Kanan is the original last Jedi. Sure, Obi-Wan and Yoda are in exile, and he has Ezra as a padawan, but like Luke after Return of the Jedi, he’s on his own without a master and never completed his own training. He saw a major step forward last season as he learned to deal with his blindness and the Bendu taught him how to better harmonize with the Force, but now the looming question is what happens to Kanan?
The character was originally introduced with Hera in the book A New Dawn, where there was a hint of some potential romance, something that has definitely been present, but on the back burner, for all 3 seasons of the show so far without any over acknowledgement one way or the other, but a clip shown during the panel almost settled this once and for all. In the clip, Kanan and Hera begin talking about their relationship and plans for life once The Empire is defeated and actually lean in for a kiss before suddenly being interrupted by Ryder Azadi in the perfect tease. Unfortunately, the writing of Kanan’s fate seems to have been on the wall for some time now, and this just feels like more set up for that tragic loss by Hera and the rest of the Ghost crew. Even so, some sort of closure on the most subtle romance in Star Wars history might be on the horizon.
Wolves, Convorees, and Ahsoka Lives?
These three things may have nothing in common, but the amount of Dave Filoni art involving some combination of Ahsoka, wolves, and convorees suggests some strong thematic ties at the least. Ahsoka and the convor has been a major holdover from The Clone Wars, stretching all the way back to the Mortis arc when the Force being known as The Daughter sacrificed herself so that Ahsoka could live. Since then, the birds have seemed to follow Ahsoka, looking over her, and one even appeared shortly after her apparent death on Malachor at the end of season 2.
The wolves are a very mysterious addition that haven’t yet made their way to the screen. Dave Filoni had plans for them in Ahsoka’s story in the cancelled seasons of The Clone Wars, so the fact that they’re now showing up in Rebels and teased alongside images of Ahsoka and Convorees by Filoni understandably only fuels that speculation by saying the appearance of the birds “probably means something” and that “most of the time [his teases] are going somewhere.” While he didn’t add any thing very over to this long running big of speculation, he did explain the purposes of the wolves, explaining that they have a long history in myth and popular culture both as positive and negative creatures, depending on how you approach them. Filoni says that they’re very much like the Force in that way, even comparing them to the Bendu, saying the wolves of Lothal may be a
While he didn’t add any thing very over to this long running big of speculation, he did explain the purposes of the wolves, saying that they have a long history in myth and popular culture both as positive and negative creatures, depending on how you approach them. Filoni says that they’re very much like the Force in that way, even comparing them to the Bendu, saying the wolves of Lothal may be a part of the nature of the Force itself.
Ezra has always had a strong connection with animals since his early training as shown in various arcs, such as when he communicated with the Purrgil, and Talor Gray says that one of the coolest parts about the Force is how it enables those that wield it to connect with other living things, so the wolves, the convorees, Kanan, Ezra, and the looming question of Ahsoka may all come swirling to more definitive answers by the time this season is over.
Ending the Series
Since season 4 is meant to be a definitive end to the Rebels show, there’s a lot of threads to be concluded and a few more to be tied forward to future franchise installments. Dave Filoni says this season will be the most connected the show has seen, and with the connections we’ve already seen to Rogue One, the original trilogy, and The Clone Wars, that’s already evident.
According to Filoni, the ending has already been shot, and the show will spend the last eleven or so episodes on a single arc that mostly focuses on Ezra. With other animated projects in the works, it’s possible those episodes will also be used to set up future storytelling for some of these characters as well, but obviously, nothing on that front has been announced by Lucasfilm yet.
Either way, Rebels and the saga of the Ghost crew is coming to an end, and it all starts on October 16th.
Source: Star Wars Underground
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