What a great time to be a Star Wars fan. Last week the trailer for the new season of Star Wars Rebels came out. The trailer was amazing. But most importantly it showed this season’s new antagonist, Grand Admiral Thrawn. This is the first time if I am not mistake that we will have seen him in any media outside of either video games or books. Most Star Wars fans will know of Thrawn from the expanded universe, as one of the Empires best Admirals and tactical genius.
Thrawn debuted in Heir to the Empire series, set five years after the events in Return of the Jedi. Thrawn’s creator, Timothy Zahn, is confirmed to be writing a new novel about the character that will be published in 2017, the best thing about this is that it will be cannon and Thrawn will now have a place in the Star Wars universe.