Lucasfilm has done a lot of great things (and some not-so-great things) ever since Disney purchased the company in 2012. Standing pretty high above many of the other accomplishments in the Disney era of Star Wars is the animated series Star Wars Rebels. From the very beginning, it has proved to be outstanding storytelling in a galaxy far, far away, animated or otherwise. Sadly, the series is coming to a close, but we still have one more season to look forward to. Now, Disney and Lucasfilm have released a brand new trailer for Star Wars Rebels Season 4.
"'This is how a rebellion starts... Let's go.' The final season of #StarWarsRebels blasts off on Monday, October 16th! @starwars"
This new trailer is just a minute in length, but it is more than enough to get fans even more excited for the start of this final season. Many of the shots in this trailer are just extended bits of what we've seen before, but they provide some more context. It's becoming very clear that Lucasfilm is keeping things locked down pretty tight and doesn't want to spoil anything before it actually happens. They've actually gone so far as to say that the Star Wars Rebels series finale is "top secret."
Emmy Award-winning executive producer Dave Filoni created Star Wars Rebels and has asserted himself as one of the great creative minds guiding Star Wars storytelling in the new age. Between Star Wars Rebels, and his work on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, he has proved he knows this universe incredibly well. Star Wars Rebels' voice cast includes Freddie Prinze Jr. as Kanan, Vanessa Marshall as Hera, Steve Blum as Zeb, Tiya Sircar as Sabine, Taylor Gray as Ezra, Dee Bradley Baker as Captain Rex, David Oyelowo as Kallus, and Lars Mikkelsen as Grand Admiral Thrawn. This season will also see Warwick Davis join the cast as Rukh, Admiral Thrawn's trusty, deadly assassin.
We do know that we won't be seeing a retelling of the events of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story through the eyes of the Ghost crew, but we are going to lead right up to the events of that movie. But the fates of the characters we've come to know and love are in the balance. Is Ezra going to go to the Dark Side? Is Kanan going to bite the dust? Will Grand Admiral Thrawn make it out alive so we can see him in a live-action movie someday?
Star Wars Rebels season 4 debuts on October 15 on Disney XD with the two-part episode Heroes of Mandalore. Many of the episodes this season are airing back-to-back, so Lucasfilm isn't planning on dragging this out. Be sure to check out the brand new trailer for Star Wars Rebels season 4, courtesy of Disney XD, for yourself below.