Star Wars Rebels Promo Features Threats From Thrawn

When "Star Wars Rebels" returns for its third season this month on Disney XD, fans can expect a few changes and additions to the fan-favorite saga. A time-jump will introduce a more mature Ezra Bridger -- complete with a new haircut and lightsaber. Grand Admiral Thrawn -- a villain familiar to fans of the Timothy Zahn's "Heir to the Empire" trilogy of novels -- will also make the leap from book to small screen.

Disney XD has released a new trailer to promote the third season of "Rebels." As the narrator states, "What started as a rebellion has become much bigger." We see the crew of the Ghost plotting to steal "a squadron's worth" of starships, Ezra flexing his enhanced lightsaber abilities and odd green smoke possessing both Darth Maul and Kanan. One has to wonder if this last bit of information is related to the Force. Ezra seems to be enjoying his newfound strength in the Force, as he can be seen deflecting blaster shots and standing with confidence next to Kanan.

"Rebels" has done a nice job of filling in the gaps between "Revenge of the Sith" and "A New Hope." It's even incorporated themes and characters from the "Star Wars: Clone Wars" television series, like the ex-clone trooper Rex. "Rebels" will continue to fill-in the gap when it returns to Disney XD for its third season on September 24 at 8:30 PM ET.

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