behind Star Wars, this is a great opportunity to explore the Jedi/Sith lore since they were (explained?) in KOTOR. I only write a question with explained since I never played it, but know of characters like Malak and Revan through websites dedicated to Star Wars or YouTube. It would be my dream if they announce something in that era. Jedi, Sith and light sabers are probably one of the things I love about Star Wars in general! Make it so Disney, KK and company!

  • January 19, 2016 at 5:54 pm
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    So excited about the possibility of legends characters returning! Would be awesome to have cameos or mentions of fan favorites

  • January 19, 2016 at 6:35 pm
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    So… “Protector of Concord Dawn” didn’t ring any Boba Fett-related bells for anyone? I guess nobody else has read “The Last One Standing.” A shame.

    • January 19, 2016 at 8:32 pm
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      I think Filoni confirmed no Boba Fett this season…so unless he’s lying, I wouldn’t expect him until season 3 or later.

      • January 19, 2016 at 10:45 pm
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        I wouldn’t surprised if we see him in a cameo, albeit a bit younger.

  • January 19, 2016 at 9:18 pm
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    PLAGUEIS PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE

    • January 19, 2016 at 10:45 pm
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      If only.

  • January 19, 2016 at 11:07 pm
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    So aside from the title of this article, I don’t see the use of legends characters mentioned at all…

    • January 20, 2016 at 2:22 am
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      Look at that Freddie Prinze, Jr. quote near the bottom of the page.

      • January 20, 2016 at 6:48 am
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        Swear to god that wasn’t there before, just read it now though. Maybe my phone wasn’t loading the whole article at first? Anyways that’s really awesome to hear! Like others have been saying, I’d love Kyle katarn to be canon again… Even if stealing the Death Star plans won’t be for him, as long as he’s in the same universe I’ll be damn happy!

        • January 20, 2016 at 3:04 pm
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          Probably.

  • January 20, 2016 at 12:36 am
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    Kyle Katarn please!!!!

  • January 20, 2016 at 2:03 am
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    Just picked up the second Visual Guide and it’s even better the first. Some great visuals in it too.

    • January 20, 2016 at 2:22 am
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      What visual guide?

      • January 20, 2016 at 3:15 am
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        The Rebels one. Same deal as the TFA one but it’s called something else. Cheaper too. Good deal.

  • January 20, 2016 at 10:28 am
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    I’m a huge fan of Star Wars and started to read what most users are thinking after reading this article. A lot of users mentioned Revan and the EU which I did not read or was never introduced. I consider myself to be a big fan, but I never got into it nor did I ever play the KOTOR video games since they were on PC.

    What is the probability that Revan appears in either a tv show or a film? How about Malak? Or the other Sith and Jedi warriors that were brought into existence in either the EU or KOTOR since I know the game dealt a lot with Jedi/Sith history.

    I also have a theory about Snoke. Please bear with me here. What if Snoke is Ezra turned evil? Maybe Rebels is his origin story? Not sure if this theory is out there, but that mid-season premiere trailer for Rebels hints that the dark side is calling out to Ezra. I guess we’ll have to wait until Episode VIII or IX. As far as rebels is concerned, how many seasons do you guys believe it was intended to have? I know they said the show is 5 before A New Hope, so maybe 5? Obviously, that depends on ratings, but from what I’ve read, the show is doing pretty well that it got a 3rd season. I don’t watch the show live (don’t have the channel), but I do follow the show and I did buy season 1.

    And about Boba Fett? Do you guys believe he’s alive after the Sarlac Pitt? In Aftermath, his armor was retrieved. I’m hoping his story isn’t done yet and somehow comes back into the fold. He was a cool character so seeing him again would be great for all the people who thought Boba Fett was a total badass.

    Would love to hear/read your thoughts!

    • January 20, 2016 at 11:39 am
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      I believe there is a chance we could see some of the Old Republic content in the form of an anthology film at some point, but really as it is that’s just speculation. That said, i consider the original Kotor to be one of the greatest games ever made, and highly recommend you give it a shot!

      Also, Ezra being Snoke is an interesting theory, but I don’t think that’s the case. I could be wrong about that as well, but I feel like while both the films and this show are canon, I don’t think their going to go out of their way to link the sequel trilogy with an animated tv show.

      As far as Boba Fett, I do recall hearing from someone, that Boba Fett has survived the Sarlacc in the new canon, I want to say it was someone from the story group, but I can’t for the life of me remember. If rumors of a Boba Fett spin off are true though, that could feasibly take place after Return of the Jedi…

      • January 20, 2016 at 6:31 pm
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        Ezra being Snoke is something we probably won’t see happen yet in the show if he is indeed Snoke. I believe that if this is true, he will be revealed after the movie decides to reveal it. Remember that these guys in Star Wars collaborate and work together, so this is probably something that they thought about before even the show aired its first season. But I don’t know though. If he happens to be Ezra, I feel like it’ll be fan service since not everyone watches Rebels. Sort of how Wexley from Aftermath was a character in TFA.

        The Old Republic is an interesting time period in Star Wars and I believe a lot of people, from what I read, are big fans of thanks to KOTOR. It would be a missed opportunity if they don’t explore this time period in whatever medium. At least that’s what I think. The game has so many cool character designs that are cool in their own right. And so much history to be explored. The idea is something I get super excited about. Maybe one of these years, an anthology film gets announced during that time period like you said. If it is on the table, it’ll probably be announced in a future D23 or Star Wars Celebration. I’ll make sure I pay attention to those two events in the future. Since both haven’t happened this year, it’s always us Star Wars fans can look forward to and keep our hopes alive. Time will tell.

        If Boba Fett is still alive, like I hope he is as well as other fans, seeing him again (an Original Trilogy character) appear in this new trilogy or beyond episode IX, would be so cool. Darth Vader, Obi Wan, Yoda, etc would have the same cool factor that a Boba Fett would have only because they are synonymous with the Star Wars brand and because they are legacy characters.

        I’m also interested in seeing what role Darth Maul will have this season and beyond. Granted if he survives past this season. He was such a cool character in episode 1, so to see him return, again, is a treat. Hopefully he has a cool story arc.

        And Geonosis. What role does that have? Maybe we’ll see destroyed ship parts or evidence of a battle that occurred long ago since this is basically where the Clone Wars began. Any Clone Wars reference, and to history of past events that happened, is always a cool nod and a cool way to show fans that everything is connected and happening in a single continuity. My greatest wish regarding Rebels and Clone Wars tv show is if they integrate some of the popular TV characters into the movies. A thing Agents of Shield hasn’t done well yet. Maybe Kanan, Ezra, Hera, Zeb, Chopper, Sabine, etc. We all assume they’re going to get killed off eventually, but what if some just disappear into hiding? Would love to see that.

        And talking about TV, what ever happened to Cad Bane? Bring him into the movies if he’s still alive!

  • January 20, 2016 at 2:47 pm
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    I wonder if our trip to Geonosis this season is going to show us how the Empire sterilized it, which was described when Aphra and Vader go there between ANH & ESB.

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