‘Star Wars Rebels’: Dave Filoni Hints At Hidden Villain

Star Wars Rebels ThrawnStar Wars Rebels has had no shortage of villains over the course of its run, and now Dave Filoni hints at a possible new menace.

Dave Filoni sat down with the Daily News to discuss the show and some of its influences. When asked about the villains who will be pursuing the Ghost crew this season, Filoni confirmed that Grand Admiral Thrawn would continue to be the head-menace, but that there could be someone else lurking too:

“He’s still the one that is watching for them and that they’re running from and their main competitor. Which is different, we’ve never done that over two seasons before…There may some other villains more arch than him, hiding somewhere … we’ll have to wait and see.”

Of course, it is possible he is talking about Darth Vader, who has played a secondary role as a background villain over the course of the series. With Maul dead and the Emperor confirmed to be not appearing this season, another option could be the Noghri warrior Rukh, who was a character from the Thrawn trilogy. Filoni says:

“I mean some things will always have to be a little bit different because of the story we’re telling, but he is very much a devilish assassin.”

Star Wars Rebels features the voices of Freddie Prinze Jr. as Kanan Jarrus, Taylor Gray as Ezra Bridger, Vanessa Marshall as Hera Syndulla, Tiya Sircar as Sabine Wren, Steven Blum as Zeb Orrelios, David Oyelowo as Agent Kallus, Dee Bradley Baker as Rex, Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma, Keone Young as Commander Sato, Stephen Stanton as AP-5, Ashley Eckstein as Ahsoka Tano, Forest Whitaker as Saw Gerrera, Lars Mikkelsen as Grand Admiral Thrawn and Warwick Davis as Ruhk.

Star Wars Rebels airs Mondays on Disney XD.

Source: Daily News

5 Ways ‘The Last Jedi’ Links To Greater ‘Star Wars’ Canon

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Star Wars The Last JediStar Wars: The Last Jedi is right around the corner. The film is the next chapter in the ongoing Skywalker saga. It’s also unique in the Star Wars films as it is the first one to be an immediate sequel to its predecessor. But that does not mean there won’t be plenty of Easter eggs for fans of the greater Star Wars canon to pick up on and enjoy.

One of the biggest criticisms about the previous Star Wars canon, now dubbed Legends, is that ancillary material never connected. Since Disney has taken over and the establishment of the Star Wars Story Group, that has all changed. The modus operandi has been to have everything connect but not in an intrusive way– one that feels more natural to reward the more hardcore fans as well as to intrigue new fans.

Here are 5 ways The Last Jedi links to greater Star Wars canon. Click Next to get started!

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  • In Brightest Day

    Some sort of “phantom” menace, you say?