Thrawn returns to ‘Star Wars’ canon by mynerdnation | Jul 16, 2016 | Main Page, Newsroom, Star Wars, TV/Movies | 0 comments Grand Admiral Thrawn is the very first Legends character to make the jump into canon. He will be in Star Wars Rebels and have a new book by Timothy Zahn. He was created by Zahn in 1991’s Heir to the Empire. Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.