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01.15.2016

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It's been rumored for a while that Darth Vader will appear in ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY, and now Making Star Wars is claiming they have some new details on his possible role in the Gareth Edwards-directed spinoff. While the site doesn't reveal anything too spoilery plot-wise, you may want to avoid what they have to say if you're sensitive to spoilers, but remember this is just a rumor for now.

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According to Making Star Wars, a "Darth Vader Dream Team" has been assembled for his ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY appearance, and that the Vader costume "as seen in Star Wars: A New Hope has been meticulously recreated to match A New Hope perfectly." The site has also learned that James Earl Jones will be back as the voice of the iconic Star Wars baddie, although he will be "played by a new person that has never played him before."

The site doesn't have any solid info on how big of a role Vader will have in the spinoff, however they believe he will be a "player in a few scenes and something to fear for the heroes." Are you excited Darth Vader might be returning to the big screen?

ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY is set to open on December 16, 2016.

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5:54PM on 01/16/2016
James Earl Jones IS the voice of Darth Vader! No one should ever be able to replace him. Darth Vader is the ultimate villain of all time! He's the villain we love to hate.
James Earl Jones IS the voice of Darth Vader! No one should ever be able to replace him. Darth Vader is the ultimate villain of all time! He's the villain we love to hate.
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12:17PM on 01/16/2016
The stakes will be high when a band of fighters have to somehow confront Vader without one single Jedi on their team. But I have to wonder though, why didn't the Imperial forces try to fix the design flaw of the Death Star, or at least triple their defenses knowing that the plans have been compromised by the Rebel Alliance? Since now we know that Vader was persent during the heist, did he somehow try to cover his failure to the Emperor?
The stakes will be high when a band of fighters have to somehow confront Vader without one single Jedi on their team. But I have to wonder though, why didn't the Imperial forces try to fix the design flaw of the Death Star, or at least triple their defenses knowing that the plans have been compromised by the Rebel Alliance? Since now we know that Vader was persent during the heist, did he somehow try to cover his failure to the Emperor?
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1:27AM on 01/16/2016
If you're wanting to know what Darth Vader was up to during this period of time you should watch this youtube video:
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If you're wanting to know what Darth Vader was up to during this period of time you should watch this youtube video:
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11:31PM on 01/15/2016
This sounds awesome seeing Vader on screen, but can someone explain the timeline for this film?
This sounds awesome seeing Vader on screen, but can someone explain the timeline for this film?
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3:58AM on 01/16/2016
Sure. If you recall during the brief before the deathstar trench run the bit about how several good people gave up their lives to get the design specs on the deathstar. This is there story.
Sure. If you recall during the brief before the deathstar trench run the bit about how several good people gave up their lives to get the design specs on the deathstar. This is there story.
5:21AM on 01/16/2016
What korollocke said.

It's not a stretch to think the final shot of this movie will be either on or aboard the Tantive IV
What korollocke said.

It's not a stretch to think the final shot of this movie will be either on or aboard the Tantive IV
3:51PM on 01/16/2016
thanks guys!
thanks guys!
5:25PM on 01/15/2016
I wonder if Obi Wan might show up at all.
I wonder if Obi Wan might show up at all.
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10:52AM on 01/15/2016
If you're bringing back Vader, why not have Christensen or Prowse play him?
If you're bringing back Vader, why not have Christensen or Prowse play him?
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3:32PM on 01/16/2016
Because Hayden isn't tall enough, and David Prowse is long retired. They have JEJ still around, hire another tall guy who can do the fight choreography. Derek Mears comes to mind, but I doubt it will be him.
Because Hayden isn't tall enough, and David Prowse is long retired. They have JEJ still around, hire another tall guy who can do the fight choreography. Derek Mears comes to mind, but I doubt it will be him.
10:38AM on 01/15/2016
Makes sense to include him. If anyone has read the book Star Wars Battlefront: Twilight Company, there's a great moment with Darth Vader during the Battle of Hoth where he storms into the hangar bay, the team at the centre of the story engages in battle and Vader essentially just throws them against a wall with the swipe of a hand. He was about to kill them all but then they found the Millennium Falcon, so he walks off.

