Star Wars Rebels Season 4’s trailer has just dropped and it’s jam-packed with references to the first Star Wars spinoff movie, Rogue One.
Star Wars Rebels Season 4 will be the show’s last season, which is undeniably sad, however it gives the showrunners a chance to wrap everything up nicely for the crew of the Ghost that we have come to love over the course of three seasons. The trailer for Season 4 has been released and it features a lot of references to Rogue One, and will hopefully fill the remain gaps between The Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. Check the trailer out below.
Some eagle eyed viewers managed to spot the Ghost during a battle scene in Rogue One, which should put our minds at ease about the fate of the ship’s crew, however, there’s no telling who survived the final season. Judging by the trailer Ezra will be going on a journey to discover more about the Force and Sabine will trying to save her people from the Empire’s oppressive regime. We also see the further development of Kanan and Hera’s relationship. However, it’s the Rogue One references which really gets our Star Wars tastebuds going.
Not only do we see and hear a lot of Forest Whittaker’s Saw Gerrera, who has appeared in Star Wars Rebels before, but we also get another look at Rogue One’s Death Troopers, see more of Grand Moff Tarkin and hear references to both Director Krennic and the Death Star (Tarkin refers to a weapon called Stardust which was the Death Star’s code name). We also see more on Mon Mothma, who’s been in the show before, but she was also a bit part of Rogue One.
During Star Wars Celebration, Star Wars Rebels’ creator, Dave Filoni, spoke of how the decision to end the show was his, and no one else’s. “I firmly believe that each generation needs to have their own piece of Star Wars,” he said. “I feel like this show, for a lot of kids growing up with it, is as much a part of Star Wars as any of the movies. I feel, creatively, that I can make this story about these characters the most meaningful that it can be by arcing it to where I need it to get to at the end of this season.”
Star Wars Rebels Season 4 premieres on October 16th, 2017.