The upcoming Disney+ series “Ahsoka” has unveiled a surprise for Star Wars fans: an Inquisitor is set to appear in the show, according to a new image released by Empire Magazine. This reveal has stirred up speculation, given that the Inquisitors, primarily featured in “Star Wars: Rebels” and known for their role as Jedi hunters for Darth Vader and the Empire, were thought to have largely disappeared by the timeline of this series.
The image itself reveals a masked Inquisitor dressed in black and wielding a double-bladed lightsaber. The presence of this character in the “Ahsoka” series, which takes place around the same timeline as “The Mandalorian”, is particularly intriguing due to the Inquisitors supposedly being extinct at this point in the Star Wars chronology. Dave Filoni, who co-created the character of Ahsoka Tano with George Lucas, has indicated that the show will serve as a continuation of “Star Wars Rebels”, which may explain the return of the Inquisitors.
Adding to the roster of antagonists, the show has confirmed the return of Lars Mikkelson as Grand Admiral Thrawn, who was first introduced to many viewers in the animated series “Star Wars Rebels”. Mikkelson has revealed that, while the character is based on the same source material, he aims to bring something new to his portrayal of Thrawn in “Ahsoka”.
Filoni has also discussed the challenges of transitioning Ahsoka from an animated character to a live-action one, recognizing that while some fans may be familiar with her from “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” and “Star Wars Rebels”, others may only know her from her recent live-action appearances in “The Mandalorian” and “The Book of Boba Fett”. He believes that Ahsoka serves as a bridge between the familiar elements of Star Wars and new possibilities.
While there are still many unanswered questions regarding the Inquisitor’s role in “Ahsoka”, the answers will become clear when the show debuts on Disney+ in August. The introduction of an Inquisitor certainly promises new narrative twists, bringing an element of the past into Ahsoka’s current story and potentially hinting at the future direction of the Star Wars universe.
Please note that the detailed context surrounding the Inquisitor’s image, and potential implications for the show’s plot, are still unclear at this time. To gain more detailed insights, we would need to wait for more information from the creators or the show’s release.
Stay tuned for more updates as we approach the show’s premiere.