Star Wars Rebels Dave Filoni and select members of the voice cast are on hand for the Rebels Season 4 Panel today at Star Wars Celebration Orlando. Joining Filoni on the panel were the show’s principal cast, including Freddie Prinze Jr., Taylor Gray, Vanessa Marshall, Tiya Sircar and Steven Blum. The panel is streaming live now on the Star Wars YouTube Channel.
During the panel, Filoni confirmed that, after pressuring Filoni at last year’s Celebration in London, Warwick Davis will be joining the voice cast for Rebels season 4. At just 11-years-old, Davis played the Ewok Wicket in Return of the Jedi. He has since appeared The Phantom Menace, The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, in various roles. He also known for his roles as Professor Flitwick and Griphook in the Harry Potter franchise.
After the confirmation, Davis joined the panel on stage and Filoni revealed that Davis will be voicing Rukh, Thrawn’s personal bodyguard who was first introduced in Timothy Zahn’s 1991 novel Heir to the Empire, in which Thrawn was also introduced. Rukh is a Noghri warrior who later served as an assassin for Thrawn.
Our own Nathaniel Brail was on hand in the room for the Rebels Season 4 panel. He shared the following image of Rukh:
— Nate Brail @ SWCO (@NateBrail) April 15, 2017
Grand Admiral Thrawn (voiced by Lars Mikkelsen), a fan favorite from the old canon (now referred to as Legends), joined Star Wars Rebels last season and was a big hit. It’s super exciting to see more characters and stuff from Legends joining the new Star Wars canon, especially anything from any of Zahn’s phenomenal novels. It’s also great that this franchise continues to honor the legacy of the series by bringing back fan favorite performers like Davis.
Expect to hear more Star Wars Rebels news as the weekend continues. And be sure to check back right here on Heroic Hollywood for all of our Star Wars and Star Wars Rebels coverage from this year’s Star Wars Celebration.
Star Wars Rebels will return for its fourth season this fall on Disney XD.
10 Best Moments From The ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Teaser Trailer
The wait is finally over, folks. The first trailer for the eagerly-anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi premiered at Star Wars Celebration Orlando to rapturous applause. Now that the world has been given an official first look at what happens following the events of The Force Awakens, let’s rundown through 10 of the best moments from this incredible trailer.
These moments will range from what new story details have been revealed to just plain exciting moments of cinematic wonder that only a film series like Star Wars can conjure up. So without further ado, let’s rundown 10 highlights from this new trailer.