by: S. Scott Stanikmas – Senior Staff Writer
So we’ve all seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens (in some cases more than a few times) and we’re now gearing up for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, right? I know I am. A real war film involving the theft of the plans to the original Death Star set in the Original Trilogy timeline with no Jedi? This sounds like an original idea that really has some legs.
We’ve heard rumors of possible cameos from characters in that time period, more specifically a couple of old-school villains. And Making Star Wars has the good word that we’re going to see a classic villain in action.
These are possible SPOILERS so read ahead with caution…
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So it looks like we may be seeing none other than Darth Vader in action. And not just in action but apparently he’ll be kicking major ass!
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” showing 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.
It seems as though they went through great effort to ensure Vader’s suit matches his suit exactly from A New Hope, down to the lenses in the helmet.
There are some people that will complain because we were told no Jedi and no Force in this film. To them I say – suck it up and deal, technically Vader is a Sith, not a Jedi anyway! The last time we saw Vader onscreen was when he was screaming like a candyass for Padme. I need this rectified. I need to see a badass Darth Vader killing dudes left and right.
December can’t come soon enough!!!