Grand Admiral Thrawn and Bendu to Appear in Star Wars Rebels Season 3 Premiere

Disney XD‘s 30-minute epic Star Wars Rebels left us speechless at the end of the sophomore season finale.  When the 60-minute Season 3 Premiere opens up on September 24, 2016, we may just continue our mute ways.  According to a report by, the force-sensitive giant, Bendu (Doctor Who’s Tom Baker), and the character that had many dedicated Stars Wars fans and our own EOC Jordan fainting over, Grand Admiral Thrawn (Lars Mikkelson) will make their debut.  

The first episode is titled, “Steps Into Shadow” and will most likely continue showing us the treacherous path Ezra seems to be taking, as he learns more about the Dark Side.

Having established a secret base on Atollon, the Ghost crew, now led by a more powerful Ezra, strengthens the rebel fleet by acquiring new resources and recruits eager to stand against the Empire.  However, the Imperial efforts to eliminate the rebellion are now being led by the coldly analytical Grand Admiral Thrawn, whose strategic, tactical, and cultural insights make him a threat unlike any they have faced before. In Season Three, Ezra and Sabine take on new roles and challenges as the rebels prepare for their biggest mission yet — a direct assault on the Empire. 

The Season 3 Premiere of Star Wars Rebels will finally arrive on Disney XD September 24, 2016!

Are you excited for your first exposure to Grand Admiral Thrawn and Bendu?