Latino Review are at it again! Take it how you will, but the Latino Review has stirred the Rumor pot up and it claims two of our favorite Star Wars elements may be coming to the big screen in episode VII.
Mandalorians will make a big appearance in the upcoming sequel "Star Wars: Episode VII."
Onto the next detail, a Sith Witch/Witches are in ""Star Wars: Episode VII." We don’t know the name of the character(s) nor do we know if they're loosely based on the Nightsisters of Dathomir, Dathomir of course being Darth Maul’s home world.
My first reaction is duh! But I guess it wasn't a given that Disney would bring the two coolest aspects of the Star Wars universe into this movie, right? I mean, Madalorians and Sith weren't a 'shoe in', but I would have expected that, if you're making a big push, you would include guaranteed crowd pleasers.
Now, due to the whole 'Expanded Universe may not be in play', we can't even begin to speculate what characters or in what function these two groups will be in. I mean, the Sith will be Sith; Jedi hating badasses. But the Mandalorins? Well, we may have already been given a clue.
Latino Review again
Details recently appeared online concerning “Mercenaries,” but who can these enemies of the Jedi be?
This matches with we’ve been hearing for months, that group of mercenaries would be antagonizing our Jedi heroes.
Armored characters have been reported from the set, but there was no way of knowing if they were Mandalorians or Imperial Storm Troopers or what.
Also Furious Fanboys reported earlier this month about a rumor that the villains in Episode VII would be SITH INQUISITORS.
There is apparently more than one villain, and they are Inquisitors much like the one in Star Wars Rebels. The name “Jedi Hunter” is what the sources called them as they weren’t familiar with the Inquisitor concept from Rebels at the time. These Inquisitors hunt Jedi, want to resurrect the Sith, and Luke has fought against them for years but at the time of Episode VII they’ve grown in number and he’s only become older and can’t fight them off alone anymore.
The Inquisitors aren’t fully Sith. They’re acolytes for a big bad. Much like the Inquisitor in Rebels or even Grievous in the Prequels. They have some Sith-like skills (lightsabers, etc.) but will never be full Sith and both them and the big bad they are working for know that.
This is all in a galaxy where the Empire wasn’t fully defeated at the end of Return of the Jedi. So at the start of the Sequel Trilogy you have a galaxy that’s suffered years of war and Jedi who are hunted by Inquisitors
What better way to build a great hero or heroes than to pit them against an impossible line up. I know that's what I would do. And, if the Sith and the Mandalorians are working together, our Jedi favorites and their students will have their work cut out for them.