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‘Star Wars Rebels’ Behind the Scenes: Simon Kinberg Discusses Creating the Villainous “Inquisitor”

Star Wars Rebels‘ gave us our first look at its new big bad “The Inquisitor” during New York Comic-Con, but as with all great ‘Star Wars‘ villains, it takes a great deal of work to design a truly memorable threat. Watch executive producer and writer Simon Kinberg (‘X-Men: Days of Future Past‘) take you through design of the newest ‘Star Wars Rebels’ character with a new behind the-scenes video!

In addition to detailing his own experience with ‘Star Wars’ history, Kinberg describes the qualities of the Inquisitor we’ll see when the new ‘Star Wars’ animated series debuts in 2014, particularly what sets him apart from the biggest bad of them all, Darth Vader. The titular ‘Rebels’ will face the Inquisitor on his mission to hunt down the remaining Jedi, but will they have any Force of defense for their own?

Here’s the official ‘Star Wars Rebels’ logline:

‘Star Wars Rebels’ continues the epic tradition of the legendary ‘Star Wars’ saga with all-new exciting, action-packed adventures. It is a dark time in the galaxy, as the evil Galactic Empire tightens its grip of power from world to world. As the series begins, Imperial forces have occupied a remote planet, ruling with an iron fist and ruining the lives of its people.

But there are a select few who are brave enough to stand up against the endless Stormtroopers and TIE fighters of the Empire: the clever and motley crew of the starship “Ghost.” Together, this ragtag group will face threatening new villains, have thrilling adventures, and become heroes.

We’ve already seen concept art of the mentioned Millennium Falcon-esque “Ghost,”but no voice cast has been made official. That said, we previously heard Freddie Prinze Jr., ‘The Butler’ star David Oyelowo, Vanessa Marshall, Taylor Gray and Steven Jay Blum were at least on the short list. Picking up where the now-canceled ‘Clone Wars‘ left off, ‘Star Wars Rebels’ will also feature on the creative side ‘Clone Wars’ supervising director Dave Filoni.

Get an inside look at ‘Star Wars Rebels’ above, and tell us what you want to see from the next great villain in 2014!

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