Mandalorians & Sith Witches Could Be the Villains in Star Wars: Episode VII?

Once again the scoopers over at Latino-Review are on the case and have dropped some details on Star Wars: Episode VII.  A couple weeks ago, some potential details about the film’s villains were “revealed” and a lot of back and forth happened online between things being refuted and then reaffirmed.  We didn’t post anything here because there was so much going on, and nothing I’d heard personally could go one way or the other. 

Today’s report expounds upon those villain rumors, adding some credence to them, and generally being very interesting:

Details recently appeared online concerning “Mercenaries,” but who can these enemies of the Jedi be?  Mandalorians will make a big appearance in the upcoming sequel “Star Wars: Episode VII.”

Reports from set claim to have spotted some black and silver/chrome troopers. We haven’t been able to confirm if these troopers were Mandalorians or just a new group of Imperial Storm Troopers.

Onto the next detail, a Sith Witch/Witches are in “”Star Wars: Episode VII.”  We don’t know the name of the character(s) nor do we know if they’re loosely based on the Nightsisters of Dathomir, Dathomir of course being Darth Maul’s home world.

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Hmmm…This is interesting, and I’m willing to believe it for one primary reason.  Both the Mandalorians and Nightsisters (or Witches) were very key players in the last few seasons of Star Wars The Clone Wars.  We know that animated series is still a part of canon and will tie into the new series, Rebels, in various ways (one of those main characters is Mandalorian too).  If Mandos and Witches are in Star Wars: Episode VII, it jives with all we’ve heard about them trying to connect everything together. 

Obviously, this is still a rumor and should be taken with a grain of salt.  I’m crossing my fingers this one turns out to be true.  If so, it’s a great way to potentially see Darth Maul or even Asajj Ventress back in action (as Mandos and Nightsisters played in heavily to their plots, which were left dangling).  That’s pure speculation on my part, and not a part of this rumor…but that doesn’t mean I can’t hope.

What do you guys think of the latest rumor?

-Jordan