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>This would appear to be the surface above that temple, and the beam of energy blasting forth calls to mind the Starkiller Base in The Force Awakens. “History repeats itself,” Filoni says. “There are always these ideas in Star Wars about power, control, and might. This wouldn’t be the same thing as Starkiller Base, but you’re picking up on the visual similarities, which I think strengthens the mythology.”
>“I wanted to put a nod to this new history we’re seeing in The Force Awakens. It’s important to have these links between stories in major ways and subtle ways,” he says. “Here you find a sword we’ve encountered before and it gives a little more context to something that turns up later.” Where does young Jedi Ezra Bridger find this weapon -- and what does it mean? Filoni says you'll have to wait and see ...
>There seems to be a crack in the night sky. But how is that possible? "They look like stars, but are they stars?" Filoni says. This shot actually appears to be underground, with pinpricks of light shining through the planet's crust above. It was designed to emphasize the deceptive nature of light and dark, and it's surrounded by a haunting legacy ...
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>The landscape surrounding this temple is littered with crude figures that resemble, in our real world, the plaster casts made of victims buried for centuries in the volcanic ash of Pompeii. Filoni says this temple is meant to evoke dread. "It is it is an ancient place. And it is a dangerous place and one that will challenge our characters," he says. " They come out the other side and are not the same."
>By the looks of things, the Sith have taken up interior design. "This place would be well liked by the Sith, I’ll say that much," Filoni says. This temple was originally suggested in an unfinished episode of The Clone Wars, which was posted to StarWars.com in incomplete form after cancellation. "Long ago, in forgotten times, when the Sith and Jedi fought for control of the galaxy, weapons there were of unimaginable power," Yoda says. "Always at their heart a kyber crystal was." (That's the main component of any lightaber.) When it's suggested those were just children's stories (not unlike Star Wars itself) Yoda replies: "In legends, we often find great truths." Similar words are spoken by Anakin's former apprentice Ahsoka Tano (voiced by Ashley Eckstein) at the beginning of this trailer.
Because he's a teen, he isn't even a man just yet. I hope he gets a growth spurt or something, he might actually look handsome if he did.
>It's slipped in very subtly, but alongside the Fifth Brother and Seventh Sister is a new, masked Inquisitor. "Gotta have another," Filoni says. "It's fun to design bad guys because they always have fantastic outfits." So while this figure is definitely on the Dark Side, Filoni isn't ready to reveal much more about who is behind that mask.
PLACE YOUR BETS
Based Filoni has already found pottery in The Force Awakens
>'Ahsoka, why did you leave?'
>'Did you know what I've become?'
>"For anybody in Star Wars, I think one of the questions you’re going to get asked is 'Is that Snoke?' It's one of the mysteries right now. So, anybody could be seen as Snoke," he says, while volunteering his own crazy theory into the mix, involving the surly droid from Rebels. "Maybe Chopper’s Snoke, you know, and his hard drive gets uploaded into the mind of an organic being. Chopper seems kind of evil at times."
CHOPPER IS SNOKE
Darth Filonious has given us so much, but what will he take away?
I'm betting Rex and MAYBE Ahsoka this season.
>Filoni will say that these masked figures are Jedi Temple Guards, who turned up in The Clone Wars series. In Season 2 of Rebels, they battle not just our Rebel friends but also the Dark Side Inquisitors, so their precise loyalty is in question. "I will say that it plays very strongly into Kanan’s character and who he is, and becomes an important moment for him," Filoni says of the older, fugitive Jedi (voiced by Freddie Prinze Jr.)
We're finally seeing them in action!
Death Star used Kyber crystals. Starkiller used a sun, but I swear I remember reading somewhere that it had crystals in the planet which the FO used to boost the firepower of their weapons.
>The back half of Season 2 will also explore the history of the show's central characters. Zeb, the crew's Chewbacca-like muscle (who was modeled on an early Wookiee design by original Star Wars concept artist Ralph McQuarrie), thought he was the last of a species known as the Lasat, but here we see him with two other similar creatures, including a little old lady version. "He might not be the last one," Filoni says. "He would certainly be surprised to see them."
>The voice of this mysterious character -- who warns that Ezra is suceptible to the Dark Side -- sounds a lot like a certain Supreme Leader we saw in The Force Awakens. But Filoni won't say who the actor is, and he seems to enjoy the connection fans may make -- legit or not. "That’s part of the mystery, part of the fun. There will be so much more to talk about once this stuff is out," he says. "Star Wars fans are brilliant about running with stuff. Give them a tiny little kernel and they will run all the way to the finish line and practically produce a whole trilogy in their minds. That’s why I love them. They’re a creative group."
Sounded like Plo Koon's VA to me. I don't know if they would put Snoke in Rebels though.
