We finally got a date and another trailer foe the final season of Star Wars: Rebels. It looks fantastic and the show looks like it plans on going out with a bang. Creator Dave Filoni did an extensive interview with Entertainment Weekly about where the characters are ending up in this final season. Filoni said:
"They get folded into the larger Rebellion that would be more familiar to what you saw in Rogue One."
The thing that made a lot of fans sit up and notice was when Governor Tarkin name-dropped Director Krennic and "Project Stardust" from Rogue One. Don't get your hopes up that Krennic will be making an appearance though; Filoni has already debunked that:
"Name-dropping. It's always fun to make it feel like it's part of this big world … But the cape alone would be half my budget, just to make it flow."
The cape is amazing, Filoni — you be quiet. The best Star Wars villains are the most extra villains. Filoni joked:
"I was imagining a shot with Vader and Krennic and the Emperor, but it's like having a cape convention with those guys. Then you have Tarkin and Thrawn, and it starts too look like a Legion of Bad Guys. When you get too many bizarre Star Wars villains together, I don't know if it works for me."
I would like a roll call of fans who want to see all of the ridiculous Star Wars villains, capes and all, in one room being all mellow dramatic. It would be hilarious in the best possible way.
Summary: A brave and clever ragtag starship crew stands up against the evil Empire as it tightens its grip on the galaxy and hunts down the last of the Jedi Knights.
Star Wars: Rebels, created by Simon Kinberg, Carrie Beck, and Dave Filoni, stars Taylor Gray, Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Steve Blum, and Tiya Sircar. The final season starts on October 16th on Disney XD.