There have been a lot of rumours circulating regarding the villains of Star Wars: Episode VII with most reports claiming that Lupita Nyong’o, Adam Driver and David Oyelowo would be playing a trio of Jedi hunters in the movie who are devoted to the Sith ways and attempting to revive the order of the Sith.
As an update to these suspected villains or perhaps as a completely new and different rumour Latino Review reports that the villains of Episode VII will in fact be comprised of two different antagonist groups the first of those would be Sith Witches with the second group apparently compiled of Mandalorian mercenaries. In the report it’s suggested that the Mandalorian mercenaries are likely the trio we’ve already heard rumours about, as IGN notes in the Star Wars universe lore Mandalorians are a group of nomadic warriors who regularly serve as bounty hunters and mercenaries.
Both Boba and Jango Fett are the most recognizable characters from the universe that sport Mandalorian armor. Could it be that both rumours are true and the Sith Hunters of the movie will in fact be glad in Mandalorian armor? Or is this a completely seperate group with the sith hunters being an inaccurate report?
Whilst very little is mentioned regarding the Sith Witches in the report, or what they may look like, rumours from the set suggest that Lupita Nyong’o has been seen with yellow contact lenses in for her character. You know another famous Star Wars antagonist who had yellow eyes? Darth Maul! Which could just be a coincidence or in fact a suggestion that Nyong’o may be playing a Sith Witch in the movie.
What do you think to these potential new villain rumours? Does the idea of our ageing heroes battling a diverse set of villains as opposed to one big bad fill you with excitement or are you concerned the film could lose it’s focus with too much going on? Personally we think this all sounds very exciting, and we hope that the protagonists of the piece will be giving as good as they get, meaning we’ll see plenty of Lightsaber and Blaster action!
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