The hype for 'Star Wars Rebels' really kicked off this past October with the reveal of its Jedi-hunting bad guy for a new generation, the villainous and menacing "Inquisitor," but with 2014 on the way, what more is there to know of the mysterious figure? Get a new look at the next 'Star Wars' animated series with fresh photos of the big lightsaber-wielding baddie to come!
Where previously we'd only seen the villain in concept art, Lucasfilm has release two brand new photos of the character as an upcoming action figure from the 3.75-inch "Star Wars Rebels" Saga Legends line. While the character's armor definitively resembles Darth Vader's (or at least someone in the Imperial employ) his dual-sided lightsaber reflects an interesting design, potentially rotating its blades around the circular hilt.
Here’s the official ‘Star Wars Rebels’ logline:
‘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.
We’ve already seen concept art of the mentioned Millennium Falcon-esque “Ghost,” but no voice cast has been made official. That said, we previously heard Freddie Prinze Jr., ‘The Butler’ star David Oyelowo, Vanessa Marshall, Taylor Gray and Steven Jay Blum were at least on the short list. Picking up where the now-canceled ‘Clone Wars‘ left off, ‘Star Wars Rebels’ will also feature on the creative side ‘Clone Wars’ supervising director Dave Filoni.
Check out the photos for "The Inquisitor" below, and tell us in the comments what you want to see when the new animated adventure kicks off in 2014!