Yesterday, Lucasfilm introduced a new character from its upcoming animated series, ‘Star Wars Rebels’ — Agent Kallus, an Imperial Security Bureau (ISB) agent. Voiced by David Oyelowo, Kallus is described a ‘ruthless, unforgiving, and an example of the Empire’s tyranny.’ Also described as a ‘rebel hunter,’ Kallus’ position is on the ground, leading stormtroopers in face-to-face battles against anti-Imperial groups — and his combat skills are impressive, including the use of a modified version of Zeb’s honor guard staff.
‘Star Wars Rebels’ art director Kilian Plunkett describes Kallus as the following: ‘He’s pretty literally a rebel hunter. His whole task is to investigate any sort of instance of local insurgency and see if it’s the beginnings of what could become a rebellion.’
The character debut comes two weeks ahead of San Diego Comic-Con in which ‘Star Wars Rebels’ will have a presence. Lucasfilm has already announced that ‘The Heroes of “Star Wars Rebels”‘ panel will be taking place at 6:00 pm on Thursday in room 6BCF. The panel features executive producer Dave Filoni, as well as the first panel appearance by executive producer Simon Kinberg and stars Freddie Prinze, Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Steve Blum, Tiya Sircar and Taylor Gray. They’ll discuss making the show and will reveal exclusive content from the upcoming series for fans in attendance.
Scheduled to premiere in the fall as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel, it will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world.