Lucasfilm has revealed one of the big bads from the upcoming series Star Wars Rebels, and sent us a behind the scenes look at the villain.

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.”

According to art director Kilian Plunkett in a prepared statement, “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.

http://youtu.be/7zstnZrz_3M

Can’t wait to see this series when it arrives this fall!

via Lucasfilm

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2 Comments

  1. July 11, 2014 at 10:18 am — Reply

    What I would like to see is an Antagonist who isn’t a fanatic but an honorable man who at first believes in the Empire and may actually be swayed to the Rebellion as they see how evil the Empire is.

    This was one of the cool things that I liked about Willow.

    • July 11, 2014 at 6:23 pm — Reply

      I actually have my fingers crossed for the same sort of thing, or at least the first half of it. That was one of the things I liked about the EU since there were a few Imperials that were really quite decent people who believed in the Empire and upholding the law compared to the stereotypical “bad” Imperial fanatics.

      I get that the Empire is supposed to be “evil” and the Rebellion “good”, but I truly hope they at least do a few episodes where the line between the two isn’t so clearly defined.

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