The new season of Star Wars Rebels looks to take a major step forward with the addition of Grand Admiral Thrawn, and a new trailer shows the big bad causing all kinds of problems for the crew of the Ghost.
The rebellion is getting a whole lot bigger in Season 3, with higher stakes and even more space battle shenanigans (and an older, stronger Ezra). Thrawn, a fan favorite baddie from the expanded universe -- first introduced in Timothy Zahn's 1991 book Heir to the Empire -- will be making the jump into the new canon. Last season introduced Darth Vader, and if anyone could follow him up, it’d be Thrawn. He's a master tactician, and looks ready to wreak some havoc this fall.
Here’s the synopsis for the new season:
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 September 24 on Disney XD.
Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think: