Grand Admiral Thrawn Lives!
The Season 3 Trailer for Rebels have revealed that EU fan favourite Grand Admiral Thrawn is set to return.
Thrawn first appeared in Timothy Zahn’s “Thrawn trilogy” — Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising and The Last Command — published between 1991 and 1993. These books are often regarded as the greatest in the old EU, so fans are excited to see the character return.
In the original story, set five years after Return of the Jedi, Thrawn has assumed command of the remaining forces of the Empire and is planning to battle the New Republic.
As well Thrawn as appearing in Rebels, Zahn is going to be writing a brand new new Star Wars canon novel Thrawn, due 2017.
Here’s the cover:
And here the new Rebels poster
We’ll keep you posted as any updates come out!