There Was a Very Subtle Thrawn Reference in Rogue One

Candice Alexander
April 18, 2017

As a result of those throwback memories, fans also got to see material from the saga that they'd never seen before.

There was a lot of exciting, official Star Wars news to be had at Star Wars Celebration last week, but there was also a lot of fun with fans to go around for the franchise's 40th anniversary.

"Anything's possible in Star Wars storytelling, I've learned that lesson". The mention of "General Syndulla" and a quick glimpse of the droid Chopper and the ship The Ghost in the first "Star Wars Story" film seemingly ensure that certain members of the cast survive the fourth and final Rebels season.

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While the "Star Wars" universe continues to expand on the silver screen, one of its popular TV show is soon getting over. A deadly, stealthy warrior who has gone toe to toe with Luke Skywalker, it'll be interesting to see how Rebels adjusts Rukh's role to the new canon. We'll see just how the backstory evolves in the coming season. It turns out Grand Admiral Thrawn was a major unseen force in Rogue One, with the actions of the blue-skinned villain having repercussions in the live-action world.

There's no specific date yet for the release of season 4 of "Star Wars Rebels", other than "this fall" according to the showrunners via Den of Geek. Well, Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni said that was one of the biggest reasons why the Rebel Alliance did not immediately trust Jyn Erso and send the Alliance to Scarif. Rogue One is out now on Blu-ray.

Star Wars Celebration 2017 and given us much to feast our appetites on that will only make the wait even harder. It's a wonderful sandbox they've created over there but you know, it's not something I could really play with in this series at this point.

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