Season three of Disney XD’s “Star Wars Rebels” picks up after a truly harrowing season two finale, which left Ezra and Kanan permanently changed. The upcoming batch of episodes will also reintroduce a legendary threat back into the Star Wars canon: Grand Admiral Thrawn. Things are looking hairy for the band of rebels — but fortunately for them, Ezra’s gotten a power upgrade.
A new clip from the season three premiere posted by IGN features the young Jedi Ezra Bridger using the Force to take on an Imperial walker — much to the surprise of his rebel allies.
The hour-long Season 3 premiere, “Steps Into Shadows,” will introduce more than just Thrawn; a mysterious Force-wielder played by “Doctor Who” veteran Tom Baker will also debut in the episode. As if all that’s not enough, a previous clip from season three also includes classic “Star Wars” villain Darth Maul — the Sith lord that also played a major role in season two’s climax.
“Star Wars Rebels” returns Saturday, September 24, at 8:30 a.m. ET/PT on Disney XD.
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