Star Wars Fans, we’ve got news for you. There have been whispers about Star Wars Rebels season 5 for quite some time now, and we’re here to go in-depth and find out how much of it is true.
For those of you that don’t know, Star Wars Rebels is a 3D animated sci-fi tv-show developed by Lucasfilm Animation- taking place 14 years after Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Set in the dark ages, the Galactic Empire is trying to track down the final Jedi and a nascent uprising against the Empire is forming- the show takes you on an adventure like never before. The series’ visual design is influenced by Ralph McQuarrie’s original Star Wars trilogy.
On October 16, 2017, the fourth season aired, alongside which ran a one-hour television feature, Heroes of Mandalore. On March 5, 2018, the season finale was broadcasted. Fans have since anxiously awaited a new season, so let’s get right to it. Here’s everything you should know about Star Wars Rebels season 5.
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Will there be a Star Wars Rebels Season 5?
This question is tricky, because Dave Filoni, the creator, says no, but that doesn’t mean there will be no season 5 at all many predict that Star Wars: Ahsoka will serve as Star Wars Rebels season 5. Let’s talk about both of those angles.
Will the Show be Renewed- Creator’s POV
The series’ creator, Dave Filoni didn’t hold back, hide, or run when asked about the possibility of Star Wars Rebels Season 5. He stated that he had no plans to release another installment of the show. He said that it told the entire tale he planned, therefore there was no need for an extra year.
“No. Not really. I was really happy with how that series turned out, and I feel like we got to tell a complete story there. It was one of the things that really drove me to think, well, it would be great to have a complete feeling like that for Clone Wars, so now to have both is really great. I think that there’s always the potential for stories that involve the characters from Rebels, which is maybe a better way to put it. They’ve all earned their place in the galaxy, so to speak, so I’m sure there’s some more of them to do,” were Filoni’s exact words.
Star Wars Rebels does leave several narrative threads unsolved, but Filoni has got a point. He did, at the end of the day, cover more or less everything. The series concluded with the Ghost Crew’s travels as a group.
Will Star Wars: Ahsoka compensate for Star Wars Rebels Season 5?
Ahsoka Tano has been rumored to be featured in The Mandalorian season 2, and because the Disney+ series takes place years after Return of the Jedi, it may give insight into what occurred to their quest for Ezra.
There’s no news yet on whether Sabine or Ezra will appear in the Pedro Pascal-led series. Ahsoka’s reappearance may give fans some explanations for the unanswered mysteries from Star Wars Rebels. This may also serve as a launchpad for a prequel series for the remaining characters.
Yet, if the series does actually involve Ahsoka and Sabine searching for Ezra and Thrawn, we’re unfortunately getting nothing but a very concentrated Rebels Season 5 episode.
Star Wars Rebels Season 5 Potential Plot
Fourteen years post the collapse of the Galactic Republic and the Jedi Order, and the emergence of the Galactic Empire, a motley band of rebels band together atop the Ghost, a light freighter, and begin conducting clandestine operations against Imperial forces everywhere on and around the planet Lothal, as well as on other planets threatened by the Empire.
Filoni hints that the story of Sabine Wren might continue. While Lucasfilm has said nothing, Filoni implied, “I think that there’s always the potential for stories that involve the characters from Rebels, which is maybe a better way to put it. They’ve all earned their place in the galaxy, so to speak. So I’m sure there’s some more of them to do. … Certainly, I will say it’s something I’ve given a decent amount of thought to. So you never know when or if it will actually ever take shape.”
Star Wars Rebels Season 5 Release Date
As of now, as previously said, the show stands canceled, so there’s no release date set in motion, nor is there a trailer or production information. When (or if- we hope it happens) the Star Wars Rebels is renewed, we’ll be the first to let you know!
Star Wars Season 5 Cast List
We expect all the mains to come back if the show is renewed (even Kanan Jarrus, in flashbacks obviously).
Taylor Gray stars as Ezra Bridger, an adolescent con artist who is taken in by Kanan and trained as a Jedi.
Vanessa Marshall plays Hera Syndulla, the child of Ryloth freedom warrior Cham Syndulla and a Twi’lek pilot turned Rebel Commander and General.
Kanan Jarrus, previously known as Jedi Padawan Caleb Dume, who survived the events of Order 66, is played by Freddie Prinze Jr. He is Ezra’s tutor and the Ghost Crew’s commander.
Tiya Sircar plays Sabine Wren, a teenage Mandalorian warrior obsessed with art.
Steven Blum as Garazeb “Zeb” Orrelios, a former Last honor guard member and rebel who wants the Empire to pay for enslaving his people.
Dave Filoni as Chopper (credited as “Himself” prior to the season 4 finale), Hera’s astromech droid who can be a bit reckless.
We also expect a few others:
James Earl Jones as Darth Vader, a powerful Sith Lord and the apprentice of Emperor Palpatine who was once Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker.
Matt Lanter as Anakin Skywalker, a former Jedi Knight who became Darth Vader.
David Oyelowo as Agent Kallus, an influential member of the Imperial ground team who is tasked with overviewing Imperial activities.
Keith Szarabajka as Cikatro Vizago, a Devaronian crime lord who the Ghost crew occasionally runs errands and smuggles goods for in exchange for credits and information.
Phil LaMarr as Bail Organa, the Senator of planet Alderaan, owner of the droids C-3PO and R2-D2, secretly one of the leaders organizing the Rebel Alliance, and adoptive father of Leia Organa.
Dante Basco as Jai Kell, a Lothalian aiding Ezra and the Ghost crew during the Imperial occupation of Lothal as part of Ryder Azadi’s rebel cell.
Dee Bradley Baker as Captain Rex, a former high-ranking Clone trooper, who served under Anakin Skywalker in the Clone Wars. He also voices Commander Wolffe and Captain Gregor.
Ashley Eckstein as Ahsoka Tano, the former Padawan of Anakin Skywalker, who aids the rebellion with pivotal assets.
Ian McDiarmid as Emperor Palpatine, the tyrannical ruler of the galaxy and the Sith Lord known as Darth Sidious as well as the master of Darth Vader.
Jim Cummings as Hondo Ohnaka, a Weequay who led a group of space pirates that operated on the Outer Rim called the Ohnaka Gang during the Clone Wars.
Gina Torres as Ketsu Onyo, a Mandalorian bounty hunter working for the Black Sun, is an old friend of Sabine Wren.
That’s all we know about Star Wars Rebels season 5 as of now. Stay tuned for more information!