Could we have a Sith army in Star Wars: The Force Awakens?


Hot of the heels of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens second trailer from the Star Wars Celebration, we’ve been alerted to a bit of casting news that could mean there will be an actual army of Sith in Episode VII. Lizo Mzimba, an entertainment reporter for BBC News, has tweeted out that actor Robert Lindsell will be portraying a Sith General in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

A look at does in fact show Lindsell as “Sith General” for TFA. If this turns out to be legit, and not a huge red herring, much like J.J. Abrams is want to do, then that would mean there could be a slew of Sith in Episode VII.

Back in November of 2013, Star Wars 7 News reported that Lucasfilm was looking to fill the roles of several actors in a military capacity, specifically a 40-something make actor.

"“With the movie now being rewritten by Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, sources say producers also are looking to fill a new role: a 40-something military man a la Matt Damon in Elysium.”"

Thanks to The Force Awakens exhibit at the Celebration, we know that there is a new and nefarious group in play, called the First Order. Now, I don’t know about you, but that sounds awfully like a Sith heavy organization. One big question remains, however. If there is a Sith General, then he must lead an army, so how did Abrams keep that big reveal secreted away.

With Kylo Ren and Andy Serkis’ character, who is believed to be Darth Plagueis, then it’s not so far a stretch to believe that Plagueis could be amassing a new Sith army. In the story of Star Wars The Old Republic, thousands of Sith roamed the galaxy, and actual Sith armies attacked the Jedi. Could we be seeing the birth of a new order of Sith? A rebirth of the First Order, perhaps?

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