We’ve been teased by Dave Filoni that another big character would be showing up this season on “Star Wars Rebels,” and now we know who that character is. And it definitely is a big one! TV Insider has the exclusive reveal that Princess Leia will be appearing in the next new episode of Rebels titled “A Princess in Lothal,” and will be played by actress Julie Dolan, who played Leia in the mobile game “Star Wars: Uprising.”
Here is what Dave Filoni told TV Insider about bring Leia into the series:
“We thought we had an opportunity to show her learning to be a leader, experimenting with the personality that becomes the stronger more resolute character you see in A New Hope. One of the complex challenges of depicting Leia in Rebels is that we have to remind the audience that at this point she is part of the Empire. She doesn’t believe in the Empire, but she is acting the part, almost a double agent.”
“I get asked by fans about certain characters all the time,” Filoni told us back in September. “We’ve been pretty good at bringing them back, not just because people want them, but because we have an important story to tell with them, and how things cross over.”
TV Insider also revealed that season two will pick up again with “A Princess in Lothal” on January 20th, and said that this episode will be Leia’s only appearance this season, but doesn’t know if she will show up in future episodes in the series.
This is really exciting! Not only because Princess Leia is coming to “Star Wars Rebels,” but also because of the fact we get to see her as part of the Empire, which sounds very cool to me.
We won’t have to wait long for “Star Wars Rebels” return, but knowing that Princess Leia will be in the next episode is definitely gonna make the wait until next week feel a lot longer!