For months now there has been speculation that Darth Vader would appear in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. And unlike some of the other theories and rumors floating around, this one passes the sniff test: the timing lines up (the story takes place shortly before the events of A New Hope) and so does the premise (the Rebels are out to steal the Death Star plans). But it’s only now we’re getting ironclad confirmation.
Yes, we will see Darth Vader in Rogue One, as revealed on a new Entertainment Weekly cover. Darth Vader won’t be the only familiar face returning for Rogue One, as the magazine teases the return of “a few classic [characters].” We already know Mon Mothma will be one of them, since she was in the trailer, and there have been whispers that Alden Ehrenreich could cameo as Han Solo.
Last summer, we heard Vader would have only a small role, appearing “via viewscreen or holo projection or something” as someone pulling the strings behind the scenes.
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