Dave Filoni Teases “Big Time Explanations and Reveals” in Star Wars: Rebels Season 4!

The premiere of the much anticipated final season of Star Wars Rebels is finally here(YAY!?!?) and in a new interview with Nerdist, Dave Filoni teases where the Ghost Crew are heading. With 16 episodes and so many questions still left unanswered some fans might be worried that there might not be time to get all the answers. If the answers from Filoni are to be believed, we have zero to worry about.



When asked about which storyline he’s the most excited for the fans to see he said,


“That’s a hard one. I don’t want this season to be one answer after another, but I wanted to make sure there are things we’ve set up that we pay off and that you feel you got some answers.



It sounds like the season will have a nice flow and won’t have a set checklist of answers that they’ll just cross of as the season goes on. It’ll move around and we’ll get the answers eventually throughout the course of the season. Filoni goes into full on tease mode when he not only teases specific plot points like Ahsoka, and what will happen to the Ghost Crew, he takes it to the nth degree.


“There are some big time explanations and reveals that are unlike anything we’ve done, and there are also other levels of weirdness that I’ve added to make up for that fact.”


That line alone should get any fan excited for what’s coming this upcoming season. Sure, this could be him trying to garner more excitement for the series but I feel like he’s usually a little bit more coy even when what they’re working on is incredible. We still have no idea what happened to Ahsoka, will Kanan die, will Ezra die, for that matter what happens to everyone else? There are so many questions that we just don’t know yet and to hear Filoni say there will be big time reveals and will be unlike anything we’ve seen is incredibly exciting.



We can’t forget about the villains either, and Thrawn is back and the dynamic between him and Governor Pryce seems to be changing.


“In a lot of ways, Pryce thinks that she brought Thrawn in, so Thrawn works for her, but she’s completely underestimating this guy, because he never sees it that way. You really get in season four that she answers to him. Everything that was hers on Lothal, and everything she thinks she had control of is now under Thrawn’s direct command,”


Planting the seeds for a possible betrayal? The return to Lothal is imminent and at the end of the day, Lothal is still her home. Will Pryce see Thrawn’s rise and his control of her home as a slap in the face to her command? A rise that she had a direct hand in making sure happened. All this will certainly become clear as the final season goes on. Take a look at the whole interview, it’s well worth it here. Now I’m off to go watch the first episode Heroes of Mandalore!



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21 thoughts on “Dave Filoni Teases “Big Time Explanations and Reveals” in Star Wars: Rebels Season 4!

  • October 16, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Better be more answers than weirdness. Dave is already too ambiguous and tight with closure.

      • October 16, 2017 at 10:48 pm

        Yeah, he is more of the overall lead on all animation now. But I’m sure he is still heavily involved. He seems to say as much.

  • October 16, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    I’m glad they seem to be focusing on Pryce a bit more, she’s quite an underrated villain in my opinion.

    Also, The Emperor is rumored to make an appearance so i hope this turns out to be true and i feel like Vader needs to have a big part to play this time around (hopefully he kills someone important:).

    But my biggest question is what the hell is Ahsoka’s involvement this season? Dave has been very ominous when questioned about her fate and i just hope her story gets the strong and fitting conclusion that it deserves, she’s without doubt one of the best Star Wars characters.

    I’m both excited and sad about this final season of Rebels, interested to see what happens and what the next animation project will be.

  • October 16, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    Unless the next Disney/Star Wars animation project revolves around Ahsoka, I kinda see Filoni bowing out from Lucasfilm soon, and perhaps re-teaming with George Lucas himself to create something new and original (Non Star Wars).

    Just a thought.

  • October 16, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    After reading the thrawn novel I’m a bit confused why Pryce thinks thrawn is her pawn. She saw first hand that he pretty much does what he likes regardless of what his superiors say.

    • October 16, 2017 at 10:28 pm

      I think this season was written and voiced two years in advance. So, as usual, continuity slipped through the cracks.

      • October 16, 2017 at 10:53 pm

        Actually, Thrawn was brought to Rebels before Zahn was brought back to write the book and I’m sure that Dave had the book in his hands before it was even published. At the end of the novel, Pryce actually does think that she she won Thrawn over to her side with her offer to guide him politically and smooth the wrinkles he makes. She thinks they have a quid pro quo relationship. She will learn better it seems in this season.

        • October 16, 2017 at 11:00 pm

          That was exactly my point — the show was written way before the book. I have zero interest in the blue man, so I can’t attest to the contents of the book.

          • October 16, 2017 at 11:09 pm

            The third season was, fourth was written concurrently with it.

          • October 16, 2017 at 11:17 pm

            I could be wrong, but I heard that Katie Sackoff recorded her dialogue two years ago. Was “Thrawn” written that far in advance?

          • October 16, 2017 at 11:20 pm

            Last autumn she said she recorded something, before season three, but after Thrawn was announced at SW Celebration 2016.

          • October 16, 2017 at 11:48 pm

            I suppose the math jives.

        • October 16, 2017 at 11:05 pm

          She pretty much forced thrawn to get involved. And again, she saw first hand that he was a wild card.

          • October 16, 2017 at 11:07 pm

            My point is that she thinks she can handle him because he agreed to get involved. She’ll learn that being smart and being smart like Thrawn are vastly different things.

        • October 16, 2017 at 11:02 pm

          If I were him (being Thrawn’s creator), I wouldn’t really care about matching things up with a cartoon re-interpreting his character.

  • October 16, 2017 at 11:36 pm

    Is the DisneyXD app not working for anyone else? Trying to watch the premiere and no dice.

  • October 17, 2017 at 2:32 am

    Not a big fan of the debut episodes… it all felt like they wanted to get them out of the way. Well maybe they did. So hopefully the rest are better from here on out!

  • October 17, 2017 at 7:26 am

    Unlike the Clone Wars, Rebels has gotten worse with each new season. Terrible episodes 1 & 2 of season 4. The pacing and dialog is horrendous, the Mandalorian plot is totally forgettable and uninteresting, the new characters (like Sabine’s father) are flat, and it contains the same frustratingly stupid moments as usual, such as Ezra going haywire with the jetpack. And my God, I almost forgot the dramatic sad ending of episode 1 (with sad silent ending!) that turned out to be a fake-out! One of the rare genuine moments yanked out from under the story.

    I wish they’d wrap up the entire season in one marathon session so we can move on from this mess.

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