Star Wars Rebels season 3 new Thrawn promo and character descriptions released
Disney have released a new promo for season 3 of Star Wars Rebels. The new trailer is titled “Enter Thrawn” and shows footage of the highly anticipated character, who is a fan favorite from the Star Wars Legends Universe (previously referred to as the Star Wars Expanded Universe, and rebranded after Disney’s acquisition of the franchise). Thrawn was originally introduced in Timothy Zahn’s novel Heir to the Empire, and this will mark the character’s first canon appearance. Additionally, new character descriptions have been issued for Ezra, Maul, and Thrawn.
Star Wars Rebels season 3 official synopsis: Having established a base on the planet of Atollon, the Ghost Crew, now led by a more powerful Ezra, strengthens the rebel fleet by acquiring new resources and recruits eager to stand against the Empire. However, the Imperial efforts to eliminate the rebellion are now being led by the coldly analytical Grand Admiral Thrawn, whose strategic, tactical and cultural insights make him a threat unlike any they have faced before. In season three, Ezra and Sabine take on new roles and challenges as the rebels prepare for their biggest mission yet – a direct assault on the Empire.
Watch as Grand Admiral Thrawn masters the art of war and threatens to tear the rebels apart piece by piece:
Ezra’s strength in the Force continues to grow, but so does his recklessness. After the confrontation with Darth Vader on Malachor, Ezra secretly worries if he is strong enough to defeat the dark side. Now 17 years old, he becomes more daring as the rebel missions become more dangerous. He is rising in status in the Rebellion, and gaining more responsibility.
Now freed from the dark depths of Malachor, Maul is running amuck in the galaxy. Driven by a decades-long thirst for vengeance that risks clouding his sanity, the restless former Sith Lord hopes to heal old wounds by completing a task he should have done years ago. Though Maul has found the galaxy has changed much during his exile, the dark side trickster knows where a few secrets are buried.
Grand Admiral Thrawn
A methodical, tactical genius, Grand Admiral Thrawn is summoned by Governor Pryce to bring an end to the growing rebel threat. Thrawn is coldly analytical and values information above everything else. The only officer in the Imperial fleet of Chiss descent, Thrawn earned his position through decisive victories where he used his brilliant mind to outmaneuver his enemies.
Star Wars Rebels returns September 24th on Disney XD.
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