Season 2 of Star Wars Rebels is almost here and that means more awesome television featuring the crew of The Ghost: Kanaan, Hera, Ezra, Sabine, Zeb & CHOPPER! Before the new season starts it’s fun to imagine what familiar Star Wars faces could show up.
Remember that Star Wars Rebels takes place about 4-5 years before Luke joined the Rebellion, so any character who was alive then is a "maybe". Plus, Season 2 will apparently have almost twice as many episodes as Season 1 - so a lot can happen!
In an earlier article I posed some ideas of how or why we could see the likes of heroes like Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia or Han & Chewbacca. Check it out and see if you agree with any of those ideas.
Cad Bane may be close to retirement by the time of Star Wars Rebels, or may have met one too many bad guys already, but it sure would be cool to see more of the ultra-serious Bane from The Clone Wars. Ok, I just really like this character.
Jabba the Hutt
Even though Jabba made a very big “big screen” debut in 1983’s Return of the Jedi, was added to A New Hope years later, then had a small part in The Phantom Menace, it wasn’t until The Clone Wars that we really started to learn a lot about him. Turns out Jabba has a son and some very untrustworthy family members!
Jabba has already been mentioned in Star Wars Rebels when Ezra first met Agent Callus, he gave the fake name of “Jabba the Hutt”. Perhaps we’ll actually see him in his slimy glory, and hopefully as the feared crime-lord he was, not the guy whose tail you can step on.
Greedo had a tough time in A New Hope. Han Solo clearly wasn’t scared of him in the Mos Eisley cantina, but Jabba apparently had enough faith to hire him. Somehow Greedo was a bounty hunter despite having laughably terrible aim with a blaster. Star Wars creator George Lucas apparently wanted to explore Greedo’s past because there was a young Greedo scene filmed for Episode I (which can be seen as a DVD Deleted Scene). He later appeared in The Clone Wars too. Perhaps there’s more to this Rodian than we thought?
You may wonder how it’s possible Darth Maul is still around after losing his fight to Obi-Wan Kenobi in The Phantom Menace. Let’s just say you need to watch The Clone Wars! Maul is alive and dangerous as ever by the end of that series though what happens next for him is never quite resolved. Could we see Darth Maul face Kanaan, or better yet Maul vs. Darth Vader?
There are many other characters who COULD show up in Star Wars Rebels Season 2 and beyond. Who would you like to see? Who do you hope to never see? Comment below…