The third season of Star Wars Rebels is nearly upon us, and Disney XD has released a brand-new clip (via the good folks at IGN) from the premiere episode, titled “Steps Into Shadow.” Which, as you'll see below, may be an appropriate title.
Last season ended on an epic, dramatic note, with Darth Maul having blinded Ezra’s Jedi Master, Kanan; Ahsoka facing off with Darth Vader and now being presumed dead; and Ezra opening a Sith holocron, having been coaxed by the dastardly Darth Maul. Our young Padawan is becoming more powerful, and the lure of the Dark Side is getting stronger. Will he turn?
Check out what happens when Ezra decides to use the Force on an AT-ST and some Imperial stormtroopers when he, Sabine, Zeb and the pirate Hondo are cornered. Hint: It's pretty awesome.
Season 2 may have seen the return of Darth Maul, but Season 3 will see the grand entrance of Grand Admiral Thrawn into the official Star Wars canon. Can't wait!
“Having established a secret base on Atollon, the Ghost crew, now led by a more powerful Ezra, strengthens the rebel fleet by acquiring new resources and recruits eager to stand against the Empire. However, the Imperial efforts to eliminate the rebellion are now being led by the coldly analytical Grand Admiral Thrawn, whose strategic, tactical, and cultural insights make him a threat unlike any they have faced before. In Season Three, Ezra and Sabine take on new roles and challenges as the rebels prepare for their biggest mission yet — a direct assault on the Empire.”
Season 3 of Star Wars Rebels premieres on Sept. 24 on Disney XD.