Have The Villains of Star Wars: Episode VII Been Revealed?
This has been a bumper 24 hours for information-starved Star Wars fans. First we had the new look Storm Trooper leaked, then we had Han Solo concept art and now, we have rumors that the villains of JJ Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII have been revealed.
(Potentially) Major spoilers below this image.
Latino Review (yeah, those guys again) are claiming that they have received information regarding the identity and origins of Episode VII's bad guys. Here's what they have to say...
"The Inquisitors are the villains of Star Wars: Episode VII and the name of the main villain in Star Wars: Rebels. They seem to be loosely based on the now-deleted Expanded Universe Inquisitors mixed with the hardened Sith look of Rebels' villain. The Inquisitors are defenders of the Sith Order and they've been around for a long time. Just how long is what turns Episode VII's story on it's head."
They go on to say that the movie will reveal the Inquisitors were, at one point, serving Darth Vader. This will be explored in the form of a flashback in which Carrie Fisher's daughter, Billie Lourd, will play a young Leia
When Star Wars Rebels was first announced as being canon, it was clear that elements of the show were going to find their way into the movies, so from this point of view, the rumor checks out. The Inquisitor is the show's big bad, and as such will become a major figure among Star Wars fans. But that's where I am starting to doubt what Latino Review are saying. Why would you want to spoil the identity of your banner product's main villain in what is essentially a kids cartoon? A Star Wars villain is a major piece of a trilogy's puzzle and I find it incredibly hard to believe that JJ Abrams would allow their bad guy to be diluted by over exposure in a TV show that started a whole year earlier.
Fellow rumor mongers, BadAss Digest are also weighing in on Latino Review's suggestsions by revealing that there is one main Inquisitor who will be the most prominent.
"He wears a black robe. His eyes are deep red. And half of his face is metal. He's a cyborg. That was his hand in the picture JJ Abrams shared with the note about A Force For Change."
BadAss Digest also recently posted a piece in which they claimed in one of the movie's opening scenes, Han and Chewie are seen piloting an Imperial Super Star Destroyer and that, at some point in the movie, we will see Han using a lightsaber.
So, read into these what you will. If these rumors are true, JJ Abrams and co. have a major leak in their production. If I were you, I would take all of this with a massive pinch of salt.