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A leaked “visual story guide” to the Star Wars spin-off movie Rogue One appears to confirm the return of Darth Vader.
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- Ben Child
We've heard the rumor quite a bit over the last year and a half, ever since Rogue One: A Star Wars Story started shooting in 2015. Now we have verification that yes, Darth Vader is in this first spinoff movie. And his appearance should make fans quite happy, as he has been recreated to perfectly match the Sith Lord we saw in the original 1977 classic A New Hope. This standalone adventure will also answer one big question that has plagued some fans ever since Darth Vader made his return in Empire Strikes Back.
The folks over at Making Star Wars have a pretty good track record when it comes to delivering Star Wars scoops and spoilers that actually turn out to be true. This time, they have seen photos of Darth Vader from Rogue One. These images show the former Jedi posing in his iconic black armor and mask. They were »
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We’ve got a bit of Exclusive news in the latest edition of The Week in Star Wars, and some updates on the casting for Young Han Solo, Rey’s parents and more…
We’ll kick things off this week by talking about Darth Vader in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. It was reported last year that The Sith Lord would feature in the movie and then there were some reports that said Hayden Christensen – who played Anakin Skywalker in the Prequel Trilogy – would be reprising his role. We can now confirm this is not the case, and Vader will in fact be played by Spencer Wilding, a British stunt actor who has worked on Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Who and Batman Begins. We actually heard this story in the summer of last year, but waited »
- Luke Owen
April has been an exciting month so far for Star Wars fans, what with the release of the first trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and confirmation from Flickering Myth’s own Luke Owen that the Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Vader will appear in the film, portrayed by Spencer Wilding (Guardians of the Galaxy).
Well, the folks at The Lego Group have given us another reason to smile, sharing an image based upon the first cast photo for the spinoff, albeit with Lego minifigures…
See Also: 4 Reasons to Be Excited About Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Here’s the original image for comparison…
Lego has previously confirmed – as you’d expect – that it will be releasing a series of sets based upon Rogue One, but details are being kept under wraps. There may be a Slave I set though…
- Gary Collinson
Now that we've finally experienced Star Wars: The Force Awakens on the big screen, which is set 32 years after Return of the Jedi, fans will get to explore a new story with the spinoff Rogue One. The plot is set between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, centering on a group of Rebels plotting to steal plans for the first Death Star. Back in September, it was rumored that the iconic Darth Vader would return in a substantial role, which was never confirmed. Today, however, we have a new report from Flickering Myth that reveals who is really playing Darth Vader, and it's not who you might think.
While this report hasn't been confirmed, the site claims British actor Spencer Wilding has come aboard to play the iconic Sith Lord. Though, many believed Hayden Christensen might reprise the character. The site's source says Spencer Wilding »
With the release of the trailer for "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" last week, one fan theory suddenly blossomed and scored a lot of traction on social media.
That theory was that Felicity Jones' Jyn Erso character, the lead of this spin-off, would be the mother of Daisy Ridley's Rey character from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens". The timelines of events in both films indicate that though unlikely, it would not be impossible.
Speaking with MTV this weekend though, Ridley shot down the theory, saying: "I'm not being funny you guys, but just because she's white and got brown hair… it doesn't mean she's my mom."
Ridley also says all the speculation about Rey's parentage is something people are putting too much thought into as, unlike say "The Amazing Spider-Man" films, Rey's parentage isn't a series-long story thread: "I think the amazing thing about [Episode VII] is that Finn »
- Garth Franklin
One of the most interesting things about Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is that by jumping back to a time period that we.re (mostly) familiar with, the film has an opportunity to bring back classic Star Wars characters that we haven.t seen in 30 years. Of course, this also creates a problem, as after 30 years, most of the actors aren.t really in a position to play the roles as younger characters. One of the characters that we expect to see again in Rogue One is Darth Vader himself, and now we know who will be taking over the famous suit from David Prowse. However, much like Prowse.s own name in 1977, it.s likely not a name you.re familiar with. The actor.s name is Spencer Wilding. Spencer Wilding has been acting since 2005 and he.s had bit parts in various films that you.ve likely »
Following last month’s correct report on who Scoot McNairy was really playing in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (spoilers: it wasn’t Jimmy Olsen or Metallo), we’ve now got a Star Wars exclusive for you this morning on the casting of Darth Vader.
It was reported last year that the Sith Lord would feature in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and that Hayden Christensen would be reprising the role for the movie. We teased last month that the rumour was correct, but Christensen would not be playing the part. That’s because our sources are telling us that in fact British actor Spencer Wilding has been cast to play the body of Darth Vader in Rogue One.
- Luke Owen
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