One of the most famous of characters from the “Star Wars” expanded universe before everything was reset was that of Grand Admiral Thrawn. Now the character is officially being brought into canon as a new adversary for the Ghost crew and the rest of the Rebel Alliance in the third season of Disney XD’s “Star Wars Rebels”.
During the show’s panel at Star Wars Celebration today, a new three minute trailer was screened which you can see below and promises Mandalorians, Darth Maul, and Thrawn who will be voiced by “House of Cards” star Lars Mikkelsen. There’s also a ‘neutral’ master of the Force named Bendu to be voiced by the legendary “Doctor Who” star Tom Baker.
Author Timothy Zahn, who created Thrawn in his ‘Heir to the Empire’ novels, has announced that he was involved in these developments and is finishing up work on an unannounced “Star Wars: Thrawn” book which will go on sale in April 2017. “Star Wars Rebels” returns to Disney XD sometime this fall.