If they could do something akin to that in Rogue One, it would be
Makes sense to include him. If anyone has read the book Star Wars Battlefront: Twilight Company, there's a great moment with Darth Vader during the Battle of Hoth where he storms into the hangar bay, the team at the centre of the story engages in battle and Vader essentially just throws them against a wall with the swipe of a hand. He was about to kill them all but then they found the Millennium Falcon, so he walks off.

If they could do something akin to that in Rogue One, it would be amazing. Have him feature in various scenes throughout the film. During the final raid, have him confront a few of the members of Rogue One, and just show him destroying them in a fight. That would be a great death for one of the characters in that movie.

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4:00AM on 01/16/2016
It would be epic to see vader halt and crush an x-wing in mid flight using the force!
It would be epic to see vader halt and crush an x-wing in mid flight using the force!
6:01PM on 01/16/2016
cool idea Korollocke! Is even Darth that powerful though? Maybe he is. If he's as powerful as Yoda. Yoda could lift an entire ship. That would be an epic battle! Has Darth ever fought Yoda in a battle?
cool idea Korollocke! Is even Darth that powerful though? Maybe he is. If he's as powerful as Yoda. Yoda could lift an entire ship. That would be an epic battle! Has Darth ever fought Yoda in a battle?
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10:18AM on 01/15/2016
I wonder if Sheamus will play Vader. That was the big rumor last year.
I wonder if Sheamus will play Vader. That was the big rumor last year.
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10:15AM on 01/15/2016

Sheamus?

Considering Sheamus (The WWE Superstar) is going to play one of the main bad guys in the new Turtles Movie and there was also a rumor some time ago that he will playing Darth Vader, I'd say there's a big chance he will be the new DV...but we will see. I'm not even that excited about these spin-offs, the worst these movies can do are just to lessen the excitement for the Episodes 8 & 9. Hopefully these will be great movies too.
Considering Sheamus (The WWE Superstar) is going to play one of the main bad guys in the new Turtles Movie and there was also a rumor some time ago that he will playing Darth Vader, I'd say there's a big chance he will be the new DV...but we will see. I'm not even that excited about these spin-offs, the worst these movies can do are just to lessen the excitement for the Episodes 8 & 9. Hopefully these will be great movies too.
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11:26AM on 01/15/2016
Sheamus is so pale I have to wear sunglasses to watch him wrestle.
Sheamus is so pale I have to wear sunglasses to watch him wrestle.
4:02AM on 01/16/2016
These remind me of the side story shows based on the ultraman franchise. Lots of fun and quite interesting.
These remind me of the side story shows based on the ultraman franchise. Lots of fun and quite interesting.
9:49AM on 01/15/2016
God YES! I want to see this. Given the time line, the baddest mutha in the galaxy of all-time definitely needs to be in a supporting role in this film...not merely a glorified cameo...this will be a great appetizer till Episode VIII
God YES! I want to see this. Given the time line, the baddest mutha in the galaxy of all-time definitely needs to be in a supporting role in this film...not merely a glorified cameo...this will be a great appetizer till Episode VIII
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9:42AM on 01/15/2016
More Vader the better. Would be awesome to see him on the big screen again.
More Vader the better. Would be awesome to see him on the big screen again.
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2:10PM on 01/15/2016
Be careful what you wish for too much Vader could lead to too much exposure and possibly ruin the character we all love, look at what Hayden Christiansen did with his back story - too much of a whiny bitch by the end. Part of what made Vader cool was the mystery that surrounded him
Be careful what you wish for too much Vader could lead to too much exposure and possibly ruin the character we all love, look at what Hayden Christiansen did with his back story - too much of a whiny bitch by the end. Part of what made Vader cool was the mystery that surrounded him
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