Darth Vader Set To Appear In 'Star Wars: Rogue One'!!

By Matt O'Bryant

What's up guys and gals,

Wow now this will be amazing!

According to the great Devin Faraci over at Birth.Movies.Death Darth Vader is going to appear and play a pivotal part in the first Star Wars spinoff film Star Wars: Rogue One:

Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One is one of the movies I’ve been most intrigued by. A spin-off set in the margins of the Star Wars universe? Previously this was the kind of stuff that was handled in toss-off tie-in books and comics, but will now be as much a part of the canon as any other filmed story. It’s neat, and it begins to expand the Star Wars Universe in exciting ways.

And this story itself is pretty cool - a ragtag group of heroes and scoundrels united in an effort to steal the plans of the Death Star. It’s the kind of off-screen action that has sparked our imaginations for decades, and done right it could be an exciting addition to the mythology. Done wrong and it’ll be a total bummer. And by the way - it has nothing to do with Bothans. That’s Return of the Jedi you’re thinking of.

Hopefully this weekend at Comic-Con we will get some more information about the film, but in the meantime I have a tiny tidbit to share. I ran into a good source this past weekend and, over drinks, was told a nugget that should make people pretty intrigued: Darth Vader will be in Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One. He will not be the main antagonist but he will be working behind the scenes, pulling strings and will appear onscreen. Literally, I’m told - he’ll be showing up via viewscreen or holo projection or something. Will our heroes actually run into the Dark Lord of the Sith in person? My source wouldn’t say. My source was also mum about Grand Moff Tarkin, who was of course the commander of the fully operational Death Star.
— Devin Faraci-Birth.Movies.Death

Well there you have it folks, from the king himself Devin Faraci!

I sure as hell hope we get to see Darth Vader in his prime terrorizing the Rebel Alliance before, and leading up to the events of the beginning of Star Wars Episode IV: New Hope

Leave us your thoughts below, do you guys think Devin is right?

Do you want to see Darth Vader in the first Star Wars spinoff film?

Star Wars: The Force Awakens hits theaters on December 18, 2015.

Star Wars: Rogue One hits theaters December 16, 2016.