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Darth Vader to appear in Star Wars: Rogue One?

July 8th, 2015 by Marc Comments

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Well, we know his helmet appears in The Force Awakens, but will we see the universe’s most powerful Dark Lord in action in the new Star Wars movies? If this report is true then yes, we just might…

Rogue One, the first Star Wars Anthology movie which has started filming already, will tell the tale of a group of Rebel pilots trying to steal the plans for the Death Star, so it should be a natural place for Vader to appear, right? Right.

Well, a new report is saying that, while not the main villain in it, Vader will play a big part in Rogue One: “I ran into a good source this past weekend and, over drinks, was told a nugget that should make people pretty intrigued: Darth Vader will be in Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One. He will not be the main antagonist but he will be working behind the scenes, pulling strings and will appear onscreen. Literally, I’m told – he’ll be showing up via viewscreen or holo projection or something. Will our heroes actually run into the Dark Lord of the Sith in person? My source wouldn’t say. My source was also mum about Grand Moff Tarkin, who was of course the commander of the fully operational Death Star.”

We certainly would love to see him in the movie in any capacity, but we doubt Vader will only be used in such a capacity… could this be a re-introduction, leading to bigger things? We reckon so. Treat as a rumour, but we can see this having some truth to it.

John Knoll, the Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor who currently serves as chief creative officer at Industrial Light & Magic, is executive producing the film along with Simon Emanuel (The Dark Knight Rises, Fast & Furious 6) and Jason McGatlin (Tintin, War of the Worlds). Kathleen Kennedy and Tony To (“Band of Brothers,” “The Pacific”) are on board to produce with John Swartz (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) attached to co-produce. It was also recently confirmed that Alexandre Desplat (The Grand Budapest Hotel, The King’s Speech) will be providing the score.

Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One is set for release on December 16, 2016.

Source: SWU via Birth Movies Death

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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