Starkiller, the fabulously ridiculous antihero of The Force Unleashed, almost featured in Star Wars: Rebels. This would have been bonkers.
The tidbit comes from a Twitch stream event broadcasted by Witwer.
“Dave [Filoni] did share with me, by the way, he considered making Starkiller an Inquisitor in Star Wars: Rebels,” Witwer said. “It didn’t quite fit the story they were telling, but he did think about it because he thought that would be interesting.”
“Didn’t quite fit” is a mastery of understatement from Witwer, who voiced Starkiller before taking on the role of Darth Maul on Rebels and its predecessor, The Clone Wars. The videogame hero, if introduced in anything like his form in 2008's Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, would have damn near broken the new canon. Gather around, children, let me tell y’all about Starkiller.
So, yeah. Starkiller could’ve been a fun nod to the fandom, and placing him as an Inquisitor (they’re basically Vader’s personal army of anti-Jedi Force-using assassins in Rebels) makes a bit of sense. But to make him work in the more grounded Disney canon would’ve forced Filoni and co. to ditch almost everything that made the character so memorable and unintentionally funny.
And if Starkiller can’t wreck a Star Destroyer with his mind, why even bother?
Hatte total vergessen, dass seit ein paar Tagen ja die BD von Season 3 nun erhältlich ist. Wurde mir nur eben zufällig durch ein Amazon Werbebanner wieder ins Gedächtnis zurückgerufen. Natürlich gleich bestellt.