Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter) was alread rumored to be voicing The Inquisitor in Star Wars Rebels, but now it’s confirmed. Isaacs joins David Oyelowo (Rise of the Planet of the Apes), who will be voicing another baddie Agent Kallus.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly Lucasfilm Story Group’s Pablo Hidalgo revealed about the villain:
“He’s cold, he’s analytical, he doesn’t get angry. We all took care to make sure our villains have real presence and our heroes just can’t walk all over him. This isn’t like cartoons I grew up with in the 80s where you’d have the villain lose every week and yet every week we’d have to believe he’s some sort of threat. When The Inquisitor shows up, it means something significant and it’s a definite challenge for our heroes.”
Star Wars Rebels is set between the events of Episode III and IV, an era spanning almost two decades never-before explored on-screen. It takes place in a time where the Empire is securing its grip on the galaxy and hunting down the last of the Jedi Knights as a fledgling rebellion against the Empire is taking shape.
Starring a small band of heroes: Sabine, Kanan, Hera, Ezra, Zeb, and Chopper.
Star Wars Rebels will be produced by Lucasfilm Animation, featuring many of the key talents that made Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It’s executive produced by Dave Filoni, Simon Kinberg, and Greg Weisman, is scheduled to premiere in fall 2014 as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel and will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world.