First Look at STAR WARS REBELS Villain the Inquisitor; Plus Featurette “The Empire Returns”

     October 13, 2013

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The animated series Star Wars Rebels takes place about 14 years after the events of Episode III and centers on the fledgling rebellion as the Empire hunts down the last of the Jedi Knights to secure rule of the galaxy.  At New York Comic-Con, Lucasfilm revealed the series villain, the Inquisitor, “tasked by Darth Vader to hunt down the remaining Jedi Knights.”  The Inquisitor has a sleek, menacing design—more Maul than Vader.  I like it.

David Oyelowo, Freddie Prinze Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Taylor Gray, and Steven Jay Blum are in talks for the voice cast.  Care to take a guess as to who will voice the Inquisitor?  Star Wars Rebels is scheduled to premiere on Disney XD in Fall 2014.  Hit the jump for the official Inquisitor image and the reveal in the featurette “The Empire Returns.”

The Inquisitor is revealed at the end of the 2:38 featurette.

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Official series synopsis:

Star Wars Rebels continues the epic tradition of the legendary Star Wars saga with all-new exciting, action-packed adventures.  It is a dark time in the galaxy, as the evil Galactic Empire tightens its grip of power from world to world.  As the series begins, Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruling with an iron fist and ruining the lives of its people.  But there are a select few who are brave enough to stand up against the endless Stormtroopers and TIE fighters of the Empire: the clever and motley crew of the starship Ghost.  Together, this ragtag group will face threatening new villains, have thrilling adventures, and become heroes.

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