UPDATE! New Details On Darth Vader In 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'

By Matt O'Bryant

Yesterday we informed you guys about the huge scoop by Joblo confirming Darth Vader in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. And until now all we knew was that his role was going to be larger than originally intended. Well now we have some new details on Darth Vader's role in the film. This report is from the awesome guys and gals over at Makingstarwars.net, who have uncovered some really cool details involving Darth Vader during the production on the film.

The action sequences filmed are unknown, but there was work pitching the different ways Darth Vader could kill rebels on a battlefield with the Force and his lightsaber. The storyboard “pitches” showed decapitated rebels, people being dismembered by Vader throwing his sword, levitating bodies to make human shields, and so on. The art was more violent than what we’ve seen Darth Vader do on screen before. I wish there were more details on the setting of the ground battle but the most we could get was that it was a smoky battlefield.

Sounds unbelievable! It looks like we are finally going to see the Darth Vader we have always dreamed of seeing, the one in his prime. A ruthless killer, who will stop at nothing to rule the galaxy! Plus there are some other updates about Vader suits, saying that there will was stunt suits used during production, which means he is probably in some epic action scenes.

Darth Vader will have action sequences in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. We have been told that Darth Vader has had several suits of armor built for the film. There is a hero suit which is a direct copy of the suit we have seen in Star Wars: A New Hope (see Darth Vader Dream Team Assembled?), down to the lenses in the eyes. The most interesting part is that stunt suits have been built, which indicates Darth Vader will in fact see action.

All that sounds awesome, and hopefully sooner, rather than later we will be getting our first teaser trailer. Stay tuned for more information on this film and in case you missed yesterday's big story on Darth Vader's confirmation for Rogue One, you can CLICK RIGHT HERE!

Like what you're hearing? Sound off in the comments down below and lets us know how excited you are for Rogue One.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on December 16th, 2016.

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