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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Villains Might Be Some Familiar Faces [UPDATED]

Star Wars Darth Vader

This week we’ve seen what appears to be photos of the Stormtroopers, as well as some concept art for Trooper designs from ‘Star Wars: Episode 7,’ but today brings some much, much bigger news: it seems that we might know who the villains (more than one!) are in the newest installment of the classic franchise.

Latino Review has a scoop on plot details for ‘Episode 7,’ featuring some info that had already been circulating for a while now about Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac‘s roles, as well as Luke’s hand.

But they also have some new information for us: according to their sources, the villains in ‘Episode 7′ will be the Inquisitors — and if that name sounds familiar to you, that’s because the Inquisitor is the name of the villain in the new ‘Star Wars Rebels‘ animated series. But there’s more than one Inquisitor. It’s actually an entire organization that has been defending the Sith for a long time. And the site adds that the Inquisitors in ‘Episode 7′ will be based on the expanded universe characters as well as the ‘Rebels’ series villain.

And if you don’t want any spoilers, you can stop reading right now. Latino Review adds that we’ll see a flashback involving a much younger Princess Leia (played by Carrie Fisher’s real-life daughter), in which it’s revealed that the Inquisitors were serving Darth Vader. This also ties into the expanded universe stuff previously mentioned — as Vader was the one who founded the organization.

Devin Faraci over at Badass Digest backs up this scoop with even more info, including details on the main Inquisitor villain (if they’re even called Inquisitors in this film — they might not be):

He wears a black robe. His eyes are deep red. And half of his face is metal. He’s a cyborg. That was his hand in the picture JJ Abrams shared with the note about A Force For Change.

Devin also confirms that the photos of Stormtrooper helmets we’ve seen are indeed real, and were either the actual helmets used in the film or models created by someone familiar with them. As for the Snowtrooper we’ve seen in the concept art, he adds:

Yeah, he’s real. And he’s on that ice planet where they’re building the superweapon. But get this: it isn’t an ice planet. It’s an ice and forest planet.

If this scoop is correct, that means we’ll be seeing a whole bunch of bad guys in ‘Episode 7,’ and that Darth Vader’s business isn’t done just because he’s dead.

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