Star Wars: Rogue One

Star Wars: Rogue One
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Are we going to get any Vader in this thing?


Yes, James Earl Jones is confirmed.

Also Boba Fett.


I’ve been seeing a lot of rumors around Vader’s involvement in the film and they all point to pieces of concept art, story boards, and early drafts of the script. A lot of it has been about him being in the field of battle with troops and just overall crushing people and being a complete badass.

I’ve heard a few tidbits about Fett. Nothing concrete. The biggest one so far has been that a Slave-1 Lego toy was spotted at the toy fair and it was from the Rogue One sets. Couldn’t confirm it was his and could just be a similar Firespray 31 class ship being used by someone else.

BTW, the Death Troopers look so awesome.


I haven’t been paying any attention to what Rogue One is, so it was nice surprise to the see when the film is taking place. can’t wait for December.


Here’s a little tidbit about Vader’s possible involvement. This comes from who is actually pretty reliable for this kind of stuff.

"Darth Vader will have action sequences in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. We have been told that Darth Vader has had several suits of armor built for the film. There is a hero suit which is a direct copy of the suit we have seen in Star Wars: A New Hope (see Darth Vader Dream Team Assembled?), down to the lenses in the eyes. The most interesting part is that stunt suits have been built, which indicates Darth Vader will in fact see action.

The action sequences filmed are unknown, but there was work pitching the different ways Darth Vader could kill rebels on a battlefield with the Force and his lightsaber. The storyboard “pitches” showed decapitated rebels, people being dismembered by Vader throwing his sword, levitating bodies to make human shields, and so on. The art was more violent than what we’ve seen Darth Vader do on screen before.

I wish there were more details on the setting of the ground battle but the most we could get was that it was a smoky battlefield."

Here’s a link to the “Vader Dream Team” mentioned above.


I guess I’m going to have to lock myself out of this thread til December, huh?


I will jizz all over that theater if Vader starts force choking/saber throwing/all around badassing a bunch of rebel scum.



Let’s be honest. That will probably be the end result regardless.


No popcorn needed.


So does Rogue One = Forest Whittaker’s eye?


Its checking out a ghost, dog.


Now that is some casting!


Here’s some cool news.

[spoiler]On a recent episode of “Now, This is Podcasting!” we discussed having seen Darth Vader from a future Star Wars film. The photos were amazing and showed Darth Vader posing. We also glimpsed Jyn posing in what appears to be the same location with her helmet that goes with her black suit we see in the new teaser. The helmet was first thought to be an Imperial Gunner helmet but it is more like a new version of an AT-DP driver helmet.

This week, after meeting with sources we have been able to verify that the Darth Vader we saw from the photo shoot is from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. I wanted to make sure this wasn’t Darth Vader for a television ad or some kind of promotion. We have been covering rumors of Darth Vader in this film for some time, but I try not to jump too far into things until I see proof, which we now have. We first heard Brian Muir (original Darth Vader costume sculptor) was working on Rogue One back in November. Just after Christmas we heard a “dream team” had been assembled for Darth Vader in Rogue One with James Earl Jones being a lock for the voice. It was all sounding very possible but without seeing him and being able to verify that other people have seen these photos working on things associated with Star Wars, it was still open to other possibilities. We had it confirmed via three sources the we had indeed seen the Darth Vader from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

The costume is the A New Hope costume down to the fine details. The upper armor has the tunic going over the top of the shoulders, just as it did in Episode IV. The belt buckle is the same. The inside of the cape is that shiny type of material. The gloves are identical and not like the ones in the following films. The lights on the belt are the same. The chest piece’s lights match perfectly. The mask is not like the symmetrical Revenge of the Sith mask; it appears to look just like the original did. The neck of the mask and the widow’s peak are all there. The lenses have that amber look to them.

The actor in the suit is a slam dunk too. The rumor is that it is Spencer Wilding in the suit. Whoever is in the suit, they found the right person. If it weren’t for the materials I saw looking so new, I would have believed it was a photo from A New Hope. I find it to be virtually indistinguishable from the original. They nailed it. In the photos you cannot tell the difference between this guy and the Bob Anderson/David Prowse Darth Vader from the Original Trilogy.

One source is certain that the blue tank we see in the teaser has Darth Vader inside it. This person has a lot of material associated with the production. They believe a sequence was filmed in which Darth Vader gets his limbs interchanged and repaired in the movie. If accurate, it would explain some in-universe discrepancies around Darth Vader’s abilities in the 1977 film compared to the rest of the stories we’ve seen from Vader’s appearances in Star Wars Rebels to the work Bob Anderson did to make Vader a swordsmen. Originally David Prowse (who played Vader in the 1977 film) lied about being able to sword fight, leaving George Lucas with a Darth Vader that couldn’t really do much with a lightsaber. So the limb loss and subsequent new limbs he supposedly suffers in Rogue One makes me ponder if that’s why Darth Vader is so tight when fighting Obi-Wan Kenobi a short time later. Was he not used to the new limbs? Does he lose them because of Jyn and her band of rebels or is that the reason Jyn and her rebels are able to succeed?

The rumor is that the Rogue One production also recreated Darth Vader’s meditation chamber from The Empire Strikes Back. The question is do we see the face of Anakin Skywalker in the regenerative tank glimpsed in the teaser or in the mediation chamber? There were rumors that Hayden Christensen was training with Star Wars people but we were never able to place him at the location.

I cannot wait to see Darth Vader back on the big screen. I love the prequels, but the one thing I always dreamed of as a kid when I imagined what they might be was Darth Vader destroying Rebels and Jedi on screen. Now, for the first time since 1980, it looks like we’re going to see Darth Vader killing rebels on screen on a mission to save the Empire from “terrorists.”[/spoiler]




I appreciate the blurring. I’m officially on media blackout now. I will watch the full length trailer when it’s released, but that’s it.


Here’s some cool images from the Rogue One Visual Guide


Who’s the droid?


Iron Giant’s little brother.


That is the droid that Alan Tudyk is voicing/playing. From what I understand it’s re-purposed Imperial Assassin Droid or something like it.