Latino Review is back with another “HOT RUMOR” from their Bothan Spy Network in regards to “Star Wars: Episode 7“. The site claims that Mandalorians (mercenaries/hired assassins) and Sith witches are among the film’s villains. The confirmation from their sources coincide with some reports making the rounds as of late, indicating that a mercenary group will be causing trouble for the Jedi. Most Star Wars geeks will be familiar with Jango and Boba Fett’s history, they are both Mandalorians, as is Sabine Wren from Star Wars Rebels. The site also noted that black and silver/chrome troopers were spotted on the filming set, but it’s still unclear if they are Mandalorians or just regular Imperial Storm Troopers.
The Sith Witches might be Nightsisters of Dathomir (home world of Darth Maul), which means the seventh installment might introduce the likes of Asajj Ventress. We are just speculating at his stage, none of the reports has been confirmed. The nature of the Sith witches rumored to be in the film is still uncertain.
“Star Wars Episode VII” is currently filming and is scheduled to open in U.S. theaters in December 2015.
For those of you not in the know, check out the background for Mandalorians courtesy of Wookiepedia:
“In their early years, Mandalorian culture revolved around battle, with war being a source of honor and pride in their community. The leader of the Mandalorians, known as the Mand’alor, translates to “Sole Ruler” and presented as “Mandalore” in Basic. Throughout their history, the Mandalorians often allied with the Sith, perhaps most notably the Sith Lord Exar Kun, and held a certain distrust and general dislike for the Jedi Order.
However, they wouldn’t hesitate to cooperate with the Jedi if a partnership between the two groups was mutually beneficial. In later years, the Mandalorians moved away from their obsessively war-like and conqueror ways and instead, most became bounty hunters and mercenaries, selling their skills to various individuals and factions in the galaxy.”
Background for Nightsister Sith witch:
“Sometime before 13 ABY, a single Nightsister Sith witch had somehow managed to escape her imprisonment on Dathomir and formed a small Outer Rim band of Force-using outlaws. They greatly desired the ancient Sith secrets discovered by Luke Skywalker on the planet Yavin 4, but knew that attacking while the New Jedi Order was at its strongest would have been suicide. However, when word reached them of Desann’s failed attempt at attacking the academy, they decided to attack while the Jedi’s forces were still weakened.”
They took advantage of the academy’s chaotic state and struck quickly in their attempt to steal the Sith secrets from the base’s computer. However, they had vastly underestimated the readiness of the academy and of Kyle Katarn, who managed to repel their forces.”
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