Star Wars Rebels Midseason Trailer Pits Obi-Wan Kenobi Against Maul

No need to Force your excitement over this one: Obi-Wan Kenobi and Maul are about to go saber-to-saber on Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels.

The long-awaited confrontation is teased at the tail end of the midseason trailer, released by the network on Wednesday. And although this isn’t the first time we’ve seen Obi-Wan face off against Maul — they, along with Qui-Gon Jinn, did battle on the big screen in The Phantom Menace — the confrontation is sure to be explosive, considering how long Maul has been searching for the Jedi Master.

Also in the trailer: Obi-Wan issues a warning for “any surviving Jedis,” Sabine attempts to master the power of the Darksaber, and it’s revealed that the Empire is hiding “something important.” (OK, that last one is really more of a given than a reveal.)

As previously reported, Star Wars Rebels — returning Jan. 7 at 8:30/7:30c — will also introduce Saw Gerrera, portrayed (vocally) by Rogue One‘s Forest Whitaker.

Hit PLAY on the trailer above, then drop a comment with your hopes for the rest of Rebels‘ third season below.

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  1. hopemullinax says:

    I’m stupid excited for Maul vs. Obi-Wan! After Maul kissed his love interest, Satine, Kenobi has a massive score to settle!

    • hopemullinax says:

      I’m so excited, I can’t even write straight. I meant to say “killed Obi-Wan’s love interested.”
      I can’t wait for Saturday!

    • Chfh says:

      Thats not the jedi way so dont expect that or turn into a hater when that doesnt happen.

      • hopemullinax says:

        I’m more considering that there’s no real Jedi Order to regulate him, and Obi-Wan’s been in isolation for 20-ish years. He did have to deal with controlling anger in the Marvel Star Wars comics which is the new canon. So, Obi-Wan might take a shot at Maul for killing Satine.
        I agree with you, though. I’m pretty sure it’s not going to happen. In fact the way Sam Witwer has been teasing in interviews, we could get a Maul redemption arc instead.Sam is a bit of a troll when it comes to interviews, though, so he could be straight up lying to us. He’s pretty good at throwing out red herrings~

  2. Aimee says:

    Holy crap! That looks sooooooo good!!!