Darth Vader Reportedly Will Be Resurrected in New 'Star Wars' Trilogy

Darth Vader Reportedly Will Be Resurrected in New 'Star Wars' Trilogy

Rumor has it, the iconic space villain will 'play a significant role' in 'Star Wars Episode 7', despite the fact that he's dead at the end of 'Return of the Jedi'.

Will Darth Vader be resurrected in the upcoming "Star Wars Episode 7"? The most recent rumor surrounding the much-talked-about movie project suggests that the space villain will likely take part in the new trilogy despite the fact that he was dead in "Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi".

The report came from Express UK, which claims to have heard the info from some "industry insiders." The site notes that Walt Disney/Lucasfilm plans to bring back the iconic villain because "he's an integral part of the franchise." A source says, "Replacing him is virtually impossible. The plan is for him to return and play a significant role in the new films."

Darth Vader was dead at the end of "Return of the Jedi", where he sacrificed himself to save his son Luke Skywalker. That fact, however, doesn't stop the studio from bringing Vader back to the big screen. "This is science fiction remember," reveals the source. "Darth Vader will rise from the ashes."

The character has become one of the most iconic fictional figures ever. He was listed by The American Film Institute as the third greatest movie villain in cinema history on "100 Years... 100 Heroes and Villains". Originally, Vader was a Jedi Knight named Anakin Skywalker who fell into the darkness. After turning to the Dark Side, he became a ruthless henchman of Emperor Palpatine.

The masked character was portrayed by different actors previously. They included David Prowse who played Vader in the original trilogy. In the prequels, the character was portrayed by Hayden Christensen.

Scheduled to open in the U.S. cinemas sometime in 2015, "Star Wars Episode 7" has already tapped Oscar winner Michael Ardnt as its screenwriter. The project is still looking for a right director. While the plot details of the film are still kept secret, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher have all expressed their interests to return as Luke, Han Solo and Princess Leia respectively.

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    Nov 16, 2012

    Remember in TESB when Luke was on Dagobah and Yoda sent him into the place strong with the Dark Side? Who did Luke battle? Vader, but not Vader, it was himself. This could be interpreted as his own struggle between the good & dark sides, but it could have been his first glimpse into the future... following in daddy's footsteps...

    Nov 16, 2012

    So, let me get this straight; their thinking of reasembling Anakin's ashes, and after doing so turning him back to the dark side? This maybe science fiction but there still needs to be some believability. Bring back Darth Vader and you make that scene where Luke says,"I've got to save you." and Anakin responds,"You allready have." meaningless. If Disney can't do Star Wars films without Darth Vader they might as well give up now!

    Nov 15, 2012

    Darth Vader is dead, bringing him back for an episode VII would be a huge mistake, which won't fit in the star wars continuity in any way... resurrection? imposible, he already returned to the light side before dying so, resurrecting him would mean Anakin Skywalker as a Jedi returning, not Darth vader. Cloning him? seriously you get to clone Anakin Skywalker and you're gonna put him in that life support suit? why? is he so badly cloned that he can't even breathe right? I don't get it. Another one taking up the Darth Vader mantle? then he wouldn't be Darth vader at all now, would he? Just a stupid impostor in a halloween costume... Folks at Disney: you got the chance to make new films about a legendary saga, a series of movies that generated cult and fanatism, one that the whole world will follow with excitement and expectation... please, don't mess it up. We care... trust me

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