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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

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With the fall premiere of Star Wars Rebels rapidly approaching, some fans are dying to get a glimpse of the characters that they’ll soon be following into that galaxy far, far away. Today, we got ourselves a look at The Inquisitor’s right-hand man, Agent Kallus. 

You liking them mutton chops? The designs reveal that they wanted to capture the styles of the 1970s, which were so prevalent in Star Wars: A New Hope. “Art director Kilian Plunkett and I looked at a lot of reference to try and make that influence fit into ‘Rebels.’ At one point we had [Rebel pilot] Zeb in bell bottoms,” says the show’s executive producer Dave Filoni.

Voicing Kallus is hot up-and-comer David Oyelowo, who you’ll soon see in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, and who’s just wrapped up an impressive run of films like Rise of The Planet of The ApesLincoln, and Lee Daniels’ The Butler. Oyelowo is even set to play Martin Luther King Jr in the upcoming Selma, so his casting in this animated Star Wars series is considered to be quite a coup. 

In case you missed it, Agent Kallus will be assisting this cuddly looking guy:

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Star Wars Rebels will take place between theprequel and original trilogies, and will premiere on Disney XD later this year.

SOURCE: Hero Complex

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.