Star Wars Rebels is poised to premiere in the fall, and while we’re becoming familiar with the plethora of new characters that will populate the series -- including the Big Bad called the Inquisitor -- we’re now getting our very first look at his right-hand man, Agent Kallus.
Voiced by up-and-comer David Oyelowo (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Christopher Nolan’s upcoming Interstellar) whose star is definitely on the rise, Agent Kallus -- also known as the "Rebel hunter," is an evil agent of the Empire working for the Imperial Security Bureau, which Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni describe as a little like the FBI and a little like the military police.
What’s cool about Agent Kallus’ look -- besides those awesome sideburns -- is the fact that Star Wars Rebels harks back to the 1970s feel of the original Star Wars trilogy: especially A New Hope.
“We definitely wanted to capture that ’70s feeling that was so strong in ‘A New Hope,’” says Filoni. “Art director Kilian Plunkett and I looked at a lot of reference to try and make that influence fit into ‘Rebels.’ At one point we had [Rebel pilot] Zeb in bell bottoms.”
“I’m hoping to see some people sporting that look at Comic-Con next year.”
And just to refresh everyone's memories, that mean-looking dude below is the Inquisitor.
Star Wars Rebels will take place between the prequel (and thus post-Clone Wars) and the original trilogy (Rebels will be canon in the expanding Star Wars universe) and will premiere on Disney XD later this year. Will you guys be watching?