The way they keep bringing back Darth Maul gives me hope that Han Solo will be in Episode VIII. Seriously...he was cut in half and fell into one of the bottomless pits that seem to be everywhere in the Star wars Universe!
I did like the face off between Vader and Asohka...even though I wish she had never been in the Rebels cartoon (I never liked the newer clone wars cartoons because of the Hanna Montana Jedi, also making Anakin Skywalker a Master in the first episode thereby negating his motivations in Revenge of the Sith).
They made Anakin a KNIGHT in the rebels cartoon, so he could have a padawan. He's not a Master. (Original backstory for Ki-Adi Mundi was that he was just a Knight on the Jedi Council, not a Jedi Master, but that got thrown out with ROTS).