Darth Vader Will Make an Appearance in Rogue One

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Darth Vader Will Make an Appearance in Rogue One

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It's been confirmed that Vader will have some on-screen role in the upcoming Star Wars spin-off.

If you thought that Hayden Christiansen's anguish-laden "NOOOOOOOO!" was the last we were going to see of Darth Vader, think again. Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that the Sith lord will indeed be making an appearance in this year's Rogue One Star Wars spin-off.

As of now, we have no idea what Vader's role in the film will be, or even who will be in the suit. We're hoping that James Earl Jones' iconic voice will return, but nothing has been confirmed.

Rogue One tells the story of the rebels who stole the schematics for the Death Star, which allowed Luke Skywalker and the Rebel Alliance to blow up the Empire's planet-destroyer. It makes sense that Vader, who would have been on the Death Star at the time, would be making an appearance.

We know that Vader probably won't be the main "villain" of the film, though, as Ben Mendelsohn will be playing an Imperial officer named Director Krennic, whom we are expecting to be the hero's primary foil.

Rogue One launches in theaters worldwide on December 16, 2016.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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Bothan Spies found the second Death Star plans. They had nothing to do with Rogue One.

I'm sure they'll shove him in as many films as possible

Soviet Heavy:
Bothan Spies found the second Death Star plans. They had nothing to do with Rogue One.

I feel like at this point that mistake has to be intentional and anyone saying it is just trolling.

Of course he will be. As has been established as canon in the Star Wars universe, there is about a bakers dozen worth of people who dictate every single thing that ever happens ever in the entire universe...

I'm OK with this. After all, considering the opening of Episode IV, it's safe to say Darth Vader would have been aware of the theft. I'd be more bothered if they, say, had Tarkin make an appearance.

Can't we just let him go already? Pretty please? He isn't nearly as interesting as you all think he is.

From what I've heard on Pat the NES Punk's podcast: the original script was supposed to be darker...like an actual war movie set in the Star Wars universe, and was supposed to feature a rather ruthless slaughter carried out by Vader.

Buy Disney stepped in and said "Yeah...no. Make this into an adventure movie." This is apparently the reason they had to call the cast back for weeks worth of re-shoots.

RJ 17:
From what I've heard on Pat the NES Punk's podcast: the original script was supposed to be darker...like an actual war movie set in the Star Wars universe, and was supposed to feature a rather ruthless slaughter carried out by Vader.

Buy Disney stepped in and said "Yeah...no. Make this into an adventure movie." This is apparently the reason they had to call the cast back for weeks worth of re-shoots.

This may be an unpopular stance for me to take, but I'm kind of seeing where Disney was coming from. There is a place for darkness in Star Wars, to be sure, but it needs to be balanced out a bit. To have a movie similar to a "war movie", complete with ruthless slaughter, doesn't really seem to fit the tone of Star Wars as a whole.

In other news, the sky is blue, water is wet, and humans breathe air. Honestly, I'd be surprised if he didn't appear in this movie. He is, and always has been, heavily tied with the Death Star. Star Wars opens with him chasing down Princess Leia because of the plans. Even if the movie ended with him stepping onto the bridge of a Star Destroyer and saying, "I will handle this from here," he was going to be in this movie.

Now, what I'm expecting is for him show up toward the end of the movie and wipe the floor with this team of Rebels. Does he kill them all? No, probably not. However, I'm betting some of the team stays behind to hold him off while the others complete the mission, and it's not even a contest.
In the book, the entire team that beamed the transmission to Leia was wiped out, so I'm expecting something along those lines.

Also worth noting: Forest Whitaker's role is confirmed to be Saw Gerrerra from season 5 of the Clone Wars.

To anyone questioning Vaders appearance: The actual last shot we see from him in RotS is him overseeing the construction of the Death Star, and ep4 starts with him chasing down the stolen plans. He's the right hand of the emperor and with the Jedi assumed extinct his latest job is probably everything Death Star related.

Clive Howlitzer:
Can't we just let him go already? Pretty please? He isn't nearly as interesting as you all think he is.

Agreed. He had his place in the original trilogy. Why not give room to some new, interesting villains?

"Director Krennic"?

But so many Star Wars movies have already had the director as the main villain!

Pretty old news.

