Obi-Wan Kenobi And Darth Maul Are Getting A Rematch on Star Wars Rebels

Yup, that's right. Obi-Wan Kenobi is coming to Star Wars Rebels in his final form, Alec Guinness. But that's just one of many face-melting things in this new mid-season trailer for Star Wars Rebels season three.

No delay, just watch.

Obi-Wan has been on Rebels before, but as his younger incarnation, portrayed in the films by Ewan McGregor. This is the first time the Alec Guinness-era version of Kenobi will appear in animation. And the reason for his debut is almost as momentous: Darth Maul is finally going to get the rematch he's been clamouring for since a much younger Kenobi cut his body in two at the end of The Phantom Menace.

However, I'd imagine that fight won't happen until the season finale later in the year. Before that, there's a whole lot of other great stuff going on: Sabine seems to be embracing the Force a bit, rocking the Darksaber and trying to recruit her fellow Mandalorians; Mon Mothma makes an appearance, along with fellow Rebel leader General Dodonna; the TIE Defender is finally here; Thrawn and Tarkin still seem to have a big part to play; and, of course, what is Ezra's connection with Kenobi and his warning?

What isn't here in this trailer is any hint that we'll see the events of Rogue One on Rebels this season. There are certainly seeds of it, such as the coming together of the Rebel fleet. (I think I spotted some Death Troopers in the trailer, too.) But it seems likely that the battle of Scarif and all that signifies probably won't show up on Disney XD until the next season at the earliest. Then again, maybe they're just hiding it. Either way, this trailer is still quite badarse.

This story originally appeared on Gizmodo


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    Well, we've seen Saw is appearing in the tail end of the season of Rebels as well, and he is a much younger character than appeared in Rogue One and doesn't seem to be as artificial, so its possible that Rebels will have the answer of why he's so different between Clone Wars and Rogue One.

    Why does Star Wars be so desperate to constantly jump the shark? This time with flames and a dinosaur!

      What?
      If you're talking about Maul being back that happened years ago in Clone Wars, his story arc was one of the few that made all the early boring seasons worth it.

      If you're talking specifically about Maul Vs Obi, again that's kinda been the only way Maul's story could (or should) end since the very beginning - either that or with the Emperor anyway but they tried to do that in Clone Wars and it got cancelled due to the Disney takeover :/

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