Star Wars Rebels Season 3: 5 Ways It'll Connect To Rogue One

The Force is strong with these references.


Season 3 has been off to a flying start, jam-packed with exciting episodes and intriguing storylines. We’ve had Imperial Commandos, the last of the Separatists, the merging of two Holocrons and of course Grand Admiral Thrawn taking the step from Legend to canon. With the season break over, the second half of the season has kicked off in style with Ghosts of Geonosis.

Pablo Hidalgo previously said that “by the time we get to the second half, the world will have seen Rogue One and we’re going to be able to talk more freely about certain elements that are in that movie and how it connects to Rebels.”

Rebels can continue to build into the story that ultimately brings us back to the original trilogy.

Eagle-eyed viewers may have noticed the numerous nods to the TV series in Rogue One, with the surprise appearance of the Ghost during the battle over Scarif, a cameo appearance made by Chopper on Yavin 4, and a reference to Hera Syndulla herself.

The current season of Star Wars Rebels is only two years behind the events of A New Hope, and now Rogue One. These crossovers begin to connect the cinematic universe of Star Wars to its small screen counterparts, and looking at what lies ahead for the rest of the season, Star Wars Rebels is ready to return the favour.


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