It is the moment every fan of Star Wars: Rebels has been waiting for. It’s the return of ‘Thrawn‘ in Star Wars: Rebels. In the latest promo we get our first glimpse of the blue baddie, which you can check out in the player below and then sound off with your thoughts AFTER THE JUMP. Star Wars: Rebels kicks off its new season on DisneyXD on September 24th.
Showrunner Dave Filoni had a chat with io9 at Star Wars Celebration about the upcoming season of Rebels, discussing the return of Grand Admiral Thrawn and the future of the series.
One of the big issues with bringing back such a major character like Thrawn is the fact that he doesn’t play a part in the Original Trilogy. It’s a notable absence, especially since Thrawn was/is the greatest admiral in the Imperial fleet. Filoni has it figured out, though:
We need to know what our end game is for this character, [and] I think [that] is exciting. You go through a number of questions. ‘Does he survive? Does he not survive?’ We’ve been the architects of that as we’ve been going. I think we have a nice path figured out for Mr. Thrawn. I wouldn’t bring him back lightly without that plan.