Star Wars Rebels had some big shoes to fill when it began last year. After The Clone Wars ended up being such a beloved series by Star Wars fans, Rebels had some high expectations to meet in its first season, and while the series had a majority of the same creative team behind it – fans were still skeptical as to how it would stack up against its predecessor. While it fumbled and missed the mark a few times during its first season, I think I’d be safe in saying that Rebels ended up being everything fans had wanted it to be in the end, and maybe even just a little bit more.
With the second season set to premiere in just a few short weeks too, there’s a lot that fans have to expect from the follow-up, including the introduction of some new characters in the Star Wars universe. Namely, Sarah Michelle Gellar’s (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) unknown addition to the series. While several theories and possibilities have arisen over the past few months since the announcement, no one really knows who she’ll be playing in the show, and while some fans have pointed towards her possibly playing the show’s version of Princess Leia, nothing is for sure at this point.
However, finally after months and months of speculating, Gellar has revealed who she will be playing, and for all of you hoping for Princess Leia, you couldn’t have been more wrong. It turns out she will be playing The Seventh Sister of The Inquisitors in Season 2, as she hunts down Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein) and our lead group of Rebels. See her character’s design and look below:
The character features the same double-bladed spinning lightsaber that Jason Isaacs’ Inquisitor used in the first Rebels season as well, but for more information on her character, Gellar also revealed more details about the Seventh Sister’s role in season 2, as well as showing more footage that reveals her character’s voice and fighting style. Check out video below (via Buzzfeed):
The Inquisitor’s death at the end of the show’s first season, and Darth Vader’s sudden departure from Lothal at the end of this summer’s “The Siege of Lothal” had hinted at more Inquisitors on their way for the Rebels, but it’ll be interesting to see how much more we actually learn about the Inquisitors in the upcoming season, especially when we consider just how much we don’t know about them still. There have been rumors that the Inquisitors could be tied into the plot of The Force Awakens somehow, and depending on how heavily their mythology is explored in Rebels season 2 – that rumor might have more validity to it than we may have initially assumed.
All in all, Rebels season 2 is shaping up to be one hell of an interesting season. After the freshman run started out a little rocky, before gradually becoming better and better with each episode, it looks like Dave Filoni, Simon Kinberg, and the rest of the Rebels team have some very interesting ideas in mind for the future of the show. With the reintroduction of Captain Rex and some more familiar Clone Wars characters, as well as the continuing story of Ahsoka Tano in this new season, it’s looking more and more like Rebels is going to affect the Star Wars universe in ways we haven’t even thought of yet. How Gellar’s character plays a role in that will have to wait to be seen, but it looks like The Seventh Sister is playing some interesting games with our Rebels. Now we just have to see how well they can compete.
Also, I don’t know what’s more creepy, the fact that Gellar’s character is trying to kill our lead group of Rebels characters, or how gleefully Gellar talked about it…
Season 2 of Star Wars Rebels will premiere on Disney XD on October 14th.
Make sure to keep checking back for more updates — right here on GeekNation.
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