‘Star Wars Rebels’ Character Video: Jason Isaacs is The Inquisitor

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Star Wars Rebels is the new upcoming animated series by the makers of the criminally-underrated Clone Wars TV series (along with Days of Future Past writer Simon Kinberg) – and it’s kind of a big deal. Not just because of the oft-hated animation style that Rebels has carried over from Clone Wars, but rather because Rebels (and its tie-in novel, A New Dawn) represents the first official new canon in the Star Wars saga shared universe.

Rebels takes place between the eras of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope, helping to flesh-out the story of how The Republic’s fall and the Empire’s rise led to the beginning of the Galactic Rebellion. In previous Rebels previews, we’ve been introduced to the following rag-tag band of would-be rebels (CLICK any of their names for more info):

  • Kanan (Freddie Prinze Jr.) – A Jedi who masquerades as a cowboy-style smuggler after the fall of the Republic to avoid being assassinated.
  • Ezra (Taylor Gray) – A street-wise young ruffian from Lothal, who has powerful but dormant Force abilities.
  • Zeb (Steve Blum) – Alien “muscle” with an unexpected level of intelligence.
  • Sabine (Tiya Sircar) – Mandalorian saboteur with a penchant for graffiti art.
  • Hera (Vanessa Marshall) – Twi-lek pilot and mother figure to the rebels group.
  • Chopper – The team’s loyal-but-curmudgeonly droid.

Star Wars Rebels The Inquisitor Jason Isaacs Star Wars Rebels Character Video: Jason Isaacs is The Inquisitor

However, Star Wars needs as many good villains as it does heroes, and Rebels will offer that villain in the form of The Inquisitor, a Sith-style hunter who combs the galaxy in search of the remaining Jedi. He will be voiced by Harry Potter and Awake star, Jason Isaacs, and you can learn more about him in the video above. Most Importantly: The Inquisitor is NOT an official Sith Lord, though he uses the Darkside and signature red blades. There’s a story there, we’re sure – and it’s one we admittedly want to see!

Joining the inquisitor in his mission is Agent Kallus (David Oyelowo), an FBI-type (or Gestapo-type, take your pick) agent tasked with hunting down any pockets of rebellion within the empire.

If Star Wars Episode VII rumors are to be believed, The Inquisitor and Agent Kallus’ dark legacy could continue long after the fall of the Empire, as “Jedi Hunters” are rumored to still be combing the galaxy. We’ll see if any of that actually pans out, as more Episode VII details come to light.

TRAILER

In the meantime, Star Wars Rebels will premiere on Disney XD in Fall 2014 with a one-hour special; and more details about the show (and hopefully the larger Star Wars universe) will be revealed at the Star Wars Comic-Con 2014 Panel.

Source: EW

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  1. Looks ok.. But didn’t Annakin kill all the little Jedi in part 3? How did this one become a Jedi?

    • Are you talking about Kanan? If so Anakin never killed every single jedi, some escaped and survived Order 66 (Obi-Wan, Yoda, and many more in the EU, but EU isn’t canon anymore), and it was confirmed Kanan was a padawan around the time of ROTS.

  2. Nice. A non-Sith dark Jedi. This opens the doors for some much less binary story telling.

  3. I could do better animation with 5 crayons and a highlighted marker….in the dark

  4. Why do we need this character at all? Wouldn’t it be better if Vader was the one hunting down his old friends? It would solidify his embrace of the dark side which was lacking in Rev. of Sith.

    • It would be a mistake for them to over-use Vader. They should focus on developing the second banana baddies and then have Vader make a shocking! appearance! in oh season three at the earliest. And then only for an episode or two.

      Ditto for Ahsoka. They’ve GOT to include her in the Vader arc, and then they both duck out of the story, making us hungry to see them again, rather than even getting remotely close wearing out their welcome.

      • Fair enough. But to my original point, I want to see Vader kill Ahsoka before the end of the series. Show us just how far Anakin/Vader fell.

        • But we already know how far Anakin fell. Killing Ahsoka wouldn’t do anything for either character, or for the audience. It would just provide shock value.

  5. I’m more excited for Rebels than for Star Wars VII. Every time I see news of this or that actor I’ve never heard of being cast – eh. But Rebels seems like it really captures the essence of what made Star Wars fun, long ago. The Clone Wars did the same. I’m used to the animation style now, and they’ve improved things by toning down the bobble-head look. And I love the incredible planets the artists dream up! MOAR!

    • Except that Star Wars also had people most had never heard of alongside veterans like Sir Alec Guinness so nothing’s really changed.

    • There isn’t much to compare between what we’ve seen of Rebels and what we’ve seen of Episode VII. We can say whether or not Rebels looks like SW because we’ve seen so much of it. Don’t write off Ep7 just because we’re still too far away from the release date for them to have shown us anything like what we’ve seen about Rebels thus far.

      Also, most of the voice actors for Rebels about as unknown as the actors for Ep. VII. Which is how it should be!

  6. I think its great that they picked up Jason Isaacs as the villain I love his acting and I like what they say they are trying to do with the Inquisitor and make him more unique I always felt like a lot of the villains from the extended comic books of star wars weren’t that good of bad guys because they always felt so similar to the emperor and vader this one sounds a lot more original than those though looking forward to this I bet it will rock!