Entertainment Weekly continues their coverage of “Rogue One” this week, with probably the story everyone was most excited about. The return of Darth Vader!
While it was confirmed yesterday that Darth Vader would indeed be making an appearance in “Rogue One,” Kathleen Kennedy and Director Gareth Edwards were able to share a little more information with Entertainment Weekly on how Darth Vader will be used in the film.
First up. It’s now confirmed that James Earl Jones will be back voicing Vader for “Rogue One,” which of course is awesome news as he has been doing an amazing job voicing Vader again in “Star Wars Rebels. As far as who will be performing Vader inside the costume? The article brings out that there will be a variety of “large-framed” performers who will bring the character to life in live action again.
For how much screen time Darth Vader will get in “Rogue One,” the article says just a little bit, which is to be expected. Kathleen Kennedy says, “He will be in the movie sparingly. But at a key, strategic moment, he’s going to loom large.”
Gareth Edwards also talks about how both the Rebels and the Empire view Darth Vader by saying, “Within the Rebellion, it’s not commonly spoken about. Within the Empire, there is the culture of knowing of the existence of Darth Vader. There’s definitely an underlying feeling that there is a power – a dark power – available to the Empire and that if you overstep your mark, you will suffer the consequences.”
The article also reveals that Ben Mendelsohn’s Director Orson Krennic will be involved with Vader as well, saying “they’re barely allies,” and that Krennic is threatened by Vader. It is said that during the movie Krennic will be trying to gain Palpatine’s favor, but knows Vader is his right hand man, and wants to know what it exactly is between Palpatine and Vader. That will be the source of his motivation for him in the film to make sure the Rebels do not attain the Death Star plans!
While nothing to huge was revealed about Darth Vader’s appearance in this Entertainment Weekly article, it did get me plenty excited to see Vader in “Rogue One,” as I loved what everyone had to say about how he will be handled in the film.
Be sure to check out the full article over at Entertainment Weekly to read about Gareth Edward’s reaction to seeing Darth Vader on set for the first time!