Lucasfilm has cast Jason Isaacs as The Inquisitor in Star Wars Rebels. Isaacs is known for playing villains in big budget movies, such as Col. William Tavington in The Patriot and Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter series. With his cold and terrifying voice, Isaacs’ Inquisitor proves to be a force to be reckoned with, being more then just an ordinary villain. When the Inquisitor shows up, it’s because he has to and he’s not someone the heroes will be able to fend off easily. The Inquisitor is not a Sith, but knows the traditions of both the Jedi & Sith, and uses his force wielding abilities to hunt and kill Jedi and other Force users across the galaxy.
Jason Isaacs joins other big names to star in a Star Wars television production such as Jon Favreau, who played Death Watch leader Pre Vizsla in The Clone Wars, David Oyelowo who will play Agent Kallus, joining the Dark Side along with Isaacs on Star Wars Rebels, and Liam Neeson who returned to voice Qui Gon Jinn in a few episodes of The Clone Wars. The inclusion of big name actors cements Star Wars Rebels legitimacy as a proper canon Star Wars experience. What other names will join the roster?
Still hoping for character reveal trailers for Lando Calrissian and Obi Wan Kenobi, as both Billy Dee Williams and James Arnold Taylor are on the cast list on IMDB as their respected roles. Other Star Wars characters who are more then likely to appear in Rebels are Boba Fett, Chewbaca, and since Lando is in the show, Han Solo may pop up somewhere down the show’s run. Star Wars Rebels are looking to be a welcomed entry in Star Wars lore.
SOURCE: Entertainment Weekly