Hi, Bryan Here….
So much has been speculated and mentioned over the last couple weeks about the whole Disney purchasing Lucas Films, which includes the ‘Star Wars’ franchise. News came out that they have already begun pre-production on new ‘Star Wars’ films and have even hired a writer. They are wasting no time at all. However, it looks like Darth Vader might be back in action for the new films.
According to someone close to the project, the character, Darth Vader will be back on the big screen. The person close to the project said, “He’s an integral part of the franchise. Replacing him is virtually impossible. The plan is for him to return and play a significant role in the new films.”
So if the execs want this, then writer Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3, Little Miss Sunshine) has some serious creative writing to do. Back in 1983 with ‘Return of the Jedi’, we clearly saw Vader die and burned. So how is this possible? The person close to the project said, “This is science fiction remember, Darth Vader will rise from the ashes.”
So, I guess this will not be Anakin, but actual Vader in the costume. And let’s hope they get James Earl Jones back to the voice, because let’s face it, nobody ever can do a better job than he. Also, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford have all been called to reprise their roles as well as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo.
If this is actually true and is set in stone, it will be good to see Vader on screen again, however I’m not quite sure how it work. At least Lucas won’t be involved. And we have to wonder if Chewbacca, Lando, and the Ewoks will make an appearance.