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Star Wars Rebels: The Inquisitor
The Next Great Villian
By Robert T. Trate
October 13, 2013
Source: Lucasfilm/ NYCC 2013
The Inquisitor at NYCC 2013
© Lucasfilm Ltd./ Disney
We have our new villain! Pablo Hidalgo hosted the Star Wars Rebels panel to a packed house at the New York Comic Con. Hidalgo premiered a ton of new ships and concept art from the series. Another great fact was we now know there will be 14 years between Episode III and Star Wars Rebels. Which gives us 4 to 5 years between the Star Wars of Rebels and Episode IV. There was no footage shown, as production is about to get underway. What he did reveal was a huge assortment of the Empire’s army, weapons, and vehicles. At the end he debuted The Inquisitor. Check out the press release after the picture below.
Official Press Release: The next great villain from a galaxy far, far away is here. Fans attending Lucasfilm’s Star Wars Rebels panel today at New York Comic Con got the world’s first look at the Inquisitor, a black-clad, intimidating figure who will play a prominent role in the upcoming animated series.
In a new video screened at the end of the panel, Star Wars Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni officially revealed the character, showing design sketches, a sculpted maquette, and disclosing that the Inquisitor is “tasked by Darth Vader to hunt down the remaining Jedi Knights.”
Here is the video that was shown at the NYCC:
The panel, hosted by Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo, focused on the Empire and how it is central to the story of Star Wars Rebels. Hidalgo 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. Further details about the panel can be found onwww.starwars.com.
If anything was made clear at today’s panel, it’s that the Empire is back -- thanks to Star Wars Rebels.
Star Wars Rebels is scheduled to premiere in fall 2014 as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel, it will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world.