With rumors abounding concerning a sequel show to Star Wars: Rebels, now is the perfect time to revisit the show and consider our hopes its future.
Ever since that fantastic epilogue to Star Wars: Rebels fans have wanted to know what happened next for Ezra, Thrawn, Sabine, and Ahsoka and with the continuing rumors that we might be seeing a sequel show in the near future, it seems a good time to revisit our hopes for that show.
Remember: this is all lighthearted speculation – whatever Filoni and his team bring us, if anything, will doubtless be fantastic.
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Ezra and Thrawn together
The last we saw of Ezra and fan-favorite Imperial Thrawn, they were being whisked off to who-knows-where by the mysterious Purrgil and this opens up fantastic storytelling opportunities. Where did they end up and, most significantly, how did they survive?
I would love to see sworn enemies Ezra and Thrawn work together to survive out of necessity. It would strip away all the Jedi and Imperial allegiances the characters hold and focus on the two of them as individuals.
We’re likely going to see a time-jump between their disappearance and when Sabine and Ahsoka go searching for them, and it would be a fantastic twist to introduce an older Ezra and Thrawn working together as old friends.
This is perfectly in line with Thrawn’s character (we’ve seen him work with Jedi such as Anakin before out of necessity in Timothy Zahn’s Thrawn: Alliances), and we know the Rebels team excels at redemption stories for villains – just look at Agent Kallus!
Ahsoka and Sabine: Dream Team
Alongside seeing Thrawn and Ezra again, what a joy it would be to once again see one of the most accomplished Force-users working alongside one of the most talented Mandalorians as they search the galaxy for their friends.
Their combo has a multitude of possibilities, from great character arcs as the two of them explore their identities in a post-Imperial galaxy to unforgettable, lightsaber and jet-pack-fueled action.
Ahsoka’s character would be especially interesting to revisit. Where was she during the civil war, and how has she changed since we saw her last? Are we reaching the end of Ahsoka’s time in the galaxy, or has she still got unfinished business?
It was the explorations into the cosmic force that Rebels gave us with The World Between Worlds and the Loth-Wolves which made it such a fascinating show in its final season and as Ezra is still growing as a Force-user, this gives us the perfect opportunity to explore these ideas in even greater depth.
Has Ezra revisited the World Between Worlds, or given it more thought? How has his relationship with the Force changed in the time since we’ve seen him, and how can this give us a new understanding of it?
We don’t need answers about The Force, of course – its mystery makes it what it is – but to revisit its beautiful symbolism and aesthetic would be enough.
We don’t know for sure just where Ezra and Thrawn disappeared to, or to where Sabine and Ahsoka will travel to find them, but whether it’s the Unknown Regions or someplace else, it will hopefully be a region of the galaxy entirely new to us (and them!) and entirely unexplored.
The unexplored would be the perfect setting for a new show, allowing us to discover new planets, aliens, and space anomalies, giving us a refreshing look at a familiar galaxy.
The Purrgil themselves are enigmatic – just imagine how crazy and exciting a whole show full of similarly mind-boggling concepts would be.
What’s more, this would introduce a sense of discovery, newness, and innovation into the show’s production which is entirely in line with George Lucas’s creative drive. Star Wars is at its best when it’s breaking new ground, and a Rebels sequel show is the perfect opportunity to do this.
These are all just hopes and pipe-dreams. Maybe we’ll never get a sequel show and maybe, if we do, it’ll be wholly different from this. Whatever happens, I have faith in Filoni and the crew at Lucasfilm to make the right decision but in the spirit of Star Wars, I’ll keep hoping…
What are your hopes for a Rebels sequel show? Let us know below!