Starkiller Base's base planet is supposedly Ilum, which is where the Jedi took younglings to get kyber crystals for their lightsabers. The Ilum isn't confirmed of course, but there's lots of evidence to say it is. There's more than one planet in the galaxy that has kyber crystals, though, so the ones used in all the super laser cannons the First Order uses could have come from another source.
That looks like the Grand Inquisitor's uniform design, but just in white and light grey.
>One thing that separates Ahsoka from the other Rebels is that she knew the galaxy's prime terror before he was Darth Vader. Filoni juxtaposes images of the dark visage we know from the later films with the voice of Anakin Skywalker from before he was turned. Matt Lanter, who voiced Anakin in The Clone Wars series, got to make his return as the voice she hears in her head, although James Earl Jones (as previously mentioned) is supplying the ominous exterior voice of Vader. "It makes it actually very emotional since we loved working with Matt. So it was a fun day in the studio," Filoni said.
That one anon saying it was Hayden is officially btfo.
>Another Force-powerful figure from the past makes an appearance, although he looks a lot different than he did in The Clone Wars. Filoni says part of that is to differentiate the characters between shows and movies, but also this is a vision that Ezra experiences, so the animators justified the change by saying Ezra would be picturing the tiny Jedi master through the lens of his own imagination. "A huge influence was the old Kenner action-figure of Yoda," Filoni says. "We stopped short of giving him the orange snake. We highly considered it, because I’ve never seen that orange snake, and I thought, 'We could be the ones to finally put that orange snake in there!'" But in the end, that little snake was too costly to animate for the sake of a little toy nostalgia. Blame Vader's expensive cape?
>They wanted to use a thing from a toy-only appearance in canon
Begin the nervous sweating about
The idea of actual Jedi Dojo excites me. Sure, it kind of hammers the whole Jedi = Space Samurai connection in that much harder, but Dojo always get me tingly.
>At long last ... we come to "Old Master." Peer into the eyes of this shadowy figure and scan the markings on his skin and it's impossible to deny that this is the demonic Sith Lord we once knew as Darth Maul. Yes, if you only saw him in The Phantom Menace, you would think he had died -- but fans of The Clone Wars series and Star Wars comics know that Maul and his newly mechanized lower half lived on. What became of him decades later ...? Filoni doesn't even want to say the name, since part of the fun for fans is speculating. "Even if they guess right about everything they think they’re seeing, they won’t know how it comes together, which really becomes the fun part for me," he says. "So if you’re guessing right and the character is who you think it is, it still doesn’t answer: what in the world is that character up to?"
Filoni what are you trying to tell us? It's obviously Maul, unless you have something up your sleeve...
>Maul: "Ezra--I have done my best to help you in the fight against the Empire. Before I die, please--help me, one last time."
>Ezra: "I'll do anything, Master, you know that."
>Maul: "There is... Someone I used to know. A possible ally. On... Tatooine. Take me to him."
>Ezra: "Of course."
>INT: BEN'S HOMESTEAD, NOON
>Ben: "A pleasure, young man. Now. What can old Ben do for you? Not much call for hermits in the galaxy."
>Ezra: "There's someone who wants to meet you. He said he was an old friend."
>Ben: "It's possible. I've had many friends. (A pause.) Did he come with you?"
>MAUL, hooded, enters.
>Ben: "Have we met...?"
>Maul removes his hood. BEN takes a step back.
>Maul: "A long time ago."
>Ben, accusingly: "I bested you then. Have you come back for more of the same?"
>Maul: "I have come to ask you to forgive me."
I'm fully aboard the Maul redemption hoversled, choo choo!
>mfw ezra calls him wise
>Even if they guess right about everything they think they’re seeing
I think Maul might be the Holocron guys... or just a vision...
Rewatched the move last night
His voice modifier is cool as shoot
JUST SAW THIS POSTED ON /TV/
does anyone think this is even remotely a possibility?
I've always had a fetish for Xenomorphs
Yes, I've thought so for a month now, the resemblance is plain as day and that would explain why Snoke is CG because there's no way to get a human actor to look like an older version of an already CG character.
Yeah, his voice is amazing. I almost want him to keep the mask, but I think such a great actor like Adam Driver shouldn't be restricted too much. He gave the best performance in the movie, imo.
>Chopper is Snoke
That's it, everyone in the new trilogy is dead, also
>"Chopper seems kind of evil at times"
At times, AT TIMES, Chopper has been a murder machine since the begining
Damn, I don't want to hype myself up too much in case this doesn't end up happening
No, I've never seen this before, I've been playing since the start. The game is grind-heavy, but never remotely this bad.
Do they seriously expect people to play non-stop for a week just for a crew member?
Maul will join the ghost crew. Not because he's suddenly good or anything but just in a "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" kind of.
