Sarah Michelle Gellar's Mystery Star Wars Rebels Role Revealed?

Monday, 28 September 2015 - 11:45AM
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Monday, 28 September 2015 - 11:45AM
Sarah Michelle Gellar's Mystery Star Wars Rebels Role Revealed?

Sarah Michelle Gellar has intensified speculation that she will be playing Princess Leia on Star Wars Rebels


When Season 1 of Star Wars Rebels ended (in spectacular fashion), it was revealed that Sarah Michelle Gellar will be adding her voice to the show in a major role alongside her husband, Freddie Prinze Jr. The announcement instantly sparked speculation as to the identity of Gellar's role on the show, and many (myself included) threw around the idea that the she would be perfect for playing the franchise's most-famous Princess.

Despite the speculation, Gellar's role on the show has been kept a closely-guarded secret since it was announced back in March of this year, and while we had hoped it would be revealed at Star Wars Celebration in April, we're still none the wiser 6 months on. But a glimmer of hope has just been raised via Sarah Michelle Gellar's Twitter account. The actress revealed this weekend that she would be attending LucasFilm's Star Wars Rebels panel at New York Comic Con on October 8th, triggering speculation that her mystery Rebels role will finally be revealed.


Season 2 of Rebels gets back underway the week after New York Comic Con, which means the timing is perfect for some teasers about Gellar's role to be revealed.

Traditionally, the Rebels cast and crew are very candid at their Comic Con panels and Press Conferences, but when Prinze Jr., who plays Kanan on the show, was asked who his Wife would be playing, he merely joked that she had the voice of a Wookiee. Hopefully though, New York Comic Con will bring some more concrete (and less cute) answers. Gellar's presence for the official Rebels panel and press conference would suggest that Filoni and his team are happy to start opening up about the mystery of the Buffy actor's role, which means months of speculation can finally be drawn to a close.

However, in addition to her weekend tweet, Gellar also announced her NYCC appearance on Instagram, with far more revealing effect. Accompanying the caption "I'm super excited to announce that I will be on the #StarWarsRebels panel at #NYCC on 10/8, 1:30pm, on the Empire Stage (of course). Hope to see you there! #StarWars @starwars Now whatever should I wear?", Gellar posted the below photo of her hair styled after a certain Alderaanian princess.


Get ready Rebels fans, because while this could just be a cruel tease, it seems likely that October 8th could be the day we get confirmation of Leia Organa's arrival on Star Wars Rebels season 2!

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