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The Force Unleashed’s Galen Marek AKA Starkiller almost appeared in Star Wars Rebels

August 14th, 2017 by Marc Comments

Damnit! Damnit! Damnit!

Here’s the deal… I was born a month after Star Wars came out waaaaaaay back in ’77 and I’ve loved it ever since I could recognise moving images and stories.

And as much as I loved Han, Luke, Vader and all the characters in that universe, I really adored the character of Starkiller when he appeared in 2008’s The Force Unleashed game.

I’m not sure why, but his character intrigued me more than any other. I loved his struggle with The Force, his duality and eventual coming over to the light side and I loved how he alone eventually created the Rebellion.

And then, once Disney took over, he was no-long canon.

Which sucked. However, I always felt that he might well appear in Star Wars Rebels. The timeline was right and when Kanan was blinded, I always felt he was being merged into the character of  Jedi master Rahm Koat from the game who mentored Galen Marek AKA Starkiller:

But now it seems Starkiller WAS almost in Rebels…

According to Sam Witwer who played Starkiller – as well as Darth Maul and the Emperor in Rebels and several characters in Clone Wars – there was almost a big change to the end of Marek’s story that would have seen him appear in a very different role in Rebels.

“Dave [Filoni, executive producer] did share with me, by the way, he considered making Starkiller an Inquisitor in Star Wars Rebels,” Witwer said.

“It didn’t quite fit the story they were telling, but he did think about it because he thought that would be interesting.” 

Marek died in the games as a hero, but if he appeared in Rebels it would have entirely rewritten his end and probably left the fans confused or, even worse, angry. The idea of him returning to the dark side would have irked me… but on the other hand, it would have been awesome to see him in the show.


Source: CBM

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….