It will be a temporary arrangement likely brought on by bad circumstances, they will have to work together to get off the planet or something.
Kanan won't kill him cause its "not the Jedi way" or some shit and likely cause he knows he'd get his ass beat and Maul won't be too bad since he'll be trying to use them for his own ends so he won't want to make too trouble and get himself kicked out before he can complete whatever scheme he has in mind. While traveling with them he will show up Kanan while he tries to teach Ezra and tempt him to the dark side.
This is objectively what he is up to and all other theories are false.
I think if you hit 200, you'll get a message, but it's best to keep count yourself just in case.
FILONI SAID INKY WAS IN TCW, WE JUST DIDN'T KNOW.
Nobody here could figure out what Filoni meant at all.
He was a fucking Temple Guard, that's the only fucking explanation!
Fuck everything else, this is my highlight.
Nah, they won't know who he actually is right away, so he'll travel with them under the guise of an ally and friend while subtly trying to turn Ezra. It'll be like Kreia, just a cranky old dude that seems helpful at first but is manipulating them.
Guys how have we not seen this.
>Same design, just different colors
>Both have dual-sabers as uniform
>Filoni said we have seen the Inquisitor in TCW, we just didn't know
>The Guards here: >>79025628 even have Pau'an ear thingies.
The Grand Inquisitor was a Jedi Temple Guard. I'm convinced.
WebM very related. Hello Inky.
But who's this other guy? Also, I'm really liking the connections the Inquisitors and the Knights of Ren have based on their designs and functions as Jedi-hunters.
>Filoni said this season was going to echo Episode 5
>Kanan will knock the helmet off the Guard, and the Grand Inquisitor will be there, just like Luke's vision on Dagobah
>Filoni said Inky wasn't going to die, but he changed the Season 1 Finale because he wanted the scene to have more weight on Kanan
THIS IS IT, this is the payoff, Kanan is going to have a vision of the Gran Inquisitor as a Temple Guard, and it's going to be full of 2deep4u pottery
I wouldn't read too much into it, the thing Anakin is wearing in that hologram is basically Kanan's arm armor but on both sides, at least near the neck
The rebels crew is simply on a shoestring budget, hell if I know why with Disney's mad money
Nah, the Inquisitor was about the same age as Kanan and if he had actual Jedi training he would not have needed that spinning Lightsaber which Filoni has said was created as a way to artificially make up for lack of combat skills and training.
Look at the symbols on the Inquisitor's forehead, don't they look similar to the Temple guardians etched designs on their masks>>79024264
But to be honest, the theory was said before, no one really answered it due to no further info.
>tfw girls only like edgy angsty dudes in fiction
>tfw angsty, brooding guy irl
>girls have never been interested
I just don't get it, I did everything right ;_;
>the theory was said before, no one really answered it due to no further info.
Oh kudos to whoever thought of it first. But now I think we've got quite a bit of evidence to think it might be what Filoni meant, considering the Jedi Guards being in Kanan's vision.
>brooding guy needs to be attractive
Even then, its a longshot.
Bring your dad along next time and do what must be done
I guess so. I mean who doesn't want to be "interrogated" by Kylo Ren?
>That scene with the Interdictor
>Hundreds of men probably died by the vacuum of space sucking their insides onto the outside
>Chopper could have disabled or sabotaged the ship but he chose to make them crash into each other
He was a lot better than the two this season, but that's probably more to do with the quality of Jason Isaacs' voice acting than anything else since the character wasn't really that developed or special.
Couldn't find pic related in the pastebin
can someone add it?
>What other aliens lives long lives?
Probably a lot, this is the Star Wars Galaxy, their might be some aliens that live for only a day, others for hundreds of years. Wish we had a species biology/guidebook for this information, it would be fun.
The moment i saw the dojo in the trailer i automatically thought about this scene of Matrix. Kanan will fight against those three guardians to show his abilities probably. Wonder why he has a red lightsaber tho
>Finn was a traitor to the First Order
>Lando was a traitor to Han
>Mace was a traitor to the Republic
What is it with black people in Star Wars being traitors? At least Panaka is loyal.
>Kylo Ren's crosshilt lightsaber is built on a design from something the "The Great Scourge of Malachor"
Malachor was first mentioned in KOTOR2 where, 3000 years before, the Jedi Exile,the best jedi, basically fucked the planet
>It killed all the Jedi and Mandolorians on it
>KOTOR2 establishes that there's a Sith temple on Malachor
Darth Nihilus/Sion/Revan Holocron soon?
