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Rebels Follow-Up Series in the Works

StarWars.com writer Jordan Maison sparked hope in Star Wars: Rebels fans the other day with a tweet hinting at two animated SW series, on top of The Clones Wars’ seventh season, that are in the works.

One of the top comments, from Twitter user @BlueJaigEyes, simply reads “#WHERESEZRA,” to which Maison responded with a winking James Franco GIF.

Many hopeful fans would love for one of these series to be a follow up to Rebels, which left us with Ezra Bridger and Grand Admiral Thrawn being dragged through hyperspace into an unknown place in the galaxy by purrgils, allowing the Rebellion to save Bridger’s homeworld of Lothal. Thrawn and Ezra are two beloved characters in the fan base, so naturally, people want to see what happened after Rebels. The hope is for a series that documents Hera Syndulla and Sabine Wren’s search for Ezra.

Could it be possible? A couple of seemingly coincidental occurrence suggest just that. For example, Vanessa Marshall, Taylor Gray, and Tiya Sircar – voice actors for Hera, Ezra, and Sabine, respectively – reportedly missed a podcast guest appearance recently due to a “work conflict.” Additionally, Del Rey recently announced a new Thrawn trilogy, written by veteran Timothy Zahn, that will heavily focus on the Chiss Ascendancy.

Will we see more of Thrawn on the screen in the future? If the Rebels follow-up happens, we may see Ezra sway Thrawn’s allegiance away from the Empire. If you’ve read the canon Thrawn trilogy, you know that Thrawn doesn’t always see eye to eye with the goals of the Emperor and tends to prioritize his people before anything. Maybe all this time spent with Ezra in the unknown galaxy will see him finally move against old Sheev. Perhaps we’ll even get a Chiss Ascendancy appearance in The Rise of Skywalker. It’s a stretch, and goodness knows the movie won’t have much time to explain Thrawn or Ezra to unfamiliar fans. But we don’t need anything huge – just a glimpse of these two in the movie would be quite cool.

As for what the other series could be, who knows? We know there are rumors of a live-action Aphra series coming in the next couple of years – maybe it’s animated instead. Whatever the case, I’m excited to see what Lucasfilm and Disney are bringing to the table.

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Jamie Binegar
"You cannot stop change any more than you can stop the suns from setting.” — Shmi Skywalker

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