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‘Star Wars Rebels’ Roundup: September 23, 2016

Ashley Eckstein unboxing the Ahsoka Tano Funko Pop! (Photo: Hot Topic)


  • For fans in the UK, Star Wars Rebels season three will premiere on October 1, 2016, according to a press release posted over at Jedi News UK.
  • The season one soundtrack is now available on iTunes,
  • Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels website underwent a cosmetic change in preparation for the season three premiere. Find more details about it here.
  • There have been several television spots and trailers promoting the third season. Here’s a list of what’s out there:
    • Enter Thrawn: Master Imperial strategist Grand Admiral Thrawn plots the destruction of the Ghost crew and the growing rebellion.
    • Mind Trick: Ezra uses the Force in a deadly new way.
    • Meet the Bendu: Kanan encounters a mysterious being named Bendu who seems to have already sensed his presence.
    • The Star Wars Show Clip: Ezra confronts Admiral Brom Titus.
    • Face to Face with Thrawn: Hera and Ezra go undercover, but the captain of the Ghost crew unwittingly gains the attention of a high-ranking Imperial: Grand Admiral Thrawn.
    • 30-second Trailer: What started as a rebellion, has become much bigger.
    • 1-minute Trailer: Features new footage using a similar “Rebel Beat” song from the past season.
    • Ezra and the Sith Holocron: Ezra seeks guidance from an undue source.
    • Rebels Recon: The Star Wars Rebels cast looks ahead to season three.
  • In season two of Star Wars Rebels, the crew of the Ghost faced bigger threats and more dangerous enemies than ever before. Get up to speed with everything you need to know ahead of season three with this season two recap video voiced by Bryce Papenbrook.
  • Still trying to figure out if you should buy Star Wars Rebels season two on DVD/Blu-ray? Here’s the official Blu-ray review to help break down the pros and cons.
  • Dragon Con and Salt Lake Comic Con took place in the same weekend earlier this September. Here are some Star Wars Rebels related panels you may have missed:
    • Star Wars Rebels with Henry Gilroy and Timothy Zahn (Audio)
    • Q&A with Star Wars’ Finest Authors (Audio)
    • Ready for Rebels and Rogues (Video)
    • How The Clone Wars Changed Star Wars (Video, Audio)
    • The Life and Times of Ahsoka Tano (Audio)
  • Jedi-Bibliothek provided the next four episode titles in season three:
    • 3×03: The Holocrons of Fate (October 1, 2016)
    • 3×04: The Antilles Extraction (October 8, 2016)
    • 3×05: Hera’s Heroes (October 15, 2016)
    • 3×06: The Last Battle (October 22, 2016)
  • Sci Fi Central reported that Katee Sackhoff will be returning to the Star Wars galaxy. She stated at a convention that she has already voiced “her Star Wars role again” for Star Wars Rebels. No one has uploaded video or audio, so here’s hoping the information is accurate! (via Jedi News UK)

