Jason Isaacs was best known for his role of Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter films. Now, Disney has confirmed that Isaacs will be joining the lineup in Star Wars: Rebels as a new villain, and it looks like a match made in heaven. Creepy! Isaacs will play a part in the Pau’an race, the Inquisitor who is in charge of tracking and killing Jedi’s after the Clone Wars.
The Inquisitor is the first character to be announced in the upcoming animated series. He was described as, “He’s cold, he’s analytical, he doesn’t get angry,” said Lucasfilm Story Group’s Pablo Hidalgo. “We all took care to make sure our villains have real presence and our heroes just can’t walk all over him. This isn’t like cartoons I grew up with in the 80s where you’d have the villain lose every week and yet every week we’d have to believe he’s some sort of threat. When The Inquisitor shows up, it means something significant and it’s a definite challenge for our heroes.”
Star Wars: Rebels will follow the origins of the Rebel Alliance and will lay between the Star Wars prequels and the original trilogy. The show will be airing this fall on Disney and will have a one-hour special. The show will follow on Disney XD worldwide.