Jute88:

Clive Howlitzer:
Can't we just let him go already? Pretty please? He isn't nearly as interesting as you all think he is.

Agreed. He had his place in the original trilogy. Why not give room to some new, interesting villains?

Well we got NEW, but Disney is having problems making them INTERESTING. Or even intimidating for that matter.

Say what you will about Vader, the guy pretty much established himself as Super King Big Nuts the moment he lifted a dude six inches off the floor with one hand. Then he solidified it by choking another dude with his mind. These new guys just don't carry that kind of impact.

Metalix Knightmare:

Jute88:

Clive Howlitzer:
Can't we just let him go already? Pretty please? He isn't nearly as interesting as you all think he is.

Agreed. He had his place in the original trilogy. Why not give room to some new, interesting villains?

Well we got NEW, but Disney is having problems making them INTERESTING. Or even intimidating for that matter.

Say what you will about Vader, the guy pretty much established himself as Super King Big Nuts the moment he lifted a dude six inches off the floor with one hand. Then he solidified it by choking another dude with his mind. These new guys just don't carry that kind of impact.

True, Vader's not a bad villain, but having him around all the time just makes the galaxy feel, empty.

Dude...

Believe it or not, some of us DON'T want to know about stuff like this beforehand. At least keep it out of the title so folks don't get spoiled by simply navigating the site...

All right fine, surprise ruined. I'll live, I suppose. Might as well give my two cents on the plot point...

If they must bring Vader back, I hope it's only for a very brief cameo. The main reason why I'm looking forward to Rogue One in the first place is the focus on a new cast of characters. I grow weary of the continued focus on the Skywalkers and their extended family. It makes the setting feel like it's taking place in a single neighborhood rather than an entire galaxy home to hundreds of quadrillions of beings.

I thought we already knew this. Didn't we already know this? I swear this was mentioned in a previous article on Rogue One on this site.

Honestly, I'm fine with Vader being there. I feel like not having Vader in the film would be a mistake. I don't necessarily want him to have a major role, but being present and giving whoever the villain of the movie shit would be a plus. Him being present, but not directly involved would explain how the Rebels could get the plans, but him not prevent it, and be on their trail at the start of Episode IV.

Also, James Earl Jones will surely return to voice the Dark Lord of the Sith. He's done it in Star Wars Rebels. I'm sure Disney can throw enough money at him to get him to return for a few lines in a major film.

thebobmaster:

RJ 17:
From what I've heard on Pat the NES Punk's podcast: the original script was supposed to be darker...like an actual war movie set in the Star Wars universe, and was supposed to feature a rather ruthless slaughter carried out by Vader.

Buy Disney stepped in and said "Yeah...no. Make this into an adventure movie." This is apparently the reason they had to call the cast back for weeks worth of re-shoots.

This may be an unpopular stance for me to take, but I'm kind of seeing where Disney was coming from. There is a place for darkness in Star Wars, to be sure, but it needs to be balanced out a bit. To have a movie similar to a "war movie", complete with ruthless slaughter, doesn't really seem to fit the tone of Star Wars as a whole.

And that's a perfectly fine and justifiable stance to have. It would indeed be a massive tonal shift for this series.

On the other hand: that's exactly why some people - myself included - were disappointed when they heard about that. An actual war movie set in Star Wars would be something completely new and different in a universe that's very familiar. I don't blame you - or Disney - for not wanting a truly darker war story...just saying I'm disappointed that we won't be getting one. :P

I remember Darth Vader! He was in STAR WARS! TAKE MY MONEY!!!/s

Out of all the possible stories you can create in this huge fictional universe, why this? We know how its gonna end, so why bother?

Fox12:
I'm sure they'll shove him in as many films as possible

And James Earl Jones will get so many paychecks.

Steven Bogos:
Darth Vader Will Make an Appearance in Rogue One

darth vader 1

It's been confirmed that Vader will have some on-screen role in the upcoming Star Wars spin-off.

If you thought that Hayden Christiansen's anguish-laden "NOOOOOOOO!" was the last we were going to see of Darth Vader, think again. Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that the Sith lord will indeed be making an appearance in this year's Rogue One Star Wars spin-off.

As of now, we have no idea what Vader's role in the film will be, or even who will be in the suit. We're hoping that James Earl Jones' iconic voice will return, but nothing has been confirmed.

