Sunday, March 22, 2015

Who will be in Star Wars Rebels Season 2?

With Season 1 of Star Wars Rebels complete, those "new" characters of Ezra, Hera, Kanan, Sabine, Zeb and Chopper now feel like part of the Star Wars galaxy!

Season 1 also featured many familiar characters too: Obi-Wan Kenobi appeared as a hologram, Yoda appeared as a voice, and C-3PO, R2-D2, Bail Organa, Lando Calrissian, Governor Tarkin and even Darth Vader all directly or indirectly encountered the crew of the Ghost. Then there's Fulcrum, the elusive guide to the Rebels, finally revealed in the season's end!

With all those well-known Star Wars characters it certainly makes you wonder who else could appear. Remember, Star Wars Rebels takes place between the movies Episode III and Episode IV, just a few years before the Rebel Alliance took on the first Death Star.

Do I look like a hateful guy?
Here's just a few possibilities...

Luke Skywalker would be about the same age as Ezra Bridger, working on his Aunt and Uncle's moisture farm on Tatooine. A big part of Luke's story was that as a teen he longed to get away from the boring farm life and to seek adventure somewhere else. It seems unlikely that Luke saw any rebellious action before getting that infamous message of  "Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi..." from Princess Leia.

But then again, Luke seems quite aware of the Rebel Alliance when he excitedly says to C-3PO "You know of the Rebellion against the Empire?"

Then later he tells Obi-Wan Kenobi "It's not that I like the Empire - I hate it". Why does Luke "hate" the Empire?

From the looks of things in A New Hope and Return of the Jedi, the Empire barely exists on the Outer Rim planet of Tatooine except in the town of Mos Eisley. Perhaps something else DID happen? Maybe Luke knows other farmers who were treated as badly as the Imperials treat Lothal farmers. Maybe something big happened on Tatooine that Luke witnessed?

Pairing up the inexperienced and innocent Luke with the street-wise, independent teens Ezra and Sabine could make some interesting dynamics. We'll have to wait and see, of course, but while it seems far-fetched to imagine Luke Skywalker on Star Wars Rebels, we're not going to rule it out.

Who me? On Rebels? Mayyybe!
Princess Leia Organa seems like a safer bet than her (spoiler alert!) twin brother Luke. First of all, her adoptive father Bail Organa of Alderaan has already been on the show twice and has direct contact with other Rebel cells. She is also of course the same age as Luke and Ezra, and her mother Padmé was already a Queen of Naboo by that age!

When Leia encounters Darth Vader and Tarkin in Episode IV, it seems like they've already met and Vader acknowledges she's been running "mercy missions" prior to their meeting then. We're going to say probably to the thought of seeing Leia on Rebels.

Han Solo & Chewbacca seem like they've been flying around the galaxy in the Millennium Falcon for years by the time they meet Luke. So it's likely that's what they are already doing when Ezra meets the crew of the Ghost. Since the Rebels have met Lando Calrissian, it's not hard to imagine they could meet other scoundrels and smugglers. Chewbacca already made an appearance in The Clone Wars fighting alongside then-Padawan Ahsoka Tano. There's already been many wookiees in Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion.

Yes, "Fulcrum", we can deliver that package for you!

Who else could show up on an episode of Rebels? Who would you like to see? Jabba the Hutt? Boba Fett? Darth Maul? Comment below...

1 comment:

  1. Ha! Love the captions on those photos. I sort of don't want to see Han in Rebels. I think Leia is an inevitability. And Luke ... I don't think so, but you make some good points!


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