Darth Vader lives!
In news that will fill fans with both excitement and fright (but, c’mon, mostly excitement), Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that the Sith lord will return in the next Star Wars film, Rogue One! The first stand-alone film in the Star Wars anthology, the movie takes place just before the events of the original 1977 classic.
Not only will the ominous character be returning to the big screen, but also the legendary James Earl Jones will be back to once again provide his iconic voice to the classic character. Predictably, Star Wars fans have taken to social media to express their enthusiasm over the return of the man in black. While you’ll have to wait until December to watch the Rebel fighters carry out their mission to swipe the plans for the Death Star, you can take a look at a number of Star Wars fan reactions (including one from Supernatural star Jensen Ackles) below!
You can read about the exclusive details of Darth Vader’s return to the big screen over at Entertainment Weekly.
Also starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, and Forest Whitaker, Rogue One arrives in theaters on December 16.