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Just a couple of days ago, we reported that Star Wars Rebels, the brand new animated endeavor from Lucasfilm and Disney, would be appearing at New York Comic-Con. At the time, both companies promised fans would learn a little more about the upcoming program, and what we got was a nicely illustrated picture of the show’s villain.
During the Saturday panel discussing the drama, the above photo was revealed, giving Star Wars fans the first glimpse at the Inquisitor, the brand new baddie who will be in charge of recruiting new Stormtroopers to the cause. He’s also been hired by Darth Vader to take down any Jedis that may stand in the way of building the Imperial Empire. As you can see from the photo, the Inquisitor in the new series will also fight with a pretty sweet-looking double lightsaber. The show will be set during the time period between the two existing film trilogies.
Simon Kinberg, who is involved with several of the Star Wars theatrical projects, will be writing the premiere for Star Wars Rebels, which will spend some time with the new villain, as well as introduce viewers to a diverse group of youngsters who are ready and willing to fight the good fight against the Stormtroopers. The new animated series is expected to premiere in 2014.
This overload of information comes just a few days after Disney XD released the very first teaser for the series, which tells us next to nothing about what the series will entail, although it should be exciting for fans, nonetheless.
Yesterday, a new poster for Star Wars Rebels was also released.
Star Wars Rebels is being seen as a replacement for Cartoon Network’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The changeover is a fairly natural one, thanks to Disney acquiring the rights to Lucasfim last October. Lots of different plans and ideas on the Star Wars front have been discussed since then, and it is only natural that Disney would want an animated program to actually air on its network. According to USA Today, Clone Wars has already ended its five-season run on Cartoon Network. However, Dave Filoni announced on Friday that a few episodes from the proposed Season 6 were actually completed and will air in 2014, as well.
There’s a lot of exciting news on the Star Wars TV front coming up, and we’ll keep you posted every step of the way.