Star Wars: Episode VII May Feature Mandalorian Mercenaries And Sith Witches
Posted by Joseph Lee on 06.25.2014
Mandalorians could be the villains...
Latino Review reports that the latest rumors about Star Wars: Episode VII reveal that Mandalorian mercenaries will make an appearance in the movie.
The Mandalorians are known for being a war-driven culture in the early days, but abandoned that as most of them became bounty hunters and mercenaries. They sell their skills to different people and groups in the galaxy. You may recognize the name as both Jango and Boba Fett wore Mandalorian armor in the previous films, as will Sabine Wren in Star Wars: Rebels.
Sources close to the set have spotted black and silver/chrome troopers, but it's unknown if these are the Mandalorians or just new Imperial Storm Troopers.
A Sith witch (or witches) has also been rumored for the film. The name of the characters are unknown. It's possible that the "witches" in question could be the Nightsisters of Dathomir. Dathomir is Darth Maul's home world (but not the homeworld of the Zabrak as a whole), and home to the witches of Dathomir who are a tradition of Force users separate from the Jedi. The Nightsisters are a group of Dathomirian witches who fell to the Dark Side. They appeared in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
It's important to note that some of the details involving Mandalorians and the Witches (and Nightsisters) of Dathomir may change because the Expanded Universe is no longer necessarily canon, and the Saga films can pick and choose what is still accepted. The portion of the Nightsisters that were mentioned in Star Wars: The Clone Wars would hold however, as all the events of that series are included within official Star Wars canon.