Links: Articles, Reviews, Polls

  • 5 of Darth Maul’s Greatest Moments (
  • 10 Things from Rebels Season 2 We Want in Star Wars Movies (
  • 15 Things To Know Before Star Wars Rebels Season 3 (Screen Rant)
  • 2016 Fall TV Preview: 30 Premieres You Can’t Miss (ScreenCrush)
  • A Grand Return (
  • Ahsoka Tano Webcomics You Should Be Reading (Team Ahsoka)
  • Ahsoka’s Untold Tales – Part 3: Return to the Jedi (Team Ahsoka)
  • Costume Evolution in Kanan: The Last Padawan (Poetry in Costume)
  • Dressing for the Skies with Hera Syndulla (Poetry in Costume)
  • Fishnets to Flight Suits: Twi’lek Representation (Poetry in Costume)
  • Five Reasons to Own the Star Wars Rebels Compete Season 2 Blu-ray/DVD (FANgirl Blog)
  • Force of Fashion: Stories Told on Rebel Helmets (
  • Force of Fashion: The Stories of Jedi Armor (
  • From a Certain Point of View: What is the Best Moment of Star Wars Rebels Season Two? (
  • From a Certain Point of View: Who is the Better Pilot, Hera Syndulla or Han Solo? (
  • From Lothal to Malachor: A Star Wars Rebels Refresher (
  • From Street Rat to Jedi, Ezra’s evolution from S1 to S3 (Poetry in Costume)
  • Get to Know Star Wars Rebels‘ New Villain, Grand Admiral Thrawn (Nerdist)
  • I Know that Voice: The Familiar Names Bringing Star Wars Rebels Characters to Life (
  • I’m Watching The Clone Wars and It’s All Star Wars Rebels’ Fault (Eleven-ThirtyEight)
  • Kanan in the Marvel Comics (FANgirl Blog)
  • Our Theory on Ahsoka Tano’s Fate (Star Wars 7×7)
  • Poll: What are You Most Excited for in Star Wars Rebels Season Three? (
  • Poll: Who is the Best Star Wars Rebels Villain? (
  • Ranking Rebels: 10 Highlights from “Always Two there Are” (
  • Ranking Rebels: 10 Highlights from “Brothers of the Broken Horn” (
  • Ranking Rebels: 10 Highlights from “Relics of the Old Republic” (
  • Ranking Rebels: 10 Highlights from “Wings of the Master” (
  • Star Wars ComLINKS: Favorite Droid: Chopper (Anakin and His Angel)
  • Star Wars Rebels Meiloorun Hand Pies (
  • Star Wars Rebels Season 3: The Implications of Grand Admiral Thrawn (Den of Geek)
  • Story Group Members Talk Creating Star Wars and Roles at Lucasfilm (FANgirl Blog)
  • The Curious Case of Governor Arihnda Pryce (Mynock Manor)
  • The Way of the Warrior (
  • Thrawn: A New Threat for Star Wars Rebels (Star Wars Kidscast)
  • What We Know About The Star Wars Rebels Season 3 Premiere Episodes (Dork Side of the Force)


  • Sam Witwer and Freddie Prinze, Jr., make an appearance in a special episode of the Schmoedown. (YouTube)
  • Peter Sciretta talked to Dave Filoni on how Saw Gerrera ended up in Rogue One and sharing continuity with Star Wars Rebels. (/Film)
  • Dave Filoni dives deeply into the second season of Star Wars Rebels in this two-part interview with Dan Brooks. ( Part I, Part II)
  • Scott Huver spoke to Vanessa Marshall about what’s ahead for Hera and Ashley Eckstein about her character’s unique role in the franchise. (Moviefone: VM, AE;
  • Vanessa Marshall also spoke to Jedi News, Ion Cannon, and The ForceCast. (YouTube)
  • Brian Truitt interviewed Tom Baker about his role as the Bendu. (USA Today)
  • The Star Wars Report talked to Sam Witwer about his thoughts regarding Maul’s return and the introduction of the legendary Admiral Thrawn to Star Wars Rebels. They also interviewed Tiya Sircar. (The Star Wars Report: Audio, Video)
  • In an interview with Ed Gross, Ashley Eckstein reflected on voicing the character and tracking her growth. (Empire)
  • Lucas Siegel spoke to Ashley Eckstein about how she is hopeful that Ahsoka will return beyond Star Wars Rebels season two. (
  • Jenna Busch also sat down with Ashley Eckstein to talk about Ahsoka’s role in season two. (Legion of Leia)
  • Anthony Breznican talked to Dave Filoni about Grand Admiral Thrawn and his method of approach when it comes to the growing rebel threat. (Entertainment Weekly)
  • In a brief 50-second video, Dave Filoni spoke to Disney XD about some facts regarding the new season. (Twitter)
  • In a separate interview by Lucas Siegel, Dave Filoni provided insight on what Kanan is going through as Star Wars Rebels season three kicks off and he explained why he and Lucasfilm are cautious about revealing too much about the Force. ( Part I, Part II)
  • GeekGirlDiva spoke to Dave Filoni about Star Wars Rebels season three and some of the big questions on fans’ minds. (Blastr Fangrrls)
  • Mary Ayers collected fan questions for Dave Filoni to answer in a recent interview. (Teenplicity)
  • Dave Filoni explained how ‘The Fire of the Jedi’ is going out in the new season of Star Wars Rebels in an interview with Germain Lussier. (io9)
  • Dave Filoni talks about Star Wars Rebels season three in an interview with Peter Sciretta. (/Film)
  • Ingo Römling spoke to Sarah Brenner about working on Star Wars Rebels comics as an artist. (

