Disney XD and Lucasfilm have released a Star Wars Rebels mid-season trailer, before the debut of the next episode Wednesday.  This trailer teases lots of exciting new adventures, characters, and dangerous situations for our band of rebel fighters.

One scene in particular may have a slight connection to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, or at least a nod to the film.  Around the 2:57 mark of the trailer, we see Ezra holding a cross-guard lightsaber, very similar to Kylo Ren’s, but green and stable.

We also see the re-introduction of classic characters such as Darth Maul (now referred to as “Old Master”), Anakin Skywalker (in a holo-vid or holocron), Yoda, and what look to be Jedi Temple Guards.  Check out the new trailer below, before I go into a theory about Ezra.

Get a glimpse of what’s to come in Star Wars Rebels Season Two in this thrilling mid-season trailer featuring Ezra, Kanan, and Ahsoka, along with returning friends and foes.

This brings up some interesting speculation, and realize before you continue on, that this is just me talking out loud and nothing official.  Could we be seeing the birth of Supreme Leader Snoke in Star Wars Rebels and we never even realized it?  Could Ezra Bridger be Snoke?  If so, what horrible events could have turned him into the character that he is in Star Wars: The Force Awakens?  According to a voice over in the trailer, it indicates that the dark side is strong in Ezra.  The trailer sort of leans toward Ezra having to choose between the light or the dark this season.

If it were the case, it would also make Star Wars Rebels much more important to the overall Star Wars mythology than anyone ever expected.

Season 2 of Star Wars Rebels returns this Wednesday on its new night at 9:00pm EST.