New Star Wars Rebels Trailer Features a Force Awakens Crossguard Lightsaber

Friday, 15 January 2016 - 4:09PM
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Friday, 15 January 2016 - 4:09PM
New Star Wars Rebels Trailer Features a Force Awakens Crossguard Lightsaber
As if we needed another reason to look forward to the return of Star Wars Rebels next week. In addition to the upcoming showdown between Darth Vader and Ahsoka, and Star Wars Rebels Midseason Premiere" href="http://www.outerplaces.com/science-fiction/item/10872-princess-leia-confirmed-for-the-star-wars-rebels-midseason-premiere" target="_blank">an appearance from a certain princess, we're going to get a huge connection to Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the form of a distinctive lightsaber:



In this action-packed trailer, we see Ezra pick up a lightsaber that has hilts, just like Kylo Ren's in The Force Awakens, only his is green rather than red. Rebels takes place more than 30 years before The Force Awakens, and we know that Kylo Ren fashioned his specific lightsaber himself, but it seems that the crossguard lightsaber in general has origins in the Star Wars mythology from long before Kylo Ren was born. 

We also catch a glimpse of teenage Leia, who will be working as a double agent and giving intel to the Rebels, as well as the sure-to-be-epic fight between Ahsoka and her former mentor, Darth Vader. There are also further hints at Ezra turning to the Dark Side, and a mysterious voice that sounds like Supreme Leader Snoke. Some fans are even speculating that Ezra could be a young Snoke, which seems a little crazy, but either way it seems that we will be getting clues as to Snoke's origin.

Star Wars Rebels returns on January 20th on Disney XD.
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