Ezra has a new lightsaber and a new look in first Star Wars Rebels Season 3 clip

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Jul 14, 2016, 10:01 AM EDT

The first clip from Season 3 of Star Wars: Rebels has been unleashed in time for the upcoming Star Wars Celebration kicking off in two days, with the Rebels panel taking place on Saturday.

Released as part of Disney’s The Star Wars Show and kicking off at around the 3:40 mark, the extended clip (it's over two minutes long), introduced by executive producer and director Dave Feloni, features Ezra, Sabine, Chopper and Zeb on a mission to rescue Hondo and one of his smuggler pals.

As you can see, Ezra now sports a brand-new lightsaber, haircut, and a new take-charge attitude to go with it. When Hondo asks: “Is that really Ezra?” Sabine answers, “Most of the time.” Ha!

The Season 2 finale has left its mark on Ezra, with Darth Maul blinding his Jedi master Kanan and Ahsoka being presumed dead. He's also struggling with the dark side of the Force as he becomes more powerful. That sure changes someone.

The first two episodes from Season 3 will be screened during the Star Wars Celebration, so if you're there, you're in luck!