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Star Wars Episode VII rumour of the day 2: Darth Vader will return… sort of

June 19th, 2013 by Marc Comments


For some reason I feel there’s something true to this one, though I hope I’m wrong or do I? It could be a small plot point… but it’s not the first time we’ve heard that Vader will be back in the Star Wars sequels.

Remember the rumour a while back that the new movies would feature an army of dark warriors whose suits would be based on Vader’s? Or the simple rumour (with not real evidence, tch, typical rumour) that Vader was set to return? Well, here’s the new one from the same thought process…

Big Shiny Robot have just thrown petrol on the funeral pyre with this new rumour/story:

Filmmaker Steven Greenstreet (and former robot on the LOST beat ages ago) has been working on Boardwalk Empire and sent the following info to the site: So I was working one day here in NYC on a popular HBO show. And the main set designer (older low key gentleman) struck up a conversation with me. He noticed my Star Wars tattoo and changed the subject to Episode VII. He said one of his best friends was currently working on the script (with a few other writers). “But I don’t want to spoil anything for you,” he said.

“Tell me everything you know.”

“Well he’s only told me two things actually: One, The story revolves around Han and Leia’s kids and two, Darth Vader is back.

I was confused by that last one. “But, wait, we saw him die and his body get burned.”

“You saw a suit get burned.”

“No, then we saw force-spirit Anakin appear at the end of Jedi.”

“All I’m going to say is: Darth Vader is back. Who’s actually IN THE SUIT is the big deal.”

Hold on, what?!

Vader may be back… but it might be someone else in the suit? It seems this rumour is based around the suit rather than Anakin Skywalker. Could the suit be used as a psychological weapon against the Skywalkers? Could the Solo kids have one outfit that is worn in Jedi training? The possibilities are endless, but please treat this as rumour of the highest standing…

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….