Star Wars Rebels fans are getting their first look at what’s next for the Disney XD animated series today with a first-look at Ezra Bridger in Season 3. You can check it out below.
Want to know more about what the future holds for the crew of the Ghost? Star Wars Rebels Executive Producer and Supervising Director Dave Filoni will be dropping more bombs at Star Wars Celebration this weekend where he’ll be joined on a panel by Tiya Sircar (“Sabine”) and Sam Witwer (“Darth Maul”) to share highly-guarded sneak peeks at what’s to come.
Can’t make it to London for Celebration? StarWars.com will be livestreaming the Star Wars Rebels Season Three Panel on Saturday, July 16th (4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. GMT / 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 am PT).
For a sneak peek at Star Wars Rebels Season Three, check out the video below in which Dave Filoni debuts a new clip in the latest episode of “The Star Wars Show.”
Ezra’s new look signals a change in direction for the character, who’s story has been at the center of the series since it premiered in 2014. When we last saw Ezra (spoilers from Season 2), he’d briefly fought with Darth Vader but was overpowered by the Sith Lord, who destroyed his lightsaber. More from Wookieepedia…
Before Vader could finish Ezra off, he was joined by Ahsoka. Earlier, Maul had killed the Inquisitors but then betrayed Kanan by blinding him. Despite his blindness, Kanan managed to used his Force powers to push Maul into a chasm. Kanan also instructed Ahsoka to help Ezra. While Vader and Ahsoka fought with their lightsabers, Ezra and his blinded master Kanan worked together to remove the holocron from the temple’s explosive; triggering a chain reaction that led to the Sith temple’s implosion.
As the Sith temple closed in on itself, Ezra and Kanan tried to reach Chopper and the Phantom but were held back by Vader. However, Ahsoka intervened and gave enough time for Ezra and his companions to escape on the Phantom. Ahsoka, however, was unable to join them and was trapped inside the temple with Vader. After the temple imploded, Ezra and Kanan assumed that Tano had perished. During the journey, Ezra wept, prompting Kanan to comfort him. Upon returning to Chopper Base, Ezra and Kanan greeted their fellow rebels including Rex who were saddened by the loss of Ahsoka. Later, after settling back on the Ghost, Ezra opened the Sith holocron in his room.
Needless to say, Ezra’s been through a lot, so the haircut is meant to show that he’s no longer just a kid. We’ll know more when Star Wars Rebels returns in the fall.