The New Bad Guy for Star Wars…Well the Rebels at least

October 13, 2013

The Inquisitor

This week those fortunate enough to attend the New York Comic Con got a first look at the new animated TV Series “Star Wars Rebels”.  The new Star Wars show is set to debut in the Fall 2014 on the Disney Channel, it will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world.  The show is set to take place in the period between Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope.

During those years the  Galactic Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking form.  In an effort to help, Darth Vader tasks The Inquisitor to hunt down the remaining Jedi Knights.  The Inquisitor bears some resemblance to Darth Maul, whom was killed off far too soon in Episode I: The Phantom Menace.  The new villain even has what looks to be a double-bladed lightsaber.

This of course is going to cause many Star Wars fans to differ on opinion.  Some maybe upset to know that Vader had an apprentice basically that helped him in bringing down the Jedi.  This of course goes against the Sith code of 1 master and 1 apprentice, but they are villains so they can break it. We know that by the time that A New Hope comes around all the Jedi must be gone, Grand Moff Tarkin states to Vader that he is all that is left of that religion.  Of course we know this to not be true as Obi-Wan in on the Death Star at this point and in Empire Strikes Back we see Yoda.    For Grand Tarkin to make that statement in A New Hope makes me believe that either Vader or The Emperor will eventually destroy The Inquisitor or maybe he is kept hidden as a secret apprentice to Vader.  Whatever it is I’m sure its going to cause many Star Wars fans to side one way or another.   Other fans maybe excited to have another villain to cheer on.  Either way its going to be nice to see the Empire take form and in full power as we saw them in the opening of A New Hope.

Star Wars Rebels will be produced by Lucasfilm and Lucasfilm Animation.  In the below video, posted on Youtube by Star Wars, Dave Filoni, executive producer of Star Wars Rebels, takes fans behind-the-scenes of the upcoming animated series and discusses the prominent role the Empire will play in the show.


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