With Obi-Wan Kenobi coming, just who are the Inquisitors

When the teaser trailer hit for Disney +’s Obi-Wan Kenobi fans were treated to the first ever live-action shots of Inquisitors. Some fans were caught off guard by the quick looks but overall they were well received. So who is this mysterious group of Force sensitive agents? Let’s take a closer look. My thought is they will play a large role in the hotly anticipated Obi-Wan Kenobi show.

Nearly every Star Wars fan remembers when Palpatine (AKA Darth Sidious) gave the famous call to “execute Order 66.” The Clone Troopers turned and killed Jedi. The ones the escaped were hunted down primarily by Inquisitors.

STAR WARS REBELS- “Star Wars Rebels” villain, the Inquisitor, is revealed at New York Comic Con. “Star Wars Rebels” is scheduled to premiere in fall 2014 as a one-hour special telecast on Disney Channel, and will be followed by a series on Disney XD channels around the world. (Photo by Disney XD via Getty Images)THE INQUISITOR

“Red Blades,” as some have come to know Inquisitors by were trained by Darth Vader. The kicker is Vader could not stand the Inquisitors because they were former Jedi. Yet, Palpatine put him in charge of them. Vader only viewed the group as a means to and end.

Vader had serious doubts the Inquisitors could take on the likes of a Jedi such as Obi-Wan Kenobi. During the training phase Vader was over the top cruel as he wanted to drive out any remaining thoughts of the Jedi life the Inquisitors lived before turning to the dark side.

Based on the trailer, the Inquisitors are looking for hidden Jedi who survived the purge. There is little doubt they will at some point (be it the whole group, a select few or even one) find Obi-Wan.

British actor David Prowse on the set of Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back directed by Irvin Kershner. (Photo by Lucasfilm/Sunset Boulevard/Corbis via Getty Images)

The question is, is Vader pulling there strings? After all he is in charge of them if so how does that relationship work in a live-action setting? A leader who can not stand the people he is leading should be very interesting as the show moves along.

So how about it, are you excited to see live-action Inquisitors in Obi-Wan Kenobi? How do you see the show shaping up? Drop a comment and let me know.

With Ewan McGregor set to return as Obi-Wan Kenobi, will Star Wars see Ray Park return as Maul?

Embed from Getty Images Last week the news broke and Star Wars fans world-wide rejoiced. Ewan McGregor will be returning to the Star Wars universe as Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi. Fans quickly turned their attention to another Star Wars actor, Ray Park who portrayed Darth Maul in ‘The Phantom Menace” and again in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.”

Ray Park has advocated for the return of Maul after Solo. Park has been vocal on social media. Posting videos and photos with the hashtag tied to Maul. It could be he was using hashtags so Star Wars fans could have an easier time finding his comments.

Even without his lobbying, a return of Maul made sense. Fans of Star Wars know Maul started the crime syndicate Crimson Dawn. There was not enough time in Solo to bring the whole story into view. But in an Obi-Wan streaming series it could be done.

Also, in Star Wars Rebels, Maul and Kenobi had their final battle together. The show saw Maul rise out of the sands of Tatoonie, to face his most hated rival, Obi-Wan Kenobi.

After Kenobi sliced him in half during “The Phantom Menace” Maul survived and reconstructed himself as half cyborg. The loss to Kenobi drove Maul insane until his brother, Savage Opress was able to help him regain his focus using pure hatred for Kenobi.

During his healing time Maul left the Sith order and Darth Sidious. He became just Maul. He set up Crimson Dawn. His plan was to destroy the Sith and become sole ruler.

Needless to say, Maul in the Obi-Wan Kenobi could work very well. It would be just what Star Wars fans want to see. Will it happen? We will find out Friday when Disney at D23 is set to announce future projects, including the Kenobi show.