by Logan Myerz
There has been much speculation that the most famous villain in cinematic history would be returning in the new Star Wars film, Rogue One. But it has been confirmed via Entertainment Weekly that the galactic man in black… no, not Johnny Cash… the heavy breathing Sith Lord, Darth Vader will be returning to the big screen in 2016. On the recent cover of Entertainment Weekly Magazine, it’s hard to miss the bold lettering “DARTH VADER IS BACK!”
The director of this film, Gareth Edwards (Godzilla), had big shoes to fill with the recent blockbuster success of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but that didn’t stop him with crafting a stand alone film that showcases how the Rebellion found the schematics and flaw in the Empire’s weapon of mass destruction. If THAT doesn’t sound enticing, I don’t know what does. Rogue One: A Stars Wars Story is already in the process of reshoots this month after the Disney executives were not thrilled with the final product of this film. This isn’t the first time that studio interference has got in the way of the film making process, as JJ Abrams went through the same thing with the last Star Wars film. Whatever this means, we know it’s for a good cause and I’m sure the final product that hits theaters this December will shatter box office records. It’s hard to conclude how much time Darth Vader will be in this film, but it will for sure leave an imprint on the audience and fans across the galaxy. We can expect further details on Rogue One throughout the week and more insight on the direction of this film as the clock winds down to the release date later this year.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is set for release on December 16th, 2016.