Hasbro's being really quiet about the premiere. I wonder if this will be the first time we go into a premiere completely blind. That said, everything we know about season 7 sounds packed. So far we're getting William Shatner (!!), Applejack and Rainbow's parents (!!!), and a Celestia episode!! So excited...
Oh my gosh, it's here! The title(s) and plot for the premiere are here! Here's a quote from the article in case you don't know already.
"In the back-to-back premiere episodes titled “Celestial Advice” and “All Bottled Up,” Twilight Sparkle agonizes over Starlight Glimmer’s future and receives some much-needed advice from her very own mentor – Princess Celestia. While the Mane 6 are on a friendship retreat, Starlight Glimmer loses Twilight Sparkle’s friendship map. Afraid her anger might get out of control, Starlight Glimmer casts a calming spell while the ponies search for the lost map."
Just read that... so no Chrysalis then. They make us wait all this time and now we have to wait until September or October? I bet she doesn't even appear in the finale either, which will likely be villain-less as well. Plus, Celestial Advice isn't even a Celestia episode like we were hoping it was.
I might not be watching Season 7 now. I just can't enjoy the episodes knowing she's still out there and anticipating her return and hopefully final defeat, assuming they're even going to do either.
Might still watch the movie, since Meghan McCarthy is writing it and she's a writer who knows what she's doing, as opposed to the Season 7 writers who completely forgot Chrysalis and that she swore revenge, even though the changelings are in this episode
I have a feeling that if they are bringing her back it won't be until Season 10, since her second appearance was four seasons after her first. But the show will either be Spongebobbed or cancelled before then, and I can't wait that long. Besides, she'll just fly away again LIKE SHE ALWAYS DOES! So I should just go with the graboid headcanon and stop there