The headline is incredibly on-the-nose; just in time for SDCC, Entertainment Weekly unveils exclusive pix of two new characters for Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
As EW tells it . . .
One of the characters may look familiar to hard core Star Wars fans — she’s Aurra Sing (pictured above), voiced by Jamie King. First glimpsed in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, Aurra is described by Cartoon Network and Lucasfilm as a companion to cruel mercenary Cad Bane, “though she harbors her own sinister ambitions.”
The other new face sounds equally ominous. Her name is Sugi (pictured after the jump), a “ruthless, knife-wielding bounty hunter [who] poses a new threat to the Jedi Knights and the heroes of the Republic.” Poor Annie. As if he needed more scum and villainy to contend with.
Something about Sugi’s head strikes us as more than a little familiar. Darth Maul, anyone?
SDCC attendees can check the images out up close at the Cartoon Network booth this weekend.
So what do you think? Excited by the new characters? Watch Clone Wars? Don’t watch Clone Wars? Discuss it all here.
As for more Star Wars SDCC action, anyone think that we’ll finally hear word of the long-rumbling live-action series, or has that finally fallen off of fan radar?