‘Star Wars Rebels’ Trailer Reveals Interesting New ‘Force Awakens’ Connection

By January 15, 2016

After taking a break during its Winter hiatus, Star Wars Rebels is set to resume the rest of its second season in just a few short days, entering into its new post-Force Awakens phase as a Star Wars series. The last we saw of Ezra and the rest of the Ghost crew though, the young Jedi appentice had finally learned the fate of his parents, and felt that pull to the Dark Side of the Force we Star Wars fans are all too familiar with at this point.

It looks like the rest of this season is going to take advantage of the revelations in The Force Awakens the best it can too, despite taking place in the time period between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, as a new teaser for the back half of season two reveals a quick shot of Ezra igniting a cross-guard lightsaber that looks very similar to Kylo Ren’s in Episode VII.

The trailer itself is packed to the brim with new reveals and teases that are sure to make any Star Wars fan giddy with excitement though. Check it out below (via EW):

So much to talk about, so little time.

I am also going to go ahead and recommend that you freeze the trailer at about the 02:24 time and I think you’ll come to the conclusion that Ezra’s mysterious Sith “old master” could very well be a returning Darth Maul. The voice even sounds a little bit like Sam Witwer’s version of the character from The Clone Wars, and while nothing has been confirmed, it would certainly make sense for Maul to return to the story again in such a grand and impactful fashion. What better way than to try and turn Ezra to the Dark Side?

The trailer also teases quite a bit of Ahsoka’s storyline moving forward, and we even get our first glimpse at the thing we’ve been waiting all season to see – the reunion of Ahsoka Tano and Anakin Skywalker a.k.a. Darth Vader. That likely doesn’t bode well for Ahsoka’s future in Rebels either, but I don’t think I’ve been the only one excited to see how Dave Filoni and the rest of the Rebels team are planning on handling their inevitable battle here. With Ezra’s morality being tested and Vader back in the picture (as well as a returning Yoda), it looks like we can expect great things from the rest of Star Wars Rebels.

Star Wars Rebels season 2 will return on January 20th on Disney XD.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable
  • phnxgrl

    What an awesome second half coming up!