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Princess Leia makes her big Star Wars: Rebels debut in the next episode!

January 11th, 2016 by Marc Comments


With everyone talking about Han Solo’s casting today (here) we almost missed another exciting bit of classic character news as Princess Leia will be in Rebels next week!

It will be a day long remembered…

Leia will appear in the January 20th episode  and the show’s executive producer Dave Filoni had this to say about it:“We thought we had an opportunity to show her learning to be a leader, experimenting with the personality that becomes the stronger more resolute character you see in A New Hope.

“One of the complex challenges of depicting Leia in Rebels is that we have to remind the audience that at this point she is part of the Empire. She doesn’t believe in the Empire, but she is acting the part, almost a double agent.”

We also know that this is the only time we’ll see her this season, although a future appearance is still possible. Sadly, unlikely Vader and Yoda, the character will not be voiced by the actor/actress who made them famous as Carrie Fisher will be replaced on the show by Julie Dolan.

Leia is far from being the only classic character in the series with Vader, Yoda, Lando and Obi-Wan all having appeared but it’s awesome to know she’s out there… and her likeness is great!

A Princess in Lothal airs Wednesday, January 20th

Source: TVInsider

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….