Genevieve O’Reilly will play Mon Mothma again in Rebels season 4



“5. And we’ll see the return of Saw, Mon, and Bo-Katan. Forest Whitaker will reprise his role as rebel extremist Saw Gerrera. Filoni is resurrecting another character from The Clone Wars — Bo-Katan, sister of the fallen Duchess Satine Kryze — seen briefly in the trailer raising the Darksaber. And Genevieve O’Reilly is back as Mon Mothma. “You might see Mon Mothma get a little fiery for once,” Filoni said of the generally level-headed leader. “There’s a reason she’s the leader.””


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Genevieve O’Reilly played Mon Mothma in Revenge of the Sith (where all her scenes with dialogues were cut), Rogue One and Rebels Season 3.

SWCO 2017: 11 Things We Learned from Dave Filoni and Pablo Hidalgo’s “Animated Origins and Unexpected Fates” Panel


“Dave Filoni, executive producer of Star Wars Rebels and Pablo Hidalgo of the Lucasfilm Story Group came together on the first day of Star Wars Celebration Orlando to give a behind-the-scenes look at some of the most beloved animated characters, ships, and storylines from Star Wars: The Clone Wars and beyond. Here are 11 of the most revealing insights and surprises from the panel, as well as sketches and concept art shown throughout.


1. Savage Opress (and George Lucas) were instrumental in resurrecting Maul from the dead. Once he had seen the other son of Dathomir in his animated glory on The Clone Wars, Lucas approached Filoni about adding Maul to the cast, complete with spidery legs. “I’ve got an idea and you’re going to love it,” Lucas told him. “Oh…that so seldom lines up,” he joked. After seeing The Phantom Menace, he — like many fans — had assumed Maul was never going to heal. “It’s over. He’s cut in half. How does that work?” Filoni told Lucas of his idea for resurrection. Lucas’ advice? “I don’t know. Figure it out.”[…]

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Comic Book Resources: Rebels “needs to tell” Jar Jar’s fate and Senate politics in Season 4


“[…] Despite all of this solid storytelling though, there still remains a surprisingly large number of unresolved plotlines to be covered and a variety of characters that need to make an appearance on the show before its timeline inevitably reaches “Rogue One” and “A New Hope.” Here’s everything that needs to happen in “Star Wars: Rebels” Season Four.


[…] In the recent Expanded Universe novel, “Star Wars: Aftermath: Empire’s End,” Jar Jar Binks’ ultimate fate was revealed in the post-Jedi time period, but how he actually got to that point remains up in the air and rather ambiguous. Whatever happened to his romance with Julia that was established in “The Disappeared” in the “Clone Wars’” final season? Did Jar Jar Binks try to join the rebels after Palpatine declared himself the Emperor? Was he still a representative of Naboo after Padme’s death? “Star Wars: Rebels” is in the perfect position to answer all of these questions that are in desperate need of being answered. […]


Something quite significant that “Star Wars: Rebels” has yet to touch upon is the state of politics in the post-“Revenge of the Sith” timeline. Viewers have been given second-hand accounts of what’s happening in the senate on Coruscant via Mon Mothma and Bail Organa, but so far the series has yet to actually show how politics have changed now that Palpatine is the Emperor or even if the senate is still based within the same building after the Yoda/Palpatine fight in “Episode III.”

A return to Coruscant in the fourth season of “Rebels” would not only fill in gaps and provide more context for Mon Mothma and Bail Organa’s actions, it could also visualize just how dire the political situation is in the capital and show what exactly is motivating more and more planets to rebel against the new Empire. This shift in focus could also show how Palpatine himself is managing his new responsibilities. There’s a lot of untapped potential in this corner of the “Star Wars” universe.”

Read the whole article at Comic Book Resources.