Darth Vader to return for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 May 2016
Felicity Jones

Felicity Jones

Darth Vader is thought to be making an appearance in Star Wars spin-off 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'

Darth Vader is set to appear in 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'.

Rumours surrounding the return of the Sith lord have been circulating as of late and he is now expected to make his return to the screen after eagle-eyed fans spotted him front and centre in a page from 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - The Official Visual Story Guide'.

It is not yet known who will portray the legendary character in the film, which is slated for release on December 16.

Meanwhile, it was previously revealed that Alexandre Desplat would be providing the score for the spin-off film.

The 54-year-old film composer - who is known for his Academy Award-winning music as heard in 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' - was excited about starting work on the science fiction franchise shortly.

Speaking about the project, he said: "No that will come in a few weeks. I saw the trailer of course, yes. Very exciting. Gareth [Edwards] is a fantastic director and he will do a beautiful film I'm sure."

In the hotly-anticipated film, Felicity Jones takes the lead role as Rebellion fighter Jyn Erso whilst Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen and Alan Tudyk will also star in the movie.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

  • 4 stars
  • 2016
  • US
  • 2h 13min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Gareth Edwards
  • Cast: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Alan Tudyk, Jonathan Aris
  • UK release: 16 December 2016

Troublemaker Jyn Erso (Jones) and Rebel intelligence officer Cassian Andor (Luna) lead a rag crew across the galaxy to make contact with Death Star chief engineer Galen (Mikkelsen), Jyn's dad. This is Star Wars from the trenches, with sensational battle scenes and great performances from Jones and Luna.

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