Throughout the first two seasons of Star Wars Rebels, Dave Filoni and the rest of the creative team have been slowly reintroducing characters from Star Wars: The Clone Wars. And it looks like Battlestar Galactica‘s Katee Sackhoff will be one of the next Clone War veterans to reprise her role from that series in Star Wars Rebels season 3!
Via Comic Book Movie and Sci-fi Central Australia, Sackoff reportedly told the crowd at the Sydney Comic-Con that she has already recorded her lines for Bo-Katan Kryze, the Mandalorian warrior she portrayed in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. (Nerdist has reached out to Disney XD for confirmation, but we have not yet received it.) Naturally, this report is going to lead to speculation about a connection between Bo-Katan and Sabine, the fan-favorite Mandalorian character who is slated to have a much bigger role this season. Last season confirmed that Sabine was tied to Death Watch, the Mandalorian splinter group which Bo-Katan played a key part in.
Assuming the report is accurate, there’s no way to be sure where Bo-Katan’s allegiance will be in the new era. During her final storyline in The Clone Wars, Bo-Katan was among the members of Death Watch who broke with the group after Darth Maul seized control of it. While she aligned herself with Obi-Wan Kenobi against Maul, she could still side with the Empire. But Bo-Katan’s most likely side will be her own.
In other Star Wars Rebels news, JediBibliothek has leaked the names and air dates of the first six episodes of the season:
01-02: “Steps into Shadow, Parts 1 & 2” – USA: 24/09/2016
03: “The Holocrons of Fate” – USA: 10/01/2016
04: “The Antilles Extraction” – USA: 10/08/2016
05: “Hera’s Heroes” – USA: 15/10/2016
06: “The Last Battle” – USA: 10/22/2016
Given what we know about the new season from the trailers, it seems safe to assume that episode 3 will feature the return of Maul, while episode 4 will introduce Wedge Antillies and other defectors from the Imperial Academy.
Star Wars Rebels season 3 officially begins on Saturday, September 24 on Disney XD.
Are you excited about the return of Bo-Katan? How do you think she will be connected with Sabine? Share your theories in the comment section below!