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Rumors About the Bad Guys in 'Star Wars VII' Have Surfaced, and They Sound Legit

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | June 17, 2014 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | June 17, 2014 |

People who follow the Star Wars universe more closely than I may better understand the origins or be able to better provide context for the alleged villains in the new Star Wars films, which may actually be around for three films. The people who better understand may also find the information provided by Making Star Wars from sources within Pinewood Studios more spoilery, too. To me, these villains sound like someone who aren’t the Reavers, the most terrifying space villains ever, who should one day get their own movie, with or without the rest of Firefly, and until the Reavers are re-introduced into cinema, I refuse to be intimidated that involves Jedis or Siths or The Force.

That said, these guys sound cool. Keep in mind that the villains described, according to Making Star Wars, are not confirmed, and none of the sources who provided the intel have seen the script. They’ve only seen the production of the film, and by putting a lot of sources together, Making Star Wars has made some very good educated guesses about what to expect in Star Wars VII.

Spoilers ahead.

The bad guys in Star Wars: Episode VII are being called “Jedi Hunters” by people working on and around the film. These are scary individuals, dressed in black, some helmeted, that hunt Jedi for the Empire …

Supposedly the “Jedi Hunters” or Inquisitors (from the sound of things) are the reason there is no New Republic after Return of the Jedi. That’s right, they’re saying there is no New Republic. Source #2 claims to have been on set for a sequence in which we learn the Jedi Hunters worship the Sith and want to resurrect them. Their mandate was to protect the Sith at all costs and insure their survival.

This source also believes Luke Skywalker has been fighting to stop this for the last thirty years of his life, but he is outnumbered, tired, and in need of help.

The bad guys have a goal: The resurrection of the Sith and it “sounds like it happens in the next film” meaning Episode VIII and “I guess they kill him (said resurrected Sith) in IX.”

According to Making Star Wars, one source says that David Oyelowo is voicing one of the three villains, while another source says that Lupita Nyong’o, Adam Driver, and David Oyelowo are the Jedi Hunters. Also, Episode VII will purportedly be closer in tone to Empire Strikes Back, which is to say: kind of a bummer, but in a good way!

But, man: I miss the Reavers.


Source: Making Star Wars via Slashfilm

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