Mace literally was a traitor though, he attempted a coup d'etat
Instead of going to the Jedi Temple, he and like 5 other Jedi went to apprehend him with 0 evidence or official notice
>Defending Mace Windu figuratively and literally committing treason
Apparently, Kylo Ren was originally even supposed to be a combination of Starkiller (the character) and Darth Nihilus: Vader's secret apprentice who feeds off suns.
But I like the grandson angle more to be honest.
>try to watch come videos in OP
>youtubes all fucked in the embeded player
>their website is doing the same thing
>Pablo is just his inside man at the story group then. He makes canon the things Filoni wills to be canon.
More or less. The two are pretty tight, and even though Filoni isn't part of story group Pablo does consult him specifically because he's George's apprentice, and Filoni has said before that there have been times when story group was going to do one thing and he stepped in and said "wait a minute, that's not how it goes"
Pablo has the bigger job and more power, BUT Filoni was literally George's apprentice. Literally, Lucas's own words.
Pablo respects that a lot. Filoni is, in many ways, an unofficial Story Group member.
He just has an entire show to work on, and doesn't have time to make sure all the comics and books and stuff fit into place. But I have no doubt that he has all the freedom he wants to talk to Pablo and see these things.
I mean, going back to: >>79023607 Filoni must have known about Starkiller Base and it's method of destruction a long time ago to be able to produce pottery this fast.
Not to mention Fifth Brother being a TFA design, airing on tv months before TFA came out.
Filoni is also the only one of them who supposedly still contacts Lucas, and the LSG always treat Lucas's word as law.
Think of it like the story group are the inquisitors, except they gathered their streangth and overthrew the emperor. Now emperor Lucas's apprentice Filoni is caught between his master's teachings, and the new leadership. He alone is not strong enough to stop Pablo and his allies, and for now the story group is content to let Darth Filoni operate within bounds.
>Otherwise I think this whole constant resurrection of him is getting out of hand.
Resurrection may not be the right word, but yeah, this is the second time Maul's suddenly turned up in another era. In TCW, the idea was stupid but it ended up giving us a really good story. They better have a really good story to tell with him this time because I'm honestly getting tired of him.
The Story Groups main job is to make sure that none of the new stuff runs counter to any of the old things, or that which is set in stone, like the major plot points of the new trilogy. More than likely, existing story lines, like those in Rebels, or other PT or OT works, just need to be looked over to see if they have their p's crossed and their q's dotted.
Individual writers and creators have freedom in what they do and the stories they tell, the Story Group is more like editors, and that avenue has always been a two way street.
Guys, I think you're forgetting the best bit of the trailer.
Chopper's getting a fight scene.
Maybe, but Filoni had nothing to do with TFA. When Abrams wrote it, he often consulted Pablo and asked him questions about the EU. Pablo seems to be the most influential person, apart from Kennedy and the three movie directors I mean.
So will he remain a co-lead for the rest of the trilogy? If so, how do they handle that without making him a force sensitive?
>tfw we will never know as much about the Force as Filoni did in his tenure under Lucas
It's been great piecing stuff together as the movies and shows go on but I so desperately want to know everything
he will be a major commander in the Resistance
he had top marks in the First Order and the only reason he didn't hold rank was because he was to compassionate, which will probably be a plus in the Resistance
Abrams didn't speak to Filoni because Filoni didn't see fit to grant him an audience.
You can be sure that his loyal apprentice Pablo accurately relayed his masters wishes though.
All has taken place according to Filoni's will.
The novelization hints that he is Force sensitive. But he's fully capable of maintaining his role through the rest of the trilogy as is imo. He has said that his role in the next film is actually a lot more physically demanding and action oriented, so /tv/ BLACKED jokes aside, it sounds like he'll be doing a lot more fighting. The actual main characters are Rey and Kylo Ren though, make no mistake.
So Mark replied to someone tweeting him saying "ok how cool would it be if luke skywalker was a trans dude like... that would be cool right"
Mark's reply is quite on point, especially beginning with "the films are fantasies"
Yet people like Wendig are so determined to undermine all that in order to score points with transhomokin sjws
I personally think that he will be one in the coming films, shame he wasn't the real main character though, Boyega is a decent actor
Padme was force sensitive tho, just not trained at all like Luke, so it was only residual
No, probably not. He's been fighting against the injustice that plagues Ryloth, he's fought in the Clone Wars, and he's now a resistance leader for the fledging Rebellion and has fought Vader. He has always fought, and will fight until his death.
We don't know for certain if it's Numa. Sure, same skin color, I'll give you that. But her wearing old 212th Clone gear isn't convincing enough considering Cham's wearing some as well.
Though I am totally cool with it being Numa if that turns out to be so.
Obi-wan seemed very understanding towards Maul (before he killed Satine). "We know you didn't have a choice". If Maul would have spilled the beans at that point, Obi-wan would have seriously investigated Palpatine.
I too am wondering. Someone had a screenshot and they looked bent or different from normal ties too beyond just the color.
>killed his master and the love of his life
>could be good friends
Vader had like 10 minutes to be redeemed before his ass died, hardly enough characterization to really like how he redeemed himself, I like to see their opinions and personality change along with their morality, something you need decent screen time and characterization for, something movies tend to lack but the OT did what it could
Welp, it looks like Ezra's ability to tap into the Dark Side is going to be a major plot point in the upcoming episodes. This Old Master guy looks like Darth Maul, but the voice makes me think otherwise.
Dunno. Vader murderhobo'd his way through ANH.
Then in the later films he tried to convince look to join him twice, before the final confrontation with the Emperor before he had to act unless he was willing to let Palps kill Luke.
So there was some character development going on.
So this only took a billion years.
It's missing Before the Awakening/Twilight Company/Tales From A Galaxy Far, Far Away, because I have not finished these, sorry.
Missing TFA too, because fuck I am tired.
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It's Maul, probably. I can't tell but he looks like he has those whister like things that Sith Purebloods do, would love to see them made canon
Oh yeah no doubt, but films are on strict time constraints, no I didn't expect Vader to be fleshed out, they did good with what they had
My guess is it's a vision or hallucination meant to test Kanan. Appearances are rarely deceiving in the Star Wars universe and that's about as Light affiliated a design can be. They're almost angelic looking.
>I can't tell but he looks like he has those whister like things that Sith Purebloods do
Maul's sith tattos have two dags on the corner of his mouth. If you play around with the image you can also make out the two diamonds on his nose bridge.
We see the Inquisitors fight them too, so unless they're also hallucinating I think it's a safer bet that they're real. I think the real question is whether these guys are legit guards or just guys who found their old stuff and decided to be like them.
Well then my theory that Maul would appear and attempt to make Ezra his apprentice weren't unfounded. I just hope they don't beat around the bush and bring this up sooner rather than later.
I said it in a previous thread, but I think they're guarding that Sith Temple to keep anyone from using it or getting something from it. They've just been there for a long time, loyal to their orders no matter what. And possibly tainted by the dark side as a result.
I do like the idea of an aged Maul, after the loss of his brother, longing for a companion and thus becoming less of a "GRRR, ME THIRSTY FOR BLOOD AND CONQUEST" character, and more of an affably evil type.
What's up with that weapon? I think it's going to be a relic of the Sith Empire of old. It looks like Ezra is connected to it somehow. Could he be like an evil Chosen One? That might explain why Kanan is fighting those very Light looking Jedi in the trailer; they want to kill Ezra because he's being pulled to the Dark Side and Kanan thinks his Padawan can still be saved.
>bigger job than Pablo.
Would you say he's a
They're likely guards to the Sith temple who want to keep its power out of the hands of those who would abuse its power. This could also explain why they survived Order 66: They feared the possibility of the Republic growing corrupt and abusing its power, so the group that protected it split off from the Order.
My guess is that they're fighting Kanan as part of a test, or maybe they're genuinely trying to kill him. If it's the latter, I have more than one theory to explain why: Perhaps a canon work is finally going to explore the idea of Light Side absolutism being a bad thing, with a Jedi as non-traditional as Kanan being seen as a threat as a result; either that or Ezra is connected and/or specially suited to activating the weapon so they want to kill him, and Kanan naturally wants to protect him.
>Not wanting a thoroughly defeated Maul to have a Jean Valjean-like redemption, culminating in him begging an aged Ben Kenobi for forgiveness a la >>79024638
Maul seems much less brash based on what little we've seen; we can see how much he's changed simply based on how friendly he is. He's totally going to try and get Ezra to become his apprentice. He might even cite the fact that they've both lost loved ones to the Empire in order to gain his sympathy.
I think that ship sailed, Obi-Wan had his chance to kill Maul on Mandalore and didn't because Satine wouldn't want him to and it would be an act of darkness to give into that rage and despair.
Hey all, I'm trying to get my girlfriend interested in Star Wars. We watched A New Hope together and she liked it, and I just found out she's been watching Rebels secretly and enjoying it. I think she'd like The Clone Wars, what episode would be the best one to catch her interest?
He wasn't really in a position to fight back, though. Obi-Wan didn't give in to rage, but that doesn't mean he would never kill Maul. Remember he was all for it in Son of Dathomir.
From the EW article >>79023437
>Filoni says he's unlikely to resolve any major secrets from the films — just as he wouldn't want the movies to tie up any loose ends involving the characters from his shows. "For anybody in Star Wars, I think one of the questions you’re going to get asked is, 'Is that Snoke?' It's one of the mysteries right now. So, anybody could be seen as Snoke," he says, while volunteering his own crazy theory involving the surly droid from Rebels. "Maybe Chopper’s Snoke, you know, and his hard drive gets uploaded into the mind of an organic being. Chopper seems kind of evil at times."
Season 3 Episode 12 Black Man Cometh
I hope so.
No. I don't want that. It's fuck-retarded and we already get a redemption story.
Punished "Venom" Maul
Goddamn it, this season is gonna be great.
Yeah, Maul before would have just beaten Ezra into submission and killed him if this wasn't enough to get Ezra to become his apprentice. Hell, that's pretty much what he to Savage when he started going out of line. This Maul is going to notice Ezra's affinity to but fear of the Dark Side and try and convince him that not all of the Sith are aligned with the Empire, potentially citing the fact that they've both lost loved ones to the Empire as a way to garner his trust.
This makes me wonder if those "cartoons have no influence on the movies"-fags will be right in the long run. If the characters won't cross mediums and potentially end stories, then there's little for them to connect other than unrelated lore.
OK let's settle this then, how should Maul die?
A) Vader showdown
B) Reeved by Sheev
C) Cut in half vertically by Obi Wan
D) Redeemed and he and Obi become good friends.
Choose one and keep in mind that Star Wars is at its heart a series about pottery.
To be fair, animating cloth and not having it have miserably obvious clipping issues, while having actual flowing cloth physics is something that video games with higher budgets than Rebels can't even get right.
They sort of are since we already know they're unlikely to have major connections (since they wouldn't expect the movie audience to have watched the show), but the point isn't whether they're going to influence each other. Those idiots insist that the comics/shows/games/etc aren't canon to the movies, which is a completely different argument that we already know isn't true.
I haven't been this hyped since the film came out.
I only hope they don't screw up the mythology and make ZeForce/Good/Evil super simplified black and white again.
You have to remember, now the creators have Disney hovering over their heads, and Disney's had some time with Marvel to learn how to manage interconnected continuities well. I have a felling they'll go with a, "The movies can affect the shows but not vice versa" mantra with Star Wars in the coming years, just like with Marvel. The best people who want a closer connection to hope for is for one of the upcoming directors to be a big Rebels fan and throw in a cameo or an easter egg.
I'll take Inky at his word, that he watched vids of the old masters. Perhaps whoever trains the inquisitors (Vader?) would want them to use whatever means they could to get better.
I'm still confused on the whole inquisitor thing, though. What happened to Rule of Two? Even if it was retconned, Sheev never seemed one to promote some sort of Sith Order.
Yeah, Revan was originally going to show up in Clone Wars as a force ghost but it was scrapped due to continuity stuff. I really hope they decide to do something similar here in Rebels.
Let's take it one step further: Obi-Wan doesn't trust/forgive him at first but decides not to kill him on the spot. It's only after Maul sacrifices himself to save Obi-Wan that he finally forgives Satine and Qui-Gon's killer.
Good point anon. I guess we'll have to wait and see. However, I imagine we'll both be displeased. Inky will probably show up for 30 secs to fuck with Kanan in a force vision and that's it/
I stand by with my ranking:
Grand Moff Pablo, with the other story group members as other Moffs & admirals.
A. It'd be awesome and a nice way to wrap up the season's Sith exposition. B would be nice, but they should save Sidious for something really special. The fact that we're getting Vader TWICE this season is more than what we deserve or expected. Not C because Kenobi should never appear in this series outside of hologram/cron recordings. D is absolute shit. Maul's a Sith lord. You don't go and become friends with one of you're most hated enemies.
You know what would be a great idea? If Maul became like a reverse Obi Wan. Instead of "my apprentice betrayed me," it's "my master betrayed me." Instead of training Luke to stop the emperor he's training Ezra to stop the emperor. Instead of Luke being the Jedi's last hope, Ezra is the new Sith's last hope (with an established rule of two and no cheating with inquisitors). The entire series could be what would happen if Luke had been found by a sith instead of a Jedi.
MAUL IS REVERSE KENOBI. IT WAS ME BEN, IT WAS ME ALL ALONG!
This is interesting.
Personally I think option A would be good but I don't him to see Sheev again before he dies and I want them to use the lines from the comic.
Thinking about this stuff has made me realize why Sheev never sent Dooku to kill Maul, he couldn't trust that they wouldn't team up against him. Vader on the other hand is so thoroughly emotionally manipulated by the "you killed her" mind fuck Sheev laied on him that he probably thinks there's no way his loyal, obedient, attack dog would ever betray him.
That's pretty interesting if that's the case. I wonder why they stop training them? I mean, after ANH we don't see any mention of them. In the comics Vader could have used them instead of some convoluted scheme with smuggler girl, nega-3PO and nega-R2 to track down Luke and to his dirty work...
