Ahsoka Tano

And now: one final Ahsoka Tano note! CBR interviewed Ashley Eckstein, who has lent her voice to Ahsoka since the days of Star Wars: The Clone Wars and she thinks the character is still alive and still has a role to play in the Star Wars universe:

I think she’s alive, I hope she is. I hope we get more of her, because I think it’s very rare nowadays that you get to know a character over so many years. We’ve gotten to know Ahsoka now since 2008. You don’t get that with many characters nowadays. Many kids had grown up with her. I think there’s a lot of people that just have this attachment to her because they’ve gotten to know her so long.

Her ultimate fate after her duel with Darth Vader was intentionally left ambiguous and it’s unlikely that the show would kill a popular character offscreen…so yeah, Eckstein is probably right about this one.

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Disney has released a series of Star Wars Rebels season 3 character images, each of which also includes a paragraph explaining their role in the upcoming season. The most interesting of the bunch belongs to Maul (formerly Darth), who is finally free to explore a vastly changed galaxy.

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And then there is Grand Admiral Thrawn, who has escaped the “Legends” prison and has entered the new canon. The description here sounds very much in line with the character introduced in the Heir to the Empire book series.

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And then there’s Ezra, who is older, more powerful, and finally has a haircut that doesn’t make him look like a huge dork.

Let’s wrap up this deluge of Star Wars Rebels news with a new clip from the season 3 premiere, “Steps Into Shadow,” which finds Ezra using his Force abilities to turn the tables on Imperial forces in a fairly staggering fashion.

YouTuber Jenny Nicholson has a theory. A theory so outlandish and silly and bizarre that it…actually makes a lot of sense? According to this wacky (and yes, intentionally comedic) video, BB-8 is the key to the new trilogy and a vital piece of understanding who Kylo Ren is, where he came from, and how he will earn his redemption. As preposterous as this whole thing is, I can’t help but wonder if she’s got something here…

And while we’re talking about BB-8… If you visited a Target store at any point in the past year, you probably saw one of those life-size BB-8 models on display near the toy section. Originally installed to grab eyes during the initial roll-out of Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys, this thing was never intended for sale. But someone managed to get his hands on one, and since this is the internet, he’s posted a video review. Of an item, you can’t actually buy. Sure! Why not? Enjoy.

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