As we first reported last week, it appears as if Princess Leia is in Star Wars Rebels when it returns. Now TV Insider just revealed that Princess Leia will be making an appearance on Star Wars: Rebels on the mid-season premiere on Jaunary 20th!
Dave Filoni recently spoke with TV Insider about her hitting the TV screen:
“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,” Filoni says. “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.”
So Leia will be a part of the Empire in Star Wars Rebels! That’s a very interesting take on the character and one we have not seen on screen yet. TV Insider also has the scoop on how many episodes so will appear in and who voiced her:
“This will be Leia’s only appearance this season, and it is unknown yet if she will appear again on the series. The voice will not be provided by Carrie Fisher (the live-action actress who created the role), but instead is by Julie Dolan, who also played Leia in the video game Star Wars: Uprising.”
This episode will be premiering January 20th here in the states. Expect a Star Wars: Rebels trailer to drop later this week featuring Ahsoka vs. Darth Vader.