November 14, 2012

New Star Wars entry to feature Darth Vader?

If the rumors are true, ugh:

According to a new rumor, Disney has been asking the same question. While original stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford are expected to reprise their roles, what about the most iconic figure in the Star Wars universe? A new report claims the Mouse House is trying to figure out a way to resurrect Darth Vader and have him be a part of the sequels.

“He’s an integral part of the franchise. Replacing him is virtually impossible,” a “film mole” tells British tabloid Express. “The plan is for him to return and play a significant role in the new films.”

The source adds, “This is science fiction, remember. Darth Vader will rise from the ashes.

Puh-lease. Like many commenters at the link above, I agree that a "ghostly" or "spectral" Darth (like that seen at the end of Return of the Jedi) and/or some flashbacks sequences would be appropriate. But it seems Disney is listening way too much to its other property, Marvel, for advice. Comics fans have had it up to here with gratuitous character deaths and resurrections; if this is the plan for Vader, you can count me out. I'll wait until the damn thing comes on Encore.

Posted by Hube at November 14, 2012 04:39 PM | TrackBack

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Oh God... that would be terrible. As a Force ghost I can see it happening, but resurrecting him? That's stupid. I won't be seeing it if that's the case.

Posted by: Carl at November 14, 2012 04:56 PM

I'm not an expert, but I think I've heard that in the Star Wars Expanded Universe that Darth Vader was brought back multiple times.

Posted by: Paul Smith Jr at November 14, 2012 09:24 PM

I don't know about Vader, Paul, but they brought back Palpatine in the "Dark Empire" comic series by Tom Veitch.

Posted by: Carl at November 14, 2012 10:56 PM

OK, I was wrong. According to Wookiepedia, Darth Vader was never resurrected.

Posted by: Paul Smith at November 16, 2012 12:43 PM