‘Star Wars Rebels’ May Have Added Jason Isaacs as The Inquisitor

By June 19, 2014
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Information about the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII is hard to come by. The biggest news we’ve gotten lately after the casting announcements was that star Harrison Ford broke his ankle after the door of the Millennium Falcon closed on it, and that he would likely be out for two months recovering.

Though I’m still reeling from the cancellation of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” (what happened to Ahsoka Tano?), I’m excited for the new animated series “Star Wars Rebels.” The trailer, which I’ve included below, looks great and the characters sound intriguing. Today we’ve got a new casting rumor for you and it involves a new character. According to TheForce.net, Jason Isaacs, who you know as Lucius Malfoy from the Harry Potter series, may be voicing The Inquisitor, a lightsaber-wielding Jedi hunter tasked by Darth Vader with hunting the rest of the good guys down.

Disney has not confirmed or denied the rumor yet, though the voice at the end of this trailer could be a clue. “Star Wars Rebels” will air on Disney XD and is set between Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.

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Here’s the official synopsis:

Starring a small band of heroes — Sabine, Kanan, Hera, Ezra, Zeb, and Chopper — Star Wars Rebels is set in a time where the Empire rules through fear and shrouds the galaxy in darkness.

Star Wars Rebels takes place between Star Wars: Episode III and IV as the Empire tightens its grip on the galaxy and a rebellion begins to form. The series, executive produced by Dave Filoni, Simon Kinberg, and Greg Weisman, is scheduled to premiere in fall 2014 as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel and will be followed by a series on Disney XD.

Will you guys be watching?

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Jenna Busch
Jenna Busch is the co-host of 'Cocktails With Stan' with the legendary Stan Lee. She's a host and writer who's passionate about Star Wars, fantasy and geek culture. Jenna is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and a board member of the Broadcast Television Critics Association (BTJA). She has appeared on G4's "Attack of the Show," and "Fresh Ink," as well as appearing with Wil Wheaton on the premiere episode of "Tabletop." She's got two stories published in the comic anthology "Womanthology" and has done a series of terrifyingly perky voice overs. She also owns far too many swords and lightsabers.