A lot of information and images related to Star Wars: Episode VII are coming to light this week, and I’ve got just one more treat for you to enjoy over the weekend. We’re headed into definite spoiler territory now, so be warned – if you don’t want to know, now’s your chance to turn back!
What I know so far of the head baddie in Star Wars 7:
It’s true that the main villain of Episode VII is a Sith Inquisitor. 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. As has circulated on the internet (started originally by Latino Review), we’ll see flashbacks in this movie which will show us Princess Leia as a young girl and Vader’s involvement with the Sith during his prime. This new Star Wars 7 Inquisitor has a fascination with Vader through the movie’s timeline as well though – just look how he stares at Vader’s shattered helmet in this exclusive image:
That. is. terrifying.
What use do you think the Sith might make of Vader’s decrepit armor after all these years? Might they clone him from his cells? Is this a second discarded set of armor, or a burnt shell from Luke’s funeral pyre? Reply below and let me know your thoughts!
What a great time to be a fan of Star Wars. May the Force be with you!
Star Wars: Episode VII is in theaters December 18th, 2015.