Jason Isaacs will play the Imperial Inquisitor in the new animated Star Wars Rebels series it has been announced.
To mark the announcement a new video has been released fully revealing the character. The Imperial Inquisitor recalls classic Star Wars villains and according to Lucasfilm’s Pablo Hidalgo, the Inquisitor is not a Sith, though he does wield a red lightsaber and taps into the dark side. “His intensity is based on the purpose of the assignment,” Hidalgo says. The design of the Inquisitor evolved during early phases of production, but one specific element truly finalized both the character’s threatening look and personality.
Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films) plays the Jedi hunter, joking, “I’ve played a few unpleasant characters. Possibly, you could call them villains – depends on your point view.” Isaacs notes that the Inquisitor’s job is simple — to track down and kill all Jedi or Force users with no mercy.
Star Wars Rebels is scheduled to premiere in autumn 2014 as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel, and will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world.
Check out the brand new video and find out more about the Imperial Inquisitor below: