Today has been a day of Star Wars: Episode VII reveals and spoilers, with the latest coming once again from Indie Revolver. This time, we get a look at the main villain of the movie in a new piece of concept art, which also includes (what looks to be) Darth Vader's helmet. Suffice it to say, there will be Major Spoilers ahead, so continue at your own risk. First the photo, and then if you want to know more about this villain's identity, read on:
Earlier today, Latino Review and Badass Digest decided to divulge the main plot twists of Star Wars: Episode VII, revealing that the villains in the movie will actually be the Inquisitors, which are partially based on the Expanded Universe while mixed with the "hardened Sith look" of The Inquisitor from Star Wars Rebels. The character seen above in the concept art is the main villain, who does not yet have a name (that we know of).
He is described as such:
"A Sith Inquisitor: He's tall and thin and terrifyingly creepy, with glowing red eyes to match his red light saber. 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.
Here is the picture in question, which J.J. Abrams tweeted early last week:
This character is discovered to be holding the missing Jedi Luke Skywalker captive, and his reveal leads to a flashback that explains the Inquisitors ties to the Sith. The flashback will include both Darth Vader (rumored to be played by WWE Superstar Sheamus and Princess Leia, confirmed (by reliable sources, not Disney or LucasFilm) to be played by Carrie Fisher's daughter, Billie Lourd.
What do you think of all this? And what's with the Darth Vader helmet in the concept art? Did Luke take to wearing his father's old armor? Maybe....
Star Wars: Episode VII comes to theaters December 18th, 2015 and stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.