Grand Admiral Thrawn reenters canon in ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Season 3

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Oh shit! Grand Admiral Thrawn is canon! Canon is Grand Admiral Thrawn! Someday I’ll sit down and watch all of Rebels (seriously), and I’ll partially do so because I love Grand Admiral Thrawn so much. Who is now canon. Again! What was once canon is now canon once more.


After Disney purchased Lucasfilm, it was announcedthat the Star Wars expanded universe would no longer be considered official canon. Relabeled “Legends,” these stories would continue to exist in print and other mediums for future generations to enjoy. It was later clarified that places, characters, elements and stories from Legends could be adapted for future Star Wars canon if creators chose to incorporate them in this new wholly connected Star Wars universe.

The Star Wars Rebels season 2 finale included the now infamous line “there’s always some truth in Legends,” a tease of things to come. We’ve seen this already in the Star Wars novels, and now the animated television series Star Wars Rebels is brining back a big character from the expanded universe. Find out who and how Grand Admiral Thrawn will fit into Star Wars Rebels season 3 after the jump.

 Star Wars Rebels creator Dave Filoni has been teasing for a while now that a big Star Wars expanded universe character would be playing a major role in Star Wars Rebels season 3. And most fans had guessed that it would be Grand Admiral Thrawn from Timothy Zahn‘s infamous Heir to the Empire trilogy in the 1990s.