The Saturday evening lineup for Star Wars Celebration was focused on the animated series, Star Wars Rebels. Along with a brand new trailer for the third season, a major casting announcement was announced.
The Rebels panel featured showrunner Dave Filoni, Sam Witwer (Darth Maul) and Tiya Sircar (Sabine Wren). The panel was complete with a discussion about the show and one major announcement coming out of the panel was that Grand Admiral Thrawn will be joining the series. This will also be the first time that Thrawn will be included in Star Wars canon.
Thrawn first appeared in Heir to the Empire and instantly became a fan favorite. The character will also be getting a new novel, being written by Timothy Zahn.
Watch the trailer for season three here:
Star Wars Rebels returns this fall on Disney XD.
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