Star Wars Rebels: The Empire Returns featurette and first look at new villain The Inquisitor

The New York Comic Con has already delivered a few Star Wars tidbits for fans this weekend, although sadly not of the Star Wars: Episode VII variety just yet. So far we’ve seen a propaganda poster and official synopsis for Star Wars Rebels, as well confirmation from Dave Filoni that the final episodes of the now-cancelled Star Wars: The Clone Wars will arrive next year. Well, at today’s panel, Filoni also introduced a new behind-the-scenes featurette for Star Wars Rebels, which you can check out right here along with our first look at the saga’s newest villain, The Inquisitor…

Star Wars Rebels - The Inquisitor

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.


Star Wars Rebels is set to air next year with a voice cast that includes David Oyelowo (Lee Daniels’ The Butler), Freddie Prinze Jr. (Scooby-Doo), Vanessa Marshall (Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox), Taylor Gray (Bucket and Skinner’s Epic Adventures), and Steve Blum (The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes).