Star Wars Rebels Season 4 Will Be It’s Last
“I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.”
Yes… Sadly it has been confirmed. Star Wars Rebels will come to an end when it completes it’s 4th Season. Show co-creator Dave Filoni made the announcment during the Rebels panel at Star Wars Celebration this weekend. “Star Wars Rebels will be the complete journey that it was meant to be from the very beginning,” he commented. “We all felt that the time was right, and that the characters were at a point where their story, and their destinies, should finally be revealed. We deeply appreciate all our fans who have journeyed with the Ghost crew, and I promise Season 4 will be like no other.” He does go on to comment “This is no means an end to what we’re doing with Star Wars in animation,” so it looks like there could be another show coming in the not too distant future.
Star Wars Rebels has been a remarkable series, helping flesh out the new Star Wars Universe with some brilliant storytelling, and wonderful characters, making it hugely popular with young and older fans alike. However, given it was set only 5 years before Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope (and Rogue One), there was only so much story they could tell before it starts to bump up against the movies. During it’s run, the show has not only brought back characters from Filoni’s previous animated series, The Clone Wars, such as Ahsoka and Saw Gerrera, but also folded in ‘Star Wars Legends’ characters such as the hugely popular Thrawn.
Kanan (Freddie Prinze Jr.), Ezra (Taylor Gray), Hera (Tiya Sircar), Zeb (Steve Blum) and Chopper’s fates are all set to be revealed, it what could be a gut-wrenching final season. As we know, none of those characters have appeared in movie franchise, so that does paint a grim picture of where they might end up. Will we see them all killed, or will they have some other creative way to explain their absence?
Star Wars Rebels Season 4 is will arrive later in the year. The Season 3 finale is due to air on Disney XD in the UK at 9am on Saturday 22nd April 2017.
You can watch the entire Star Wars Rebels Panel from Star Wars Celebration 2017 below.
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