Right here’s a giant deal for followers of the Dave Filoni-created Star Wars animated canon: An previous character (really, a lot youthful right here) made an look on the primary episode of the brand new Star Wars animated collection The Dangerous Batch which dropped in the course of the night time. And, it’s the Freddie Prinze Jr. voiced Star Wars Rebels character Kanan Jarrus. Besides right here, he’s identified by his padawan title Caleb Dume.
Jarrus was a Jedi Knight and the chief of the Ghost crew on Rebels. Throughout Kanan’s run on the collection, he’s blinded by Darth Maul, the darkish Jedi launched within the 1999 function Star Wars: Episode I, The Phantom Menace.
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On the onset of “Aftermath”, Caleb survives Order 66; that’s when all of the clone troopers on the finish of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith turned their weapons and worn out many of the Jedis per Emperor Palpatine’s edict. BTW, the Dangerous Batch aka Pressure Clone 99 is comprised of 5 rogue troopers –Hunter, Echo, Tick, Ricket and Crosshair– who refused to obey Order 66.
Dangerous Batch begins with Caleb calling within the 5 rogue members in a skirmish in opposition to the Republic’s Separatist droids. He’s beneath the tutelage of Jedi grasp Dep Billaba (Archie Panjabi). Caleb quickly witness Order 66 in its full impact as Billaba turns into a goal of the clone troopers. It’s her sacrifice that Caleb absorbs. For you see, Caleb finally sacrifices himself to avoid wasting the Ghost Crew in Rebels. Caleb sees his Jedi Grasp being ganged up on by the clone troopers, however she tells him to run. He follows her orders and winders up working into the Dangerous Batch. “Steer clear of me!” Caleb yells at them and dashes into the forest, after which up a tree. Finally, the rogue troopers see Order 66 has been put into place, nonetheless, they’ve Caleb’s again and defend him from the principle troupe. Hunter tries to assist Caleb, however the child winds up leaping over an enormous canyon and flees. To be continued…
EW reports that it was Filoni’s thought to attract a younger Caleb into the Dangerous Batch kickoff. The collection takes place submit 2005’s Star Wars, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and earlier than the animated Rebels.
Dangerous Batch EPs Jennifer Corbett and Brad Rau didn’t make any large guarantees to EW that Caleb would return, however they didn’t shut any doorways both.
Rau mentioned, “We don’t run throughout acquainted faces each single episode, each single time, however once we do, we need to ensure that it’s value it.”