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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.”


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 on

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.

via Lucasfilm


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  1. Let me get this straight – Disney cancels the Clone Wars in mid-production for no apparent reason, and now they are producing a new Star Wars cartoon show? That makes as much sense as FOX cancelling Star Trek: Enterprise because it didn’t fit their corporate outlook – then to turn around and buy it in syndication three months later…

  2. I don’t like the fact that they added a new Dark Force-using villain. What’s wrong with Darth Vader being the Empire’s hitman? Not to mention Mara Jade as the Emperor’s Hand. Even Starkiller wouldn’t bother me as much since that canon-ship has already sailed.

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