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Rumor: 'Star Wars: Episode 7' To Feature Key Flashback Sequence, Villains Revealed

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist August 15, 2014 at 3:25PM

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This shouldn't be necessary, but here goes: spoilers ahead. Now with that said, these are just rumors, so take 'em with a grain of salt. But the latest buzz around "Star Wars: Episode 7" is pretty meaty, and concerns the villains and one sequence that...well, read on....

Latino Review is reporting that the villains in the movie will be "The Inquisitors." If you're not up on your expanded universe lore, read more here, but it's interesting to note they are also the baddies in the forthcoming animated "Star Wars Rebels" (set five years before the original movie trilogy). Anyway, the main thing you need to know is that they are defenders of the Sith Order, and have been kicking around a long time. How long?

As you might recall, the plot revolves around a band of young newcomers, along with Han Solo and Chewbecca, searching for a captive Luke Skywalker. When Han and Chewie find him, Skywalker will have a story to tell, launching a flashback sequence explaining the history of the Inquisitors The scene will also feature a young Princess Leia (played by Carrie Fisher's daughter) and a brief appearance by —wait for it— Darth Vader.

Cool? I dunno. Every tidbit that's emerged so far about the "new" "Star Wars" movie seems desperate to tie into the original series of movies as much as possible. Wake me up when the filmmakers decide to truly tell some new stories with new characters. Share your thoughts below. "Star Wars: Episode 7 — Greatest Hits Edition" opens on December 18, 2015.

Update: A bunch of alleged spoiler images from 'Episode 7' have been released by Indie Revolver. Real concept art? Fake? We're not sure, and to be honest we hope not, because we'd rather most of these rumors be fabrications and we go in totally blind, but in this day and age that's likely not going to happen. Here's alleged concept art of Han Solo's new look and new Stormtroopers.

SW EPV7 spoiler images
SW EPV7 spoiler images
SW EPV7 spoiler images
SW EPV7 spoiler images

This article is related to: Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens, Star Wars


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