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Potentially really, really exciting news about Darth Vader’s return to the big screen…

January 14th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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Remember we reported that Darth Vader could return in Rogue One this Christmas (here)?

Well, the story is gathering speed over at MakingStarWars, with them reporting that not only is he back but he’s back in proper Original Trilogy style!

“We have it on good authority that the Darth Vader costume as seen in Star Wars: A New Hope has been meticulously recreated to match A New Hope perfectly,” they write.

“By all accounts the costume is so close to the original everyone is very happy and very impressed with the work done by Brian Muir and his team.” Brian sculpted the original Darth Vader suit for the 77 movie.

They go on to add even more exciting news: ” we’ve learned that James Earl Jones, the voice, the heart and soul of Darth Vader will return to speak Darth Vader’s lines in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. The Darth Vader we all know from the original Star Wars film is effectively back in look, voice, and spirit. There is still no word on if he has already recorded his lines or will in the post-production phase.”

They add that Vader will be played by a new actor, not Dave Prowse who played him the original movies, and it will probably only be a few scenes… but come on, seriously, how awesome would it be to see Vader back with that team behind him!?

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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….