As revealed this weekend at Star Wars Celebration Europe, there’s a very popular character from the Extended Universe who will be giving the heroes a run for their money in Star Wars Rebels season 3. But first, the crew of the Ghost will have to deal with the return of a more familiar threat: Darth Maul!
Last season, Ezra, Kanan, and Ahsoka made a disastrous trip to lost world known as Malachor. Although the Inquisitors were finally defeated, Ahsoka went missing after a duel with Darth Vader and Kanan was blinded by Maul. Even in defeat, Maul still has plans to make Ezra his new apprentice and to get Kanan out of the way once and for all!
IGN debuted a new preview scene from the third season of Star Wars Rebels, which finds Ezra and Kanan forced to rendezvous with Maul after he kidnapped Hera, Zeb, Sabine, and Chopper to gain leverage on them. But even with foreknowledge about Maul’s intentions, Kanan appears to be blindsided when Maul makes another attempt on his life.
Star Wars Rebels will return to Disney XD this fall for its third season, which will also introduce Wedge to the growing Rebel Alliance and feature the debut of former Doctor Who star Tom Baker as the Bendu, a being who may hold the balance of the light and dark sides of the Force. Our associate editor, Kyle Anderson has posted his spoiler free review of the third season premiere of Star Wars Rebels, which you can read here.
What did you think about the new preview scene? And how is Kanan gonna get out of this one? Share your theories in the comment section below!