Fan Creations

  • This child dressed up as Ezra Bridger and he could not be more perfect.
  • Edgar Castro created a custom Funko Pop! figure of Chopper, while Christina Cooper created a box for it. The two items can be seen together in this photo by Instagrammer Wickenhaus.
  • Laryssa Ferrara wore a custom dress with a Grand Inquisitor print and a custom beanie inspired by the same character.
  • Propfunk creates laser cut acrylic and resin props for costuming, including Jedi and Sith holocrons, such as the ones pictured in this tweet.
  • Melissa Thomas has new Star Wars Rebels season three character stickers available on Redbubble. Melissa also drew this hilarious image of Dave Filoni that uses the same expression of Pacha in The Emperor’s New Groove.
  • Savanna Kiefer recently uploaded part two of her “How to Paint Sabine’s Helmet” video series. Here are the previous links to the prep video and part one.
  • MFG Customs and Reviews posted a picture of a repainted Black Series 6-inch Ahsoka Tano action figure. This tweet shows a before and after shot of the action figure.
  • Star Wars Explained put together a video detailing the canon history of Jedi Master Depa Billaba, who was trained by Mace Windu, and later, trained Kanan Jarrus. They also have a video that summarizes the events of Star Wars Rebels in three minutes and another video dedicated to the number of questions regarding the series and much more.

Comics and Books

  • Jedi-Bibliothek has the next three titles from the Star Wars Rebels comics:
    • Issue #22 (8/31/2016): The Thune Cargo
    • Issue #23 (9/28/2016): Always Bet on Chop
    • Issue #24 (10/26/2016): The Second Chance
  • There is now a second volume of the Star Wars Rebels comics from the Star Wars Rebels Magazine and Jedi-Bibliothek has a preview. This second volume collects issues 9-16.

Toys and Games

  • An image of the Sabine Wren Funko Pop! appeared in the “May the Funko Be With You” Facebook page. It looks like it originated from Ikon Collectables, an Australian wholesale distributor. Some claim it will be a Walgreens exclusive, so stay tuned as more information develops. (via Yakface)
  • Additionally, the Star Wars Rebels Funko Pop! figures will be released on October 15, 2016. (via Anakin and His Angel)
  • Coming out later this fall is the Sabine Wren 3.75-inch Rogue One Packaging Action Figure. Here are reviews from FLYGUY and First Order Transmissions. First Order Transmissions also reviewed the Kanan Jarrus (Stormtrooper Disguise) 3.75-inch Rogue One Packing Action Figure. You can find a closer look of the carded figures over at Jedi Temple Archives. Additionally, the Sabine Wren and Kanan Jarrus figures will be available for purchase at Target.
  • At Target, you’ll also find the Star Wars Hero Mashers Kanan Jarrus action figure.
  • The Princess Leia 3.75-inch Rogue One Packaging Action Figure will be coming out later in November. (via Julie Dolan)
  • The Sabine Wren Mask will be released on September 30, 2016, but some fans have already spotted it on store shelves. You can find a product listing of it over at Target.
  • has images of the 3.75-inch Black Series action figures, including Ahsoka Tano. (via Yakface)

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About JM (702 Articles)
Content creator of The Wookiee Gunner and Geeky Bubble. Contributing writer of Fangirl Next Door and Fashioned for the Geek. Podcasts: @RebelsChat, @GalacticFashion, @Team_Kanan, and @StarScavengers. You can also follow me on Twitter and Instagram.

1 Comment on ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Roundup: September 23, 2016

  1. mandalorianmuppet // September 24, 2016 at 11:57 AM // Reply

    Thank you so much for doing these Rebels Roundups! So amazingly comprehensive. I will be going through all these links for hours…

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