Yet more rumours about the antagonists for Star Wars: Episode VII have surfaced online. The newest rumours follow on from the recent speculation that the villains will be a trio of Jedi Hunters. The new report from Latino Review suggests that there will be two different groups causing trouble for the Jedis: Mandalorian mercenaries and Sith witches.
The Mandalorians are likely to be the same three villains previously reported as Jedi Hunters – played by Adam Driver, David Oyelowo and Lupita Nyongo’o. For those unfamiliar, Mandalorian warriors frequently serve as bounty hunters and mercenaries. The two best known examples are Boba and Jango Fett.
Less is known about the Sith witches, who have only previously been seen in the non-canon expanded universe. Some are suggesting that the Nightsisters may be the witches in question, but whether they will be linked to the previous Jedi Hunter reports that saw the trio trying to resurrect the Sith is unknown.
Star Wars: Episode VII is scheduled for release on December 18, 2015. As long as Harrison Ford’s broken leg doesn’t delay things that is.