A little over a month from now, fans who were not present during this year’s Star Wars Celebration will finally get to see the highly buzzed-about “Star Wars Rebels” season 3. But despite the enticing story and enormous possibilities that could happen, especially with the canonization of Grand Admiral Thrawn, it cannot be denied that an endgame for the series is imminent and it may come sooner rather than later.
While “Rebels” continues to keep fans occupied in the most fulfilling way with the introduction of the Ghost Crew, it is no secret that everything that is happening in the animated show will eventually lead up to the events of the original trilogy. More so, with the upcoming anthology that is “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” the window of time that can be devoted for the remaining narrative of the show appears to have decreased. Nevertheless, creator Dave Filoni has teased that the story of the Ghost Crew may have continued past “Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope” and it just has not been explored yet.
“There would be nothing wrong with that if we chose that that was important for us to tell the story. We have surmised, over the years, that the Rebellion isn’t technically over until ‘Return of the Jedi’ and even then there was some additional fighting that lead up to Jakku,” Filoni told a band of reporters after the “Rebels” panel in this year’s Celebration event.
With the George Lucas-protg citing the concurrent “Star Wars” trilogy by mentioning Jakku, a link between “Rebels” main game players and the new generation of icons may very well be possible, be it through lineage or affiliation. Simon Kinberg, one of the main writers of the show, even previously hinted that a crossover between TV show and movie characters is possible now more than ever with Saw Gerrera being a prime example of such.
Regardless of what will happen in all kinds of media portals catering to “Star Wars,” Filoni teased that he and his team may have already concocted the perfect ending to the story of “Rebels.”
“That’s especially true of Ezra. Here we’re introducing this pretty potent Force using kid. Where is he? You’d think he’d be a pretty important tool for the Rebellion to use in the later films. But eventually Simon and I figured out what that means, where they go and what happened to them,” he pondered.
However, it is also important to note that at this time, everything is still a mystery when it comes to how the current “Star Wars” narrative is treading. The franchise has been known to drop major plot twists in its storied history so it is safe to assume that somehow, this tradition will carry over.
“Star Wars Rebels” season 3 is set to premiere on Sept. 24, 9:30 p.m. ET.