During the premiere screening of the season finale of Star Wars Rebels Season 2, Dave Filoni joked how Captain Rex could be the gray-bearded Rebel trooper seen in Return of the Jedi as the rebel team attempts to knock out the shield generator on Endor. Some people took Dave’s comments as Dave being Dave – others immediately filed away his comments as official canon and were overjoyed hearing Rex would survive the events that unfolded during the animated series.

So which is it – fact or just playful banter by Dave?

The question has been answered via this tweet from Rebels writer Steven Melching showing us a look at the Season 4 character model that has been designed for Captain Rex to mimic the look of Endor’s gray-bearded trooper!

The premiere date for Season 4 has yet to be announced by Lucasfilm, but when it does, you know fans will be eagerly waiting for Rex’s appearance in this familiar rebel gear.