>yfw the story group calls their meetings a Mofference
>Perhaps whoever trains the inquisitors (Vader?) would want them to use whatever means they could to get better.
Vader personally trained the Inquisition to be weak. Inquisitors aren't meant to get better. They're mine canaries.
>I'm still confused on the whole inquisitor thing, though. What happened to Rule of Two?
Why is nobody talking about this ancient Sith superweapon? What does it do? Are they just going to do another planet destroying laser or will they do something more like the Star Forge? It's too late in the continuity for it to just be what the Death Star is based off of. Why is Ezra the one who accesses and seemingly activates it? Can anyone with Dark Side powers do so, or is Ezra special? Why doesn't the Empire know about it already?
I don't want Maul redeemed
I want him bitter and full of hate and plotting to gain more power
I want him die as he lived, as a failure
As whatever his new plan was come crumbling down at Vader's/Sidious'/Kanan's feet, he'd be defeated in combat and left with nothing again
But rather than being captured or used again he would fuel his rage into one final all-or-nothing attack
Only to be cut down with no effort at all
Don't get me wrong, I love Maul but he's a tragic character who has always failed and it would fit his motif to die failing
So they're just slightly more useful grunts used to hunt Jedi and do Dark Side related stuff? Still doesn't explain why Vader stopped using them. I suppose something happens between now and ANH for Sheev to put an end to using them..?
>I'm still confused on the whole inquisitor thing, though. What happened to Rule of Two?
They aren't Sith in that they haven't been shown many of the actual Sith teachings and their otherworldly practices. They are only given the most basic of Force skills and are curtailed from their full potential. They can't even operate a lightsaber properly and rely on the Spin-Sabers to compensate.
We trained them wrong, as a joke.
Yes, they are only there to hunt down weak-ass Jedi that Vader doesn't want to deal with. We can assume that the Inquisitor program gets fucked up somehow before ANH, most likely by the Ghost crew.
So basically the HALO array? If it can't move, it has to have a MASSIVE range for it to be a threat. That still begs the question of why Ezra? Is he special or can anyone with Darkside powers use it?
>So they're just slightly more useful grunts used to hunt Jedi and do Dark Side related stuff?
Yeah this, they are mere hunting dogs for the actual Sith.
>I suppose something happens between now and ANH for Sheev to put an end to using them..?
They might have been gotten rid of, we don't know, it might get addressed in further seasons of Rebels.
My guess is that their best Inquisitors repeatedly being defeated by pseudo-Jedi and clearly being outmatched by the few remaining full fledged Jedi was enough to prove to Sheev that the Inquisitor program was a failure.
>That still begs the question of why Ezra?
It might be able to sense his feelings and desire for strength to defeat his enemies. It can feel his want to become stronger and preys upon those that are susceptible to it's influence. I'm just guessing here.
He slaughtered a village to get Obi-Wan to come after him and killed the love of his life in front of him
He took over several crime organizations, killing anyone who didn't agree with him, so he could start his evil empire
He survived being cut in half and dumped on a junk world with nothing but the power of HATE
Maul is pretty damn evil
>They can't even operate a lightsaber properly and rely on the Spin-Sabers
>they're given double-bladed lightsabers when they can't use a normal saber
Just because we haven't seen them in the comics doesn't mean they might not still exist. The movies are about the big high stakes fights, Vader is there and he is hunting his son for the last two films personally.
Maybe we'll see an Inquisitor in the comics sometime or something. Or maybe you're right and the whole program is fucked.
>That's pretty interesting if that's the case. I wonder why they stop training them? In the comics Vader could have used them instead of some convoluted scheme with smuggler girl, nega-3PO and nega-R2 to track down Luke and to his dirty work...
It was mentioned by Filoni that there are not a whole lot of Inquisitors to begin with. By the time of ANH, they're probably all dead. Which means we'll probably see them get killed off in Rebels. But if not, in regards to the events of the Vader comics. He still couldn't have used them. Even though he trained them, they're not his personal minions. If they found out about Luke, they'd pass word to the Emperor. And Vader is intent on keeping this shit under wraps. That's why he needs someone who can report to him and only him. Thus, Aphra.
Because he's susceptible to it? A proper Jedi can most likely overcome it, but Ezra is already impulsive, ready to fight even when he's outclassed and has used anger in attack. He doesn't have inner peace yet.
So guys do you think Luke will survive and successfully revive the Jedi Order, or do you think they'll kill him off for muh Rey?
Will we get a TV/cartoon series between ROTJ and TFA? I really want some more Luke stuff in the new canon
>Will we get a TV/cartoon series between ROTJ and TFA?
It could happen live action wise I'd think, a live action Star Wars story is a literal eventuality, but they're still testing the television waters with Star Wars. I doubt they want to devalue the brand by making too many media avenues, but it'll probably end up a lot like Marvel in the next 5 years.
