'Star Wars: Episode VII': Villains May Have Been Revealed [Spoilers]

Dustin Wicksell

The main villains of Star Wars: Episode VII may have been revealed today, and if the current rumor is true, some familiar foes will be menacing a galaxy far, far away. Be warned, spoilers do follow.

According to The Latino Review, the villains of Star Wars: Episode VII, previously rumored to be Sith Witches, are in fact the Inquisitors. Fans have already been introduced to one Inquisitor, the main antagonist of the upcoming Star Wars: Rebels animated series. In Episode VII, however, it appears that several Inquisitors will be on hand to menace the Rebel Alliance:

"They seem to be loosly based on the now-deleted Expanded Universe Inquistors mixed with the hardended 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."

— Superhero Report (@SuperheroReport) August 15, 2014

As The Inquisitr has previously reported, Vader's presence in Star Wars: Episode VII has already been rumored, as well as the casting of WWE star Sheamus as the black-clad villain. According to Rob Bricken, writing for io9, that may not be a bad thing:

"Although the idea of a flashback retconning the original trilogy freaks me out more than a little, I find this a perfectly acceptable way to get Vader in Episode VII (if nothing else it's infinitely better than resurrecting him somehow)."
"He's tall and thin and terrifyingly creepy, with glowing red eyes to match his red lightsaber. He's got some robotic upgrades, like Vader – but no mask. The cybernetic bits weave in and out of him. He's got a human upper lip, a steel jaw… and the robotic hand that JJ Abrams posted an image of."

— Bad Robot (@bad_robot) August 11, 2014

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