The next great villain from a galaxy far, far away is here. Fans attending Lucasfilm's "Star Wars Rebels" panel Saturday 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 and available at StarWars.com (http://starwars.com/news/nycc-2013-meet-the-inquisitor-the-new-face-of-evil-in-star-wars-rebels.html), "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 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 www.starwars.com.
"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.