STAR WARS REBELS - A brand new "Star Wars Rebels" trailer debuted at Star Wars Celebration Europe today and revealed some big hints of what's to come in the hit series' third season, including new characters Grand Admiral Thrawn-a fan-favorite from Star Wars Legends voiced by "House of Cards" Lars Mikkelsen-and Bendu, an ancient and powerful new character voiced by classic "Doctor Who" actor Tom Baker. (Lucasfilm)

A new trailer for the mid-season premiere of “Star Wars Rebels” Season 3 on Disney XD features Saw Guerra from “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi in a showdown with a familiar foe, the Sith villain Darth Maul.

The trailer certainly seems full of significant events in the series narrative, and lots of action and adventure.

The video begins with Ezra awakening to find a Jedi holocron with a message of warning from a young Obi-Wan Kenobi. Also, Forest Whitaker transitions from “Rogue One” to “Rebels” to lend his voice to Saw Guerra. Other characters to appear are rebellion leader Mon Motha, making her “Rebels” debut, a woman who could possibly be Sabine’s mother, Season 3 antagonist Admiral Thrawn and the all-black Death Troopers from last seen in “Rogue One.”

But what will really catch long-time Star Wars fans’ attention is the final seconds of the trailer, where we see a hooded Obi-Wan confronted by Darth Maul on the desert planet Tatooine. The two have a storied history together, dating back to “The Phantom Menace” and continuing in the animated series “Clone Wars.” It would appear that there is business between them yet to finish.

“Star Wars Rebels” returns to Disney XD with all-new episodes on January 7, 2017. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is in theaters now. Directed by Gareth Edwards, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” also Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Riz Ahmed and Jiang Wen. “Star Wars Rebels” airs Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on Disney XD.

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