A few weeks ago we predicted that the next in the string of Original Trilogy characters to make an appearance on Star Wars Rebels would be Princess Leia.  Well this week it was revealed that the next guest star role will fall to none other than Grand Moff Tarkin.


The Imperial Governor is enjoying a bit of a renaissance as he is making his animated debut just a few months after the release of his self-titled novel. Now just like Obi-Wan, Tarkin is not voiced by his original actor as Peter Cushing passed away in 1994. Although we are quite excited to see Stephen Stanton return to the character he perfected in The Clone Wars, when Tarkin was just a Captain. The Grand Moff’s trip to Lothal will mark the eigith character to show up from the Original Trilogy.

Original Trilogy Character Appearances in Star Wars Rebels

  • Darth Vader (James Earl Jones)
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi
  • c-3PO (Anthony Daniels)
  • R2-D2
  • The Emperor – via Holonet
  • Yoda (Frank Oz)
  • Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams)
  • Grand Moff Tarkin
  • Stormtroopers/TIE Fighter Pilots/Imperial Technicians/Royal Guards – via Holonet

Prequel Trilogy Character Appearances in Star Wars Rebels

  • Bail Organa
  • Luminara Unduli – via Hologram

Now with a just a few episodes left this season, we just might have time for yet another OT appearance before the promised season cliffhanger. For more about Tarkin’s episode “Call to Action” check out EW’s Star Wars Rebels coverage by clicking the pic below.

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“Call to Action” will air next Monday, Feb. 9th at 9/8c on Disney XD. And for those with the Watch Disney XD app you can watch it now.

Until next time,

May the Figures be with you!