The third season of Star Wars Rebels is coming to DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday, August 29, and to ramp up the activity around the release, Lucasfilm unveiled three behind-the-scenes clips that will be included in the Blu-ray.
The first clip was released by Entertainment Weekly and appears to come from the “Apprentices to Outcasts: Kenobi And Maul” bonus feature, which tracks the two long-time adversaries and fleshes out why it was time to conclude their story.
In the 1-minute clip, Dave Filoni and animation supervisor Keith Kellogg talk about the inspiration behind the pivotal scene in “Twin Suns” and break down each step of the fight.
The second clip came from the Nerdist and kicks off the “Thrawn: A Legend Reborn” bonus feature, where we learn more about Grand Admiral Thrawn’s significance in Star Wars lore, and what the future may hold for this fan-favorite and memorable villain.
The 2-minute clip features author Timothy Zahn as well as an appearance by senior concept designer Amy Beth Christenson, who helped bring Thrawn to life in season three.
The third and final clip surfaced on io9, and it looks like it originates from the “Return To Mandalore” special feature, where the creators explore how Mandalore fits within the Empire’s regime and whether Sabine can unite her people against the Imperial forces.
The brief clip includes footage from Star Wars: The Clone Wars as well as a close look at Mandalorian culture and history by Dave Filoni. He acknowledges the pacifist regime implemented by George Lucas through Duchess Satine Kryze, while also explaining that the Mandalorian people have various elements and layers that change and grow. They’re not just one thing. There’s more to them, and I hope we get to explore that more in the final season and in other forms of storytelling.
The Blu-ray will also include an extended version of “The Original Rebel: Saw Gerrera Returns,” which aired back in December 2016, as well as five audio commentaries, “A Rebel Alliance” segment about the ties between Star Wars Rebels and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and every season three episode of Rebels Recon.
UPDATE, 8/30/2017: Prior to the DVD/Blu-ray release, Syfy Wire shared an exclusive look at one of the bonus features that focused on Mon Mothma and the beginnings of the Rebel Alliance. The StarWars.com team also made these clips available on YouTube:
- Behind The Scenes: Obi-Wan vs. Darth Maul
- Behind The Scenes: The Darksaber
- Behind The Scenes: Return To Mandalore
- Behind The Scenes: Thrawn
- Behind The Scenes: The Rebel Alliance
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