There’s a big Star Wars Rebels Easter egg that was included in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story that has officially been confirmed. Chances are a lot of fans may have missed this Easter egg because they were so engulfed in the awesomeness of the film. This might be considered a spoiler for some fans so if you don’t want to know, then don’t read ahead.
We already knew that The Ghost made an appearance in the film and it was spotted in one of the trailers that you can see here. We now have confirmation of who was piloting that ship. In Rogue One we hear the following dialogue said over an intercom, “General Syndulla, please report.”
The big question is, was he talking to Hera Syndulla or her father Cham? Star Wars Rebels producer Dave Filoni confirms with EW that it’s is “absolutely Hera” which means the pilot leader of the Ghost crew is still alive! He says:
“I can clarify that’s absolutely Hera being paged, not her dad. The movie gives that away, but I would rather have all the [references] be right. Hera will eventually become a general in the Rebel Alliance.”
That’s pretty awesome news, especially to those who have been following the Star Wars Rebels series. Rebels is set about three years prior to the events in Rogue One, so there is still a lot of story to tell with Hera and the rest of the crew.
Star Wars Rebels returns to Disney XD Saturday, January 7, 2017