the grand inquisitor from star wars rebels

Earlier today we told you how a character created for the Star Wars animated series may have already appeared in one of the original trilogy films. Well, that’s not the only bit of Star Wars canon retcon we have for you today. Did you know that we already saw The Grand Inquisitor during The Clone Wars?

During the first season of Star Wars Rebels, the Grand Inquisitor was tasked by Darth Vader with taking out the possible Jedi in our hero’s rebel faction. We never got to find out the backstory of the Grand Inquisitor, but his appearance in an episode of Star Wars Rebels season two got some fans wondering about his origins. And as it turns out, show runner Dave Filoni confirms that we’ve seen the Grand Inquisitor before. Learn the details of The Grand Inquisitor’s backstory after the jump.

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When Disney bought Lucasfilm and unified Star Wars canon across all storytelling mediums, it created the possibility of characters introduced in the books, televisions shows and video games crossing over into the live-action big screen movies. And Star Wars Rebels producers Simon Kinberg and Dave Filoni have both expressed interest in that possibility in previous interviews. But it turns out that one of the characters created for the Star Wars animated series might have already appeared in a live-action Star Wars film. Filoni talked about the possibility at the world premiere of the Star Wars Rebels season two finale (no spoilers for that episode, I promise). Learn the details after the jump.

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What? The official announcement that Star Wars: Episode 8 has begun filming wasn’t enough for you? Okay. Fine. Sheesh. Here’s some more Star Wars Bits. In today’s edition:

  • A possible date for the next Force Friday event.
  • The latest round of awards for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • A seriously intense study of the Star Wars expanded universe.
  • Jacob Tremblay wants to be in a Star Wars movie, thank you very much.
  • The coolest Star Wars drone yet.
  • A Star Wars: The Clone Wars veteran joins Star Wars Rebels.
  • A new look at LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • The long-lost identity of the actor who played Boshek.
  • Rey in finally on the way to Star Wars Monopoly.
  • The highlight of the latest issue of Marvel’s Darth Vader.
  • A Star Wars/Mario Kart mash-up, just in case that’s your thing.
  • A Star Wars Rebels/Firefly mash-up, just in case that’s your thing.
  • And more!

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Welcome back to Star Wars Bits, your regular catch-all for anything and everything Star Wars. In today’s edition:

  • A fascinating profile of Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy.
  • Star Wars is getting its own EDM soundtrack for some reason.
  • Professional artists reimagine Star Wars with stunning art.
  • Gaze upon the greatest Star Wars mobile game never made.
  • And look at the latest preview for Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes.
  • Star Wars Rebels may have an hour-long season finale.
  • And more!

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Welcome back to Star Wars Bits, your regular source of delicious, bite-sized, and surprisingly healthy bits of Star Wars news. In today’s edition:

  • Star Wars Rebels brings back a fan-favorite character.
  • Disney Cruise Lines previews its Star Wars day.
  • An extended preview of Star Wars: Rebellion.
  • A close examination of the various divisions of the clone army.
  • Look into the future of Star Wars video games.
  • Preview the newest edition of the Star Wars Character Encyclopedia.

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You may have noticed that Rogue One news stories are becoming common enough that we’ve had to spin them off into their own separate series. Does that mean Star Wars Bits is any less crammed full of cool stuff? Nah. In today’s edition:

  • Star Wars: Episode 8 heads to a familiar location.
  • Two potential Han Solo actors speak out.
  • Harrison Ford will introduce Star Wars Land on television.
  • A clip from the next episode of Star Wars Rebels.
  • An official update on the latest Star Wars trading cards.
  • Star Wars: Battlefront gets new updates.
  • A smorgasbord of great Star Wars art that you can buy right now.

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star wars rebels

Welcome back to Star Wars Bits, your regular source of Star Wars news in bit-form! In today’s edition:

  • Don’t expect a new live action Star Wars series anytime soon.
  • Do expect some new Star Wars Rebels footage.
  • Yes, Princess Leia is getting a Rebels action figure.
  • Updates on the Star Wars: Episode 8 rewrites.
  • Rian Johnson offers some appropriate music for Episode 8‘s new release date.
  • New details of Disneyland’s Star Wars Land revealed.
  • An early review of the Star Wars: Rebellion board game.
  • And more!

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star wars rebels season 3

Before the weekend, a new trailer for the midseason return of Star Wars Rebels teased some pretty big moments on the way for the crew of the Ghost, including a surprising connection to a certain villain’s unique lightsaber in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Now showrunner Dave Filoni has opened up just a little bit about some of the big teases in that trailer, including what appears to be the return of another villain from the past other than Darth Vader.

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Star Wars Rebels Season 2 Trailer cross guard lightsaber

Disney has released a trailer for Star Wars Rebels, which will be return from a mid-season break on January 20th 2016. I know a lot of you are excited coming off Star Wars: The Force Awakens but have probably not dipped your toes into this DisneyXD series, but you should beccause its a lot of fun (and this comes from someone who could never get into Clone Wars). And its not too late to binge watch and catch up as the episodes are generally only 22 minutes long.

The Star Wars Rebels Season 2 trailer shows us a glimpse at the final six episodes of this season. But probably the most interesting image in the trailer is of Ezra Bridger igniting a cross guard lightsaber, which is similar to the one wielded by Kylo Ren in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Of course, its not Kylo Ren’s lightsaber (this one is green and seems to be of a sturdier construction) but it seems like this might be the first hint that the series will have connections to the upcoming films.

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