Disney+ Teases Ahsoka & Ezra Bridger's Reunion In New Trailer

By Savannah Sanders Updated:
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Star Wars Rebels fans know there's a search for Ezra Bridger, and Ahsoka's latest Disney+ trailer may have revealed how he's found. 

Back in 2018, Star Wars Rebels ended with Ahsoka Tano and Sabine Wren setting off to find the young Jedi who disappeared while taking Grand Admiral Thrawn out of the fight. 

Ahsoka's marketing campaign revisited this same scene, as well as offered a glimpse of live-action Ezra; but now, new trailer footage teased how Ahsoka could pull off the long-awaited reunion. 

Did New Ahsoka Trailer Reveal How Ezra Is Found?

Earlier this year, The Mandalorian Season 3 teased the presence of Purrgil, which are whale-like creatures who travel through hyperspace, by showcasing their silhouettes traveling at hyperspeed. 

The first official trailer for Ahsoka then paid off this bit of foreshadowing by revealing the first full look at these creatures in live-action. 

Live-action shot of Purrgil from Ahsoka trailer.

Further trailer footage showed Ahsoka and Sabine in Ahsoka's T-6 shuttle hurtling straight towards the Purrgil, followed by shots of blaster fire and another ship flying through its tentacles. 

A LEGO set of Ahsoka Tano's T-6 Jedi Shuttle from Ahsoka on Disney+.

Along with Loth-cats, Loth-wolves, and Puffer Pigs, Lucasfilm introduced the whale-esque, tentacled Purrgil in Star Wars Rebels.

According to Star Wars lore, they're credited for inspiring the creation of hyperdrives and hyperspace navigation, including way finders. 

Purrgil from Star Wars Rebels

As he does with many creatures of the galaxy, Ezra Bridger has a Force connection with Purrgil; and during the Star Wars Rebels finale, he used this connection to destroy Thrawn's fleet.

Purrgil taking down Thrawn's fleet in Star Wars Rebels

He then relied on the creatures' abilities to whisk himself and Thrawn into hyperspace. 

Ezra Bridger and Thrawn in the Star Wars Rebels finale.

Where went and where they've been in the years since is a mystery, and one that Ahsoka and Sabine are expected to solve in Ahsoka.

However, since the Purrgil are how Ezra disappeared in the first place and because the creatures inspired a form of navigation, it makes sense for Ahsoka and Sabine to use them to finally locate their friend, setting up their eventual reunion.

And, if the space battle ensuing around these sentient space whales is any indication, they're probably not the only ones with that idea.

It's also likely these trailer visuals are only the beginning of what fans will see of live-action Purrgil considering they glow and jump to lightspeed like Star Wars ships. 

A Whale of a Star Wars Tale?

While Ahsoka's marketing has hinted at the hunt for Ezra, Star Wars fans don't know precisely when that search occurs. 

Not only did Ezra and Thrawn disappear prior to A New Hope while Ahsoka takes place around The Mandalorian Season 3, but the new series is expected to use a time jump at some point during its season. 

Ahsoka's interactions with Sabine have also teased a shared complex history that audiences have yet to see. 

It's also worth noting that the series' antagonists, such as the late Ray Stevenson's Baylan Skoll, are also searching for Thrawn who disappeared with Ezra. 

This could mean the Rebels crew are in a race to find both their friend and their enemy. 

But what happens if Skoll and the remains of the Empire find Ezra first? Perhaps future trailers and marketing will have more to reveal on the subject. 

In the meantime, the fact that Star Wars has shown creatures synonymous with Ezra Bridger's story in both The Mandalorian and this new footage points towards their presence and importance in Ahsoka.

The question now is how long into the season will fans have to wait to see more of the Purrgil and the Rebels' reunion with Ezra.

The first two episodes of Ahsoka premiere on Wednesday, August 23 on Disney+.

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- About The Author: Savannah Sanders
Savannah Sanders joined The Direct as a writer in 2020. In addition to writing for The Direct's Star Wars, Marvel, and DC teams, Savannah specializes in the relationship between Disney's blockbuster franchises and the Disney Parks.