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SPOILERS: It looks like one of the Expanded Universe’s biggest characters is coming to Star Wars: Rebels

January 30th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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It seems that the Expanded Universe characters may not stay relegated to the land of non canon after all. At least this may be the case for this big time baddie. 

A report from Making Star Wars is stating rumors abound that none other than Grand Admiral Thrawn himself may be making an appearance on the third season of the Disney cartoon. While this is still just a rumor, that’s MSW’s story and they are sticking to it stating that this rumor has “serious legs”.

Instead of targeting the New Republic however he will be menacing the crew of the Ghost and the beginnings of the Rebel Alliance. No word yet on how the story line would play out, but I’d imagine this would depict Thrawn’s rise to fame as the brilliant tactician that he was known to be in the Expanded Universe. The report also states Ezra will sport a shorter haircut and a new lightsaber more akin to Obi-Wan’s and Luke’s second saber.

Although still just a rumor, if true this could go a long way to bring a lot of lost EU fans back into the fold.


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….