Rogue One tells the story of the rebels who stole the schematics for the Death Star, which allowed Luke Skywalker and the Rebel Alliance to blow up the Empire's planet-destroyer. It makes sense that Vader, who would have been on the Death Star at the time, would be making an appearance.

We know that Vader probably won't be the main "villain" of the film, though, as Ben Mendelsohn will be playing an Imperial officer named Director Krennic, whom we are expecting to be the hero's primary foil.

Rogue One launches in theaters worldwide on December 16, 2016.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

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Hayden Christiansen was not the one voicing Vader when he said NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

It was the man himself.

Samtemdo8:

Fox12:
I'm sure they'll shove him in as many films as possible

And James Earl Jones will get so many paychecks.

They keep making all these origin movies, and yet they deny us the movie we deserve. The Lando Calrisian movie where all he does is snort cocain and bang groupies.

I bet it will be nothing more than a cameo. The heroes are running for the ship, the female hero (whatever her name is) has the plans, boards their getaway ship, turns and sees Whatshisname get stabbed by Vader.

I am actually really disappointed in this. I was hoping this would be the start of SW films that would move away from stories with Skywalker/Solos in them. Those families are played out and I think the universe is big enough to tell stories of people who have nothing to do with this war and these people.

In other words:
WATCH OUR MOVIE!!!
BUY OUR NEW LIMITED EDITION DATRH VADER ACTION FIGURES!!!
WE NEED MONEY!!! WE ONLY HAVE $90 BILLION!!!

I still don't give a fuck what this movie says, Kyle Katarn stole the plans for the original Death Star.

Disney is going to do their best to make this the most successful video game movie ever, but they're screwing it up too much for my taste.

Ukomba:
Disney is going to do their best to make this the most successful video game movie ever, but they're screwing it up too much for my taste.

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But yeah, for a movie titled Rogue One there appears to be a disturbing lack of Rogue Squadron. Talk about a missed opportunity...unless Disney's retconning Rogue Squadron's origin as well as the theft of the Death Star plans.

Neverhoodian:

Ukomba:
Disney is going to do their best to make this the most successful video game movie ever, but they're screwing it up too much for my taste.

But yeah, for a movie titled Rogue One there appears to be a disturbing lack of Rogue Squadron. Talk about a missed opportunity...unless Disney's retconning Rogue Squadron's origin as well as the theft of the Death Star plans.

Not Rogue Squadron, it's an adaptation of Dark Forces 1.

Bob_McMillan:
Pretty old news.

Awesome contribution, thank you. Might be old to you but it's new to someone else.

Well, this will certainly be an interesting thing to see. I do wonder if it'll be a cameo or not though. It'll be up to the screenwriters to determine that, but my hopes is that Vader makes an appearance or two at most. Let someone else be in the spotlight, you know?

Sure there is a place for new villains, and that place is the new trilogy.

This is another prequel, Vader was alive and heavily involved with such issues, and I think not having him appear in this movies would have been stupid for various reasons, not all of which are bad ones.

If they're going to sell us a snickers bar, they better put peanuts inside. Now whether another prequel had to be made at all is another question, and I personally would have voted no, but what can you do.

I wonder if this will just be a small role, like his appearance in Season 1 of Rebels:


Could be a similar thing in the film, where someone just says "Oh no, the rebels got away with the plans, we'd better stop them before they transmit them to a princess or something!" and another guy replies "Don't worry. He's got this" and cue Vader strolling in like a boss to get us right to New Hope where he's gunning for those plans

Fox12:
I'm sure they'll shove him in as many films as possible

Eh, they've already not put him in The Force Awakens so that doesn't seem to be the case.

Cowabungaa:

Fox12:
I'm sure they'll shove him in as many films as possible

Eh, they've already not put him in The Force Awakens so that doesn't seem to be the case.

Well yeah, he's dead, so it's not possible. But if it is possible they will. And even so, his helmet was in The Force Awakens and his character clearly has an influence on Kylo Ren.

But I feel like in this context it makes sense. Vader was operating at this time, and it's reasonable to think that he would be heavily involved with the plans of the Death Star as well as the prevention of those plans slipping into the hands of the Rebels.

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