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Star Wars Rebels: Meet Agent Kallus, Imperial Enforcer

Another Villain for the Series

By Robert T. Trate     July 10, 2014
Source: Star Wars


Star Wars Rebels arrives in the fall of 2014.
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The official Star Wars YouTube page has released another video for Star Wars Rebels. This one features Agent Kallus who is voiced by David Oyelowo. Check out the press release below!

Press Release: Agent Kallus, one of the Empire's leading enforcers in the upcoming Star Wars Rebels animated series, is a major threat for the Ghost crew's small band of heroes.

Revealed here in this special behind-the-scenes video, Kallus is an Imperial Security Bureau (ISB) agent. According to David Oyelowo, who plays Agent Kallus, he's ruthless, unforgiving, and an example of the Empire's tyranny. "His job," says Oyelowo, "is to basically make sure everyone stays loyal. And anyone who gives a whiff of disloyalty has to be cut out. So, I guess you could safely say he's a bad guy."

Lucasfilm's Carrie Beck, director of creative content strategy, thinks Oyelowo is more than convincing as Kallus. "David brings a voice that is very authoritative and very commanding and very cool," she says, "without betraying any sense of insecurity or weakness." As seen in the video's concept art and animation, Kallus wears classic gray Imperial military attire along with a threatening helmet for field missions, and has distinct angled facial hair.

According to art director Kilian Plunkett, "He's pretty literally a rebel hunter. His whole task is to investigate any sort of instance of local insurgency and see if it's the beginnings of what could become a rebellion." Moreover, he's ambitious, and sees any victory over rebels as something he can use to climb the ranks of the Empire. Kallus is not in the position to command a fleet of Star Destroyers, adds executive producer Dave Filoni. Kallus is on the ground, leading stormtroopers in face-to-face battles against anti-Imperial groups -- and his combat skills are impressive, including the use of a modified version of Zeb's honor guard staff.

"I don't know that Kallus would think that what he's doing is really evil," Filoni says. "He's just doing his job for the Empire, and he believes in the Empire... So, Kallus -- definitely an interesting character and one to watch out for. Especially if you're a rebel."

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ElBaz13 7/10/2014 11:02:45 AM

I love how Disney/Lucasfilm said the EU is not canon a few months ago. Only thing canon is the movies, Rebels and Clone Wars. Yet, this character here is an ISB agent. Where does ISB come from? The West Games RPG which is considered EU. Also, the main bad dude is an Imperial Inquisitor. That’s from the Young Jedi knights books, which I think they took from the West End RPG.

Funny that way.
 

westend 7/10/2014 1:48:07 PM

 Yes, the EU is not canon but they will borrow ideas from it, There's a lot of great ideas that cam efrom the EU, but there is also some retarded stuff in the EU. 

Timothy25 7/10/2014 6:26:21 PM

Marvel Comcis also got back the legal rights to Star Wars. They should have what really happens in between the movies as I  darn want in between the darn movies.

Dazzler 7/11/2014 3:12:55 AM

Marvel got Star Wars comics back?  Being a Marvel fan I was never that impressed with the old line.  I like the indie brand much better, better artwork also. 

ElBaz13 7/11/2014 4:45:42 AM

Yes, the moment Disney bought Lucasfilm, the clock was ticking on Dark Horse with their agreement with Lucasfilm.

It was just a matter of time since Marvel is also owned by Disney. The same happened with the Disney line of comics with Boom studios. Disney ended it with them to publish DIsney comics through Marvel.

 

SarcasticCaveman 7/11/2014 9:35:22 AM

 Hell, at one time Coruscant was EU.  Dark Sun was also, but they were featured in the Clone Wars.  Plenty of great stuff to borrow from in the EU, even if the specific stories aren't canon.

Timothy25 7/11/2014 5:06:25 PM

Maybe Marvel will have what really is in between the movies. I would love for that and see bounty hunters in action that appeared in the Empire Strikes Back.

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