Which I'm very ok with
Luke is kill and takes the knowledge of the Jedi with him because it always leads to problems
Rey dies of cancer later on
I just saw ANH fo the first time, and to tell the truth, it wasn't that great. Ot has some issues in the writing. Like Lukes friend, he appears almost in the end. Lucas should have show a scene with him and Luke at the start to make it less rush. Han Solo appears in the end to save the day and ends up being a hero for everyone like nothing. Vader is shown to be like a dog to Tarkin. I know some people critize Anakin in the PT but Vader doesn't act like a different character, they are the same. They talk about how Vader is the only one left who talks about the Force when the Emperor is clearly a Force user.Some people said how the aliens from TFA looked boring. Here the aliens pretty generic, comon a wolfman and the literal demon? And what bother me the most was how Luke barely care when his uncles died and then he is shown depressed by Obi-Wan death even through he barely knew him as he said at the start of the movie. Finally they spend too much time with the drpids at the beginning, like 20 or more minutes of beeps. TFA doesn't seem like a rehash of ANH, maybe a homepage including the other 2 movies. Overall i think the movie is really overrated but i can understand why it was such a big deal back in the day, i just didn't feel a lot about it. Still a decent movie tho
They'll take the easy way out and kill him off, because that's what happened to Ben.
But Han somewhat filled the Ben role already and that's been checked off the list, you say? No matter, they'll just check it off twice!
Also Maz will die of old age in Episode 9.
I'm okay with this because we all know what comes next.
I dunno, I think it would be cooler if Kanan went dark, rarely in Star Wars shit is it the master instead of the padawan who gets corrupted
Maybe in an effort to keep Ezra out of it he ends up falling
Funny you mention that 'friend' scene. That was originally in the draft for the movie, but got cut because Lucas didn't want to make 'American Graffiti in Space'
That reminds me. Can't wait to see the blu-rays of the originals when they come out.
How many movies in the main story do you think Disney will do? Eventually the main story has to end right? They can make the fight between the dark side and light side forever. With the same rebels vs emperor with different names forever it would get boring or at least that is what i think. I personally wouln't mind but it would affect the story
And the world will burn, as I said. So please, PLEASE, do something clever or random twist. Just not that.
Have Luke show up at the end and lay the beat down, with Force ghost Anakin as Force ghost Vader absorbs Snoke and fights himself or something. Then they merge and the true awakening happens and Luke uses it to make himself Emperor to stop this bullshit from ever happening again. Bringing a new golden age to the galaxy.
Just not this pore man's attempt at poetry.
I think 12. That was Lucas's original plan, and any higher and you alienate the normie audience because 13 is WAY too high a "sequel number".
In fact, for that reason, I suspect they may not even go past 9.
Notice they haven't been calling the newest movie VII in marketing? Its so they don't alienate people who haven't seen 1-6.
I... Hope that makes sense. It's nearly 6am here.
>Wanting Maul to beg forgiveness
>Not not wanting a "It is either Valjean or Javert!" moment for Maul where he ends up being a total darksider helping the rebels out of pure selfish whims.
Yeah the uncles part bother me too. Luke lives his entire life with his uncles and when he sees them dead he doesn't give a fuck, he never cried or said something like "the empire will pay for this, i will avenge them" he literally forgets about them and is happy to finally get out of the planet. He liked Obi-Wan more even when he thought he was a crazy old men. Really stupid if you ask me
impressive man, ive actually been doing the same thing but just to entertain myself at work. its a word file that's a couple hundred pages now after months and months
Jesus fuck. Way to miss the point.
It's the reason he finally leaves and his resolve to join the rebellion is stronger than ever.
Before the only thing that kept him there was his family.
And he sticks with Kenobi since he conveniently is also looking for the Rebel alliance.
>Robin Atkin Downes voicing a character
>Luke doesn't give a fuck.
We spend twenty seconds, half of which is Luke staring in disbelief at their bodies and looking away in a rather touching emotional moment. The score is really all that is needed.
> Stormtrooper with a Minnesota accent
On the plus side, all the exp + desh
By the time I get the droid, I'll have a lot more of the story missions opened up for me I bet.
The 4th droid, I don't wanna get my hopes up, but I feel like it'll be good. I know that if I give up, I'll end up regretting it.
And I needed to do an exp grind anyways, so I may aswell go for the droid.
>filoni says chopper could even be snoke
>smoke says he witnessed rise and fall of the Empire
>chopper has been around for that long
>snoke looks disfigured
>has much knowledge and is wise
>chopper uploaded his mind to an artifical body
>thus body looks fucked up
>supreme leader chopper is real
It's batshit, but I'm going to guess pic related.