Matt Lanter Will Return as Anakin Skywalker in Next Week's Star Wars Rebels

Friday, 26 February 2016 - 10:58AM
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Star Wars Rebels
Friday, 26 February 2016 - 10:58AM
Matt Lanter Will Return as Anakin Skywalker in Next Week's Star Wars Rebels
While some might criticize Star War Rebels for its lack of action over the course of a season, there's no doubting that the run in to the show's Season 2 finale is going to be anything but action packed. Personally, I thought this week's character building 'Honorable Ones' was one of the show's strongest in some time, giving David Oyelowo and Steve Blum a real chance to shine and the show's writers the opportunity to build depth to some fringe characters. But still, there remains a significant portion of the show's fandom that have their eyes firmly set on some of the action that was teased in midseason trailer. Their wait will come to an end with next week's episode, 'Shroud of Darkness', bringing back some of the franchise's heavy hitters.

A series of promo images and a new trailer for the episode have been released, and they confirm that 'Shroud of Darkness' could be the season's biggest episode so far, with Yoda, Ahsoka, and Jedi Temple Guards making an appearance. However, the most exciting item on next week's agenda will be the appearance of Clone Wars era Anakin Skywalker, who will one again be voiced by Matt Lanter.



This looks to be a significant episode for the force-sensitive contingent of Star Wars Rebels, with Ahsoka taking on some of the burden of Ezra's training and Kanan doing battle with the formidable Jedi Temple Guard. It also looks as though Ahsoka's journey into the Force will stir up some old memories, as we near the inevitable conflict between her and her ex Jedi Master.



Of course, Lanter isn't the only familiar voice we'll be hearing in next week's episode. As the clip below shows, the legendary Frank Oz has returned to voice Master Yoda, who has some sage advice for the young Ezra.



Check out a few more shots from next week's episode, below. Star Wars Rebels airs on Disney XD Wednesdays at 9/8c.




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