There’s been so much talk about Star Wars: Episode VII since it started production—especially now that Harrison Ford’s leg got ripped off on set, or whatever—that we haven’t spent much time discussing the first post-George Lucas addition to the canon, the animated series Star Wars Rebels. When that show premieres this fall, the main villain the heroes will face off against will be The Inquisitor, a nasty piece of Jedi-killing work. We didn’t know much about the character, but now it is rumored that British actor Jason Isaacs may lend his voice to the role.
Isaacs has a long resume, but is best known to general audiences as Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter. The Inquisitor was the first character we met from Rebels, which takes place between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. Darth Vader tasks him with tracking down and killing the Jedi Knights that remain after Order 66 broke up the band. With all of the recent rumors about potential villains in Episode VII, it seems like he, or at least his methodology, could potentially play a role there. We have heard that Rebels will have a major connection to the continuing saga, though we’ll have to wait to see what that is.