New 'Star Wars Rebels' Season 4 Trailer Teases A Final Battle

If you're a fan of a galaxy far far away then Star Wars Rebels has become essential viewing. Not only does the series add depth to events prior to A New Hope, but also to characters we would see a grander fashion in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. It's also the place where fan-favorite characters, such as Thrawn, would make their first appearances in the newly-established continuity. And now as the show enters its fourth and (sadly) final season, it begins to look more and more like an integral piece of the puzzle.

Every trailer for Star Wars Rebels fills me with a mixture of sadness and excitement, and the same goes for this one. Speaking of Rogue One characters, Saw Gerrera (Forest Whitaker) features prominently and his anarchist persona seems to be emerging more than ever. We also hear reference made to Director Krennic (Ben Mendelsohn) and his "Star Dust" weapon which we all know will become the first Death Star. Fans know the Rebels were spotted in Rogue One, or at least their ship The Ghost was and so was their droid, Chopper, so they were clearly part of the final battle. There remains a hope the final episode of the series will chronicle their involvement, and I think this trailer teases that pretty well.  Of course, Ezra continues to grow in strength which means the pull to the Dark Side is stronger than ever. This has been the series' main thrust and I'm curious to see where Ezra ends up. He can't just go away, right? He's too powerful to just vanish, so how they going to set up his future?

Also, on a personal level I'm really dying to see some consummation of Kanan and Hera's relationship. Although there's a part of me that thinks he's going to die first. I hope I'm wrong. And X-Wings! Finally we get X-Wing fighters.

Star Wars Rebels returns to Disney XD on October 16th.