Inquisitor, a sinister, black-clad figure will play a prominent role in Star Wars Rebels, a highly anticipated animated series coming on the heels of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, canceled this part March.
During New York Comic Con, Star Wars Rebels executive producer, Dave Filoni, officially revealed the character, showing design sketches, a sculpted maquette, and revealing that the Inquisitor is “tasked by Darth Vader to hunt down the remaining Jedi Knights.”
Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo, who co-hosted a panel with Filoni, revealed that the series takes place about 14 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith, a time in which the Emperor’s rule is secure and the Empire is seeking to expand its power to Outer Rim territories.
If nothing else, it’s obvious the Empire is back.
And Star Wars fans everywhere can’t wait to see what happens.
Star Wars Rebels is scheduled to premiere in the fall of 2014 as a one-hour special on Disney Channel, and will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world.
Photo credit: Lucasfilm Animation
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