Star Wars Rebels won’t officially conclude its fourth and final season until 2018, but both Rogue One and the animated Forces of Destiny have offered tantalizing clues. Now, the latest short definitively answers the fate of several Rebels figures beyond Rogue One, and potentially into the new trilogy.
We’ve gone a few months without checking in on Star Wars: Forces of Destiny, and they’re about to go into hyperdrive. Disney will premiere two new half-hour installments of the shorts, featuring a number of connections between Rebels, Rogue One, The Force Awakens and more.
The link between Star Wars Rebels and Rogue One grew even stronger with the latest Season 4 trailer, but don’t expect to revisit everyone. Showrunner Dave Filoni confirms a major figure from the Empire won’t appear, despite getting a shout-out in the new footage.
At long last, The Ghost has its final heading. Star Wars Rebels has booked an October premiere for the fourth and final season, releasing a brand-new trailer tying the animated series directly to Rogue One.
Star Wars fans were delighted with word that Rey, Jyn, Leia, Hera and more would lead a new vision of the animated universe, and there’s more good news on that double-sun horizon. See the first Forces of Destiny trailer right now, and find out the July premiere!
Star Wars Rebels fans were elated to find their beloved characters and ships ported to live-action for Rogue One; not only for the animated series’ validation, but also a chance to revisit the film from another perspective. Sadly, even as Rebels will close out the series with Season 4, bosses confirm we won’t be going Rogue again.
We’re still reeling from the announcement that Star Wars Rebels Season 4 will end the series, but equally excited to catch up with the films. Case in point, creator Dave Filoni promises Hera will become the General Syndulla overheard in Rogue One, as well answering a few mysteries of her place in the films and beyond.