'Star Wars Rebels' season 3 release date, spoilers: official synopsis for episode 1 released

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Disney XD’s animated television series, “Star Wars Rebels” is scheduled to air its third season next month, and in the hope of fueling excitement for its fans, the creators recently handed out a synopsis of the upcoming season’s first episode, along with new details on what to expect from the characters in the “Star Wars” timeline that takes place five years before the events of “Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.”

The official synopsis for the first episode is provided below:

“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.”

According to Christian Daily, the return of “Star Wars Rebels” for a brand-new season will see a time jump in which a mature and stronger Ezra will be showcased. To recall, the character was last seen in the previous season’s finale getting himself into trouble with the dark side of the Force. However, it was later revealed that he was in fact deceived in order to get into training by Darth Maul. For the early episodes of the new season, there’s huge anticipation for Ezra’s exploits to help the Rebellion fleet get more power and strength with a very important mission looming.

Per report from The Bitbag, Darth Maul has the makings of becoming the evilest villain in the upcoming season. The publication said that there will be a lot of battles fought, including those that involve the main characters like Darth Maul himself, Darth Vader, Grand Moff Tarkin, and even Grand Admiral Thrawn.

However, the center of attention still is Ezra, who accordingly will be tested and challenged in the new season. There even are rumors that he could find his way forming an allegiance with the dark side, although this still seems unlikely to happen.

Season 3 of “Star Wars Rebels” is scheduled to premiere on Sept. 24 on Disney XD.