Iconic Star Wars villain Grand Moff Tarkin re-emerges in two new clips from next week's Star Wars Rebels episode, "Call to Action", airing Monday, February 9 on Disney XD. Stephen Stanton, who voiced Grand Moff Tarkin in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, reprises his role in Star Wars Rebels, although it isn't known if his character will only appear in "Call to Action", or if there is a longer arc being planned for him.
The first clip show Tarkin arriving on Lothal, flanked by Stormtroopers, although he is clearly not pleased to be there. Tarkin must deal with the burgeoning insurgent activity on the planet, which the Minister has failed to keep in check. The second clip shows the Minister revealing that the insurgent leader is a Jedi, a theory that Tarkin is there to disprove, since he reveals to the Inquisitor and others that all of the Jedi are dead, which seems to take everyone by surprise. As you may recall in Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Peter Cushing's Grand Moff Tarkin believed that all the Jedi warriors were extinct, a theme which carries over to this animated series.
Check out the scenes below before the new Star Wars Rebels episode "Call to Action" airs Monday, February 9 at 8 PM ET on Disney XD. Are you glad to see Grand Moff Tarkin return to the Star Wars universe?