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Go Behind-the-Scenes with Star Wars Rebels: Rebels Recon for “Shroud of Darkness”

Go Behind-the-Scenes with Star Wars Rebels: Rebels Recon for “Shroud of Darkness”

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**SPOILERS** for the Star Wars Rebels episode “Shroud of Darkness.”

Kanan and Ezra have grown weary of being chased by the Inquisitors — and they’re concerned that the Rebellion is being exposed to additional danger it does not need. Kanan decides it’s time to seek counsel on how best to deal with the situation. Joined by Ahsoka, Kanan and Ezra make their way to the Jedi Temple on Lothal where they each find answers they need, but not necessarily the ones they were seeking.

Time to go behind-the-scenes with the latest Rebels Recon:

In this installment of Rebels Recon, StarWars.com goes inside the episode “Shroud of Darkness,” with creator interviews and more.

In “Shroud of Darkness,” Ahsoka, Kanan and Ezra travel to the Lothal Jedi Temple and each have a unique experience. One of the most shocking twists of the episode features the Grand Inquisitor’s return as a Jedi Temple Guard. Was it true, or only the Jedi’s imagination? Lucasfilm Story Group’s Pablo Hidalgo confirms that the Inquisitors do have Jedi roots. Executive producer Henry Gilroy adds, “The vision of the Grand Inquisitor is entirely motivated by Yoda who’s basically letting Kanan know he’s a Jedi Knight.”

Executive Producer Dave Filoni touches on what it was like to see Matt Lanter reprise his role as Anakin Skywalker alongside Ashley Eckstein’s Ahsoka Tano. “I’d been searching for a way to get Matt on the show. He can do many voices, he’s very talented, but I wanted him to come back as Anakin.”

Andi asks how much the duo was informed about their characters’ interactions since they last saw each other in The Clone Wars. “Not really much at all,” Lanter explains.

“I’ve tried to give as many clues as I can as to what did happen after she left the Jedi Order. But for now I have to treat the characters with the experience I know they have,” Filoni clarifies.

Finally, a fans asks, Where are the Geonosians in Star Wars Rebels if they were seen in Marvel’s Vader #4? Pablo Hidalgo has the scoop.

Find out more about this episode on StarWars.com.

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