Darth Vader is about to show fans a side of himself not yet seen.
Of course, Darth Vader was cruel up until he was killed in Episode VI, but the new anthology Star Wars: Rogue One will show him in his early days as an in-the-trenches fighter.
Making Star Wars was privvy to some insider information on Darth Vader’s anthology.
It was reported, “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.”
It continued, “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.”
The anthology series from Disney will focus on individuals and their particular stories. Star Wars: Rogue One will not only highlight Darth Vader, but the rumor is that it will also introduce a new droid played by Alan Tudyk.
There is also talk of the introduction of Death Troopers, which are Storm Troopers dressed in black, that could add another level of darkness to Darth Vader’s tale.
Star Wars: Rogue One will fill the giant gap between last year’s blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens and the 2017 release of Episode VIII and will be set in the time period right before Episode IV.
Are you excited to see an even more violent side of Darth Vader in Star Wars: Rogue One?