With Shiro missing and a new threat on the horizon, the Paladins of Voltron are in trouble.
Voltron: Legendary Defender fans at San Diego Comic-Con received an exclusive first look at the team’s struggle with a screening of the first episode of season three. A season three teaser was released to both attendees and the general public. Check it out below:
As seen in the teaser, season three will show team Voltron attempting to move on without their leader, Shiro, who piloted the Black Lion. Going off an extra, leaked trailer from SDCC in which Keith says, “You wanted me to lead Voltron? This is how I lead,” and Shiro’s own wish from last season for Keith to take command if anything were to happen to him, it seems to be up to the Red Paladin to become the new head of Voltron. But, from what’s been revealed about the first episode, Keith is initially hesitant and deeply shaken by the loss of his closest friend.
The new villain, Prince Lotor, is voiced by AJ LoCascio, and executive producer, Joaquim Dos Santos, said at the SDCC panel that “Lotor has a completely different approach than Zarkon,” the villain of season one and two. This different approach seems to include Lotor’s utilization of Galra-hybrid, female generals in comparison to Zarkon’s full-Galra, male generals.
Other tidbits of information revealed at the panel included:
- Hunk will have chances to shine in combat, as he’s often been the timid, battle-wary member of the group.
- Lance is the youngest in his family, and he takes care of his many nieces and nephews.
- Pidge appears to have some leads on the whereabouts of her family, and some may remember a leaked photo of Shiro and who appeared to be Matt, Pidge’s brother, from a few months ago. Pidge’s voice actor, Bex Taylor-Klaus, said at the SDCC panel that the character “has more avenues to explore this season.”
- The extra, leaked trailer mentioned earlier showed the Blue Lion letting down its energy shield as Allura walked away, hinting at her taking over as its pilot.
It remains to be seen how Haggar, a witch and one of Zarkon’s most trusted aides, came to serve the Galra empire, as she is actually Altean like Coran and Allura. Also, Keith’s Galra roots have yet to be further explored, especially in regards to who his mother is. Some speculate his mother is the Galra-hybrid general that’s third from the left in the picture above. No hints were given at the SDCC panel, as Dos Santos refused to reveal Keith’s full ethnicity.
The highly anticipated third season will premiere August 4th on Netflix, and it will be seven episodes long. A six-episode-long season four will debut in October.
Are you excited for season three of Voltron: Legendary Defender? What are you most looking forward to seeing?
Edited by: Kelly Conley