Season 2 of “Star Wars Rebels” gets a royal visit from Alderaan's own Princess Leia and I'm guessing it's going to be a game changer. 

Creator Dave Filoni spoke to TV Insider about Leia's role in the Rebels universe:

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“We thought we had an opportunity to show her learning to be a leader, experimenting with the personality that becomes the stronger more resolute character you see in A New Hope,” Filoni says. “One of the complex challenges of depicting Leia in Rebels is that we have to remind the audience that at this point she is part of the Empire. She doesn’t believe in the Empire, but she is acting the part, almost a double agent."

Our favorite Rebel Princess is only slated to appear in a single episode this season titled "A Princess In Lothal" and Filoni didn't say if we'll see her again in the future, but I have no doubt that, even with only one episode, Leia Organa is bound to leave a lasting impression.

UPDATE: New video has been released and my guess that she was going to be the Leia we know and love is totally confirmed.

Star Wars Rebels returns Wednesday January 20th at it's new time 9/8c on Disney XD.