The panel showed an image of the pair piloting one of the U-wing fighters from Rogue One. Every beginning has an end, and that final moment is coming for Star Wars: Rebels. Vanessa Taylor said Hera will continue her love/hate battlefield romance with Kanan. References to it were embedded throughout the recent standalone movie Rogue One, with the Ghost visible throughout the battle of Scarif, and a new Forces of Destiny series of animated shorts and toys will highlight Sabine Wren and Hera Syndulla in stories that have them interacting with characters from the original trilogy. “Mon Mothma has always been pretty level, but you might see her get a little fiery for once,” Filoni says. MOVIE CROSSOVER
The final season will also include more characters from the films, with Genevieve O’Reilly, who played Mon Mothma in Rogue One, returning to the series to voice the Rebel leader once again. “He’s really creepy,” Filoni said of the character, after bringing Davis onstage (mainly to torment him.) “So I needed someone creepy. Filoni promised the crowd that although Rebels was ending, Lucasfilm had other plans for animation in the future. Produced by The Clone Wars co-creator Dave Filoni, Rebels will get 15 more episodes next season, starting in the fall. Although it will end with season 4, Rebels has become interwoven throughout the broader Star Wars storytelling universe. Disney XD has announced that next season will be the last for the animated series, about an orphaned boy named Ezra Bridger, a fallen Jedi named Kanan Jarrus, and the misfit crew of the Ghost: pilot Hera Syndulla, surly droid Chopper, reformed bounty hunter Sabine Wren, and mercenary muscle Zeb Orellios. And also sneaky and devious.”
THE GHOST CREW
Each of the cast members got to reveal a little about the story arcs their characters will follow in the final 15 episodes. He’ll be performing Rukh, a sinister alien assassin and bodyguard for the blue-skinned Imperial Grand Admiral Thrawn. Warwick Davis, a Star Wars veteran of many films, but most notably as Wicket the Ewok from Return of the Jedi, finally gets to voice a character after publicly lobbying Filoni for a role. (Kanan), Tiya Sircar (Sabine), Taylor Gray (Ezra), Vanessa Marshall (Hera), and Steve Blum (Zeb). “She’s a leader for a reason.”
Forest Whitaker will also return to the show as the insurgent Saw Gerrera, partnered with his alien co-pilot Idrio Two-Tubes. Developing …
Show Full Article Filoni made the announcement at Star Wars Celebration in Orlando at a Rebels panel alongside his voice cast Freddie Prinze, Jr.