Sarah Michelle Gellar Is The New Jedi Slayer In ‘Star Wars Rebels’

Posted Friday, October 2nd, 2015 08:00 pm GMT -5 by

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Lucasfilm and Disney XD will continue their second season of the ‘Star Wars Rebels‘ with a few changes to the villain lineup. Taking place between Darth Vader’s creation in ‘Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith’ and his prominence in ‘Episode IV: A New Hope,’ it is understandable that Vader himself (James Earl Jones) will play a role hunting down the Rebels. Season 1 villain Imperial Agent Kallus (David Oyelowo) should also be making a return while the Inquisitor (Jason Isaacs) should not as he ended his own life after suffering a defeat at the hands of Kanan Jarrus. Jarrus, voiced by Freddie Prinze Jr., will meet a familiar cast addition as his wife, Sarah Michelle Gellar, joins as another in the evil Inquisitor line.

Sarah Michelle Gellar is best known for her role of ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘ from the television series of the same name. Her new role sounds similarly badass. The Seventh Sister Inquisitor has power over the Dark Side of the Force, skilled with double-bladed lightsaber combat, and uses Mimic droids that have the ability to imitate others. Like Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) who will be featured in December’s release of  ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens,’ this Inquisitor is not a Sith. Gellar told Buzzfeed that her character, “definitely plays cat and mouse with Kanan.” It should be a fun back-and-forth for the couple, more Star Wars role play than I get with my wife, anyway.

This new Inquisitor adds a strong female antagonist to the already solid cast of women characters. Sarah Michelle Gellar praised ‘Star Wars Rebels’ for both the pilot of the Rebel’s ship Hera (voiced by Vanessa Marshall) and warrior/artist Sabine (Tiya Sircar). The previous ‘Star Wars’ animated series ‘Clone Wars‘ featured Asajj Ventress, another female villain who may or may not have some connection to the Seventh Sister Inquisitor.

Here is the full interview from Buzzfeed:

‘Star Wars Rebels’ returns to Disney XD on October 14th.

Source: Screen Rant