Star Wars Rebels season 4 officially returns in the fall. No doubt, this is welcome news to fans who feared the worst for the animated series.
Spoilers for the finale of the current season hint at a spectacular ending. However, fans likely felt bittersweet about these owing to the lack of news and increased speculation about the fate of the Star Wars Rebels season 4 renewal.
Star Wars Rebels Season 4 Renewal
The fight against the Empire will carry on in Star Wars Rebels season 4. According to Deadline, production is already underway for its premiere later this year.
Disney XD senior vice president for programming and General Manager March Buhaj spoke highly of the animated series and its return to the network. Buhaj said:
“The team behind Star Wars Rebels delivers epic storytelling that has captivated fans of all ages across the globe. We’re excited to continue sharing the journey of these fan-favorite Rebels with our audience in the fall.”
In 2016, Star Wars Rebels ranked number 1 among Disney XD’s series in terms of Total Viewers as well as in key kid and boy demos. Moreover, the series raked in over 60 million consumer engagements across digital platforms.
Star Wars Rebels Season 4 Might be the Last
While fans rejoice at the Star Wars Rebels season 4 news, many also think it might be the last for the animated series. Indeed, its timeline is getting closer to the events of Rogue One and A New Hope.
Given this scenario, Comic Book listed a few things Star Wars Rebels season 4 would hopefully bring to the small screen.
- 1. General Hera Syndulla
Hera appeared in the Secret Cargo. Together with the Ghost crew, they took on the task of transporting Senator Mon Mothma to Dantooine. Fans might recall the line from Rogue One paging General Syndulla. Thus, did the mission help earn her a promotion?
- 2. More of Sabine
The Legacy of Mandalore raised hopes for Star Wars Rebels season 4 renewal by way of its big twist to the storyline. Moreover, Dave Filoni’s interest to pursue Sabine and her adventures would suggest fans can possibly expect to see her again.
- 3. Comeback of Bo-Katan Kryze
Episode 16 also teased about the entry of another major Mandalorian. Hence, it raised interest in the comeback of Bo-Katan Kryze since the animated series recently brought back Saw Gerrera.
- 4. Battle of Scarif
It would be too soon to tell if the Battle of Scarif is part of Star Wars Rebels season 4. However, if it is, then it could possibly be the ideal conclusion to bridge the animated series with the events of the live action movies.
Additional details about Star Wars Rebels season 4 will be announced at the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando in April.
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