Nerdist ran a story today showing an image of a ship which looks like the Ghost from Star Wars Rebels in a new television spot for Rogue One: Star Wars Story. There is little question the ship is the same type as the Ghost. The ship is the exact same design and has the same engine lights. This is a fantastic Easter Egg for fans of Star Wars Rebels, but the cameo for the crew should end here, if the ship is even the Ghost to begin with. I imagine we will eventually find out what happens to the crew of the Ghost on the show of Rebels and having them survive past Rogue One presents too many continuity problems for canon.
Seeing Kanan, Ezra, Sabine, Hera and Zeb make a physical appearance in Rogue One would be amazing, and would make sense if the crew survives through the end of the show. It doesn’t make sense for the main universal narrative if they do survive. Sabine, Hera or Zeb could make it out of the show, but Ezra and Kanan will have to meet some sort of end or Luke would have some knowledge of them. This would have to be the case or the two would have leave the Rebellion and disappear before Luke burst on the scene in A New Hope. If we still get a small nod in Rogue One of Rebels, like the appearance of the ship, this is the perfect amount of fan service to provide.
I think Lucasfilm knows it has a major fan base for Rebels, and to have any small nod to the show is perfect for fans. The story group however won’t take it too far, and will probably claim the ship is just the same design. Either way it is always good to know how much attention to detail Lucasfilm and the millions of Star Wars fans pay to the property. It’s what makes being Star Wars fans great, and it continues to drive more excitement for the upcoming release of Rogue One.
Do you think the crew of the Ghost in in the ship during the fight we see in Rogue One? Comment and let me know.