Voice actor Vanessa Marshall has compared Star Wars Rebels season 4 to the hit HBO fantasy/drama Game of Thrones. The fourth and final season of the animated series set in-between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope in the galaxy far, far away concludes the story of a group of rebels – young force user Ezra Bridger, ex-Jedi Kanan Jarrus, Twi’lek and pilot Hera Syndulla, young Mandalorian Sabine Wren, Garazeb "Zeb" Orrelios, and the droid Chopper – who conduct covert operations against the Imperials on their ship, the Ghost.
The first two episodes of the season premiered last Monday with “Heroes of Mandalore” Part 1 and 2, which focused on Sabine’s mission to rescue her father and unite the Mandalorians against the Empire by finding a leader willing to accept the Darksaber. While the episodes ended on a positive note for Mandalore, fans know from previous episodes and Star Wars: The Clones Wars that the planet and its people tend to get caught in political and personal drama. As such, it wouldn’t be surprising to see a tough road ahead as the Mandalorians fight for their freedom against the Empire.
In an interview with Comic Book, Marshall (who voices Hera in the series) revealed that the drama is going to get so intense for Mandalore and the Ghost crew in season 4, she heard others compare it to Game of Thrones – a series filled with intense family and political drama, major character deaths and large-scale battles. Here is what she said about the comparison and her excitement for the new season:
"I heard someone describe season four as the 'Mandalorian Game of Thrones,' which I thought was an interesting description. I would say it's that and more because there's even more going on than just that. We'll have to follow along and buckle up, get ready for it all."
"I'm psyched to see the entire season of the fourth season. I'm excited to see any and all of it so I can't even pick and choose. As I said, only Dave Filoni knows how it ends so I wouldn't even know how to tease what lies ahead. I think we're all gonna be in for a wild ride and it's gonna be well worth showing up for. I can't wait to see every moment of season four, truly."
Game of Thrones isn't the first show that comes to mind when it comes to Star Wars Rebels; considering one is aimed for a mature, adult audience and the other is more or less meant for a younger audience. Plot-wise, however, Rebels is heading in the direction of tighter, focused story telling that's surprising and bold, similar to Thrones.
Marshall's comments also makes us wonder if the series is going to take a dark turn this season, considering Thrones is famously known for killing off its main characters. Since this is the final season and we know that the Ghost crew isn't going to single handedly take down the Empire, it wouldn't be surprising to see some of our favorite rebels meet their end as the TV show comes to a close. We know that Hera survives, since we hear her name mentioned in Rogue One (where Chopper also made a cameo), but the other characters' fates are up in the air right now.
Star Wars Rebels continues with ‘In the Name of the Rebellion’ on Monday, October 23.
Source: Comic Book