It was rumored back in January this year that in one of the three spin-off Star Wars movies that Disney is going to produce, we’ll get to see Darth Vader once again. It was said that our favorite Sith Lord would return in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Fans have held on to that hope for months and they will be delighted to find out that Darth Vader’s presence in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has finally been confirmed.
Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that Vader is back but details about his role in the film are limited at this point in time. It’s unclear what role Vader will be part of in the film’s plot but, nevertheless, fans will be excited to see him on the big screen again and many will just be content with just seeing him force choke someone.
The events of this upcoming movie take place between Episode III and IV of the original trilogy. It’s a time when Darth Vader is at the height of his power, ready and willing to do whatever it takes for the Empire as his transformation from Anakin Skywalker to Darth Vader has been completed.
Previous reports have suggested that Rogue One’s team has created an exact replica of Vader’s costume as seen in A New Hope. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is scheduled to hit the big screen later this year on December 16th.