James Earl Jones is Darth Vader in Rogue One

Not only was it recently announced that Darth Vader will be back in Rogue One, we also got some fun info about the voice actor. James Earl Jones is going to be back. While it’s 19 years after the events of Revenge of the Sith, Vader won’t be the same type of threat that we saw in A New Hope. This live action return will be small, but still welcomed by fans of the iconic villain. This comes after there were various appearances in the animated series Star Wars Rebels.  According to executive producer Kathleen Kennedy, as said to Entertainment Weekly: “He will be in the movie sparingly. But at a key, strategic moment, he’s going to loom large.” According to director Gareth Edwards, the Vader that will appear in the upcoming standalone film will be more of a mythical threat than an all-powerful leader. “Within the Rebellion, it’s not commonly spoken about,” Edwards says about Vader’s…

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Star Wars Battlefront: Practice Training Mission and Darth Vader is Playable Character

Star Wars Battlefront is on the way soon (finally) and it’s no surprise that people are looking to learn more about the game, what they can expect, and what to make of the rumors. With beta testing concluding, we now have a bigger picture of what to expect from the actual release of the game in less than a month. While critics still abound, there is no shortage of fans who have great things to say about the game, the beta, and the upcoming release. If you want to have some of your questions answered direct from the source, you might appreciate this. Viktor Lundberg, the Mission Scripter for Star Wars Battlefront has answered some of the questions regarding the Training Mission on their website. It’s worth the time to read it all for yourself but here’s a snippet: What do the Training Missions consist of? There are five different Training…

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Darth Vader Will Be In Star Wars: Rogue One

  Soon, we should be learning a little bit more about Star Wars: Rogue One during Comic Con, but before there is a new story on Star Wars: Rogue One, we have found out that Darth Vader will be appearing in Gareth Edwards’ Star Wars Anthology film. We have found out that Darth Vader will be making an appearance in Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One, however he will not be the film’s main enemy. The dark lord will be appearing behind the scenes mainly and will appear onscreen as well. One thing we don’t know is if his character will be appearing in person or during the story at some point. No one is sure who will be the main villain in Star Wars: Rogue One. One contender for the role are Grand Moff Tarkin, who is the commander of the Death Star in Star Wars: A New Hope. However,…

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Versus Series Darth Malak VS Darth Vader

Here we have another great episode of the versus series: Darth Malak VS Darth Vader It’s a Darth vs Darth battle. This should be interesting… You know how we love these videos. They are a lot of fun for fans and even if we don’t agree on the outcome, or what it should be, it can be a lot of fun to watch. So here we go for this one: If you have seen these versus videos before, you know that they don’t always end the way we wish and sometimes that is part of the fun. In fact, some fans have even complained that they are biased but wouldn’t that kind of make logical sense too? I mean, the person creating the video is going to give it the outcome they think is most likely to happen. Yes, it will be based in lore and timelines and other facts from…

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Japanese Star Wars Toys: Darth Vader and Boba Fett Look Awesome

Square Enix, the Japanese video game publisher behind the Final Fantasy series, has developed a range of Star Wars toys. Darth Vader, Boba Fett, and the generic Imperial stormtrooper look amazing! They’ve been given a bit of a makeover and have been shrunk down to action figure size. We have to admit, they look pretty darn fierce! They’ve been released as “Variant Playarts” models and they look awesome. Realistic, detailed… they have everything you would want. They are quite impressive. The figures are retailing at around $108 which honestly is a good deal for the impressive amount of detail that has gone into them. TheVerge tells us more: Boba Fett and the stormtrooper are set to be released in July, but Vader comes earlier, hitting otaku shop shelves in May. The Variants might be called “Playarts,” but they’re not toys so much as expensive collector’s editions — the detailed figures are set to retail for 12,960…

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Darth Vader stress toy

Darth Vader Stress Toy from ThinkGeek.com

Sometimes you just need to squeeze the head of a Vader when you’re feeling stressed, right? Well, ThinkGeek wants to help you out with this. We think Vader knows a thing or two about being stressed out as well. This is another cool product we got to review from ThinkGeek and while I got it some time back. I like to actually use products for awhile before just posting reviews and saying, “Yea, it’s great.” So I had to check it out for a bit. The head is squishy enough and sized well for my hand (I have small hands so some are too large). The unique shape also made is easier for me to hold. It was not too hard (like some stress balls I have used) and not so soft that it felt it wasn’t useful. It also didn’t tear apart after just a week or two, something…

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Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader Join Star Wars: Commander

Star Wars: Commander, the recently released Star Wars strategy game, is going to receive a new update tomorrow. The update is going to include, among some yet to be fully detailed changes, support for two characters that will also be released with the update as part of a limited-time campaign – Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. They were strangely not included in the game at launch, but will come with special abilities that will bring a sound advantage to players. Star Wars: Commander has been originally released this August in soft-launch mode on the Australia App Store, becoming available in all other regions some time later. The game is a free to play strategy that doesn’t play all that differently from Clash Of Clans and other similar games, as players will have to defend their home bases by using troops and vehicles taken from the Star Wars Universe, as well as Heroes like Han…

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Steampunk Darth Vader, Yoda and Leia in New Star Wars Art

I love Steampunk and I love Star Wars. Now I have found something that brings the best of both worlds together. This was shared to me by a good friend who knows what a fan I am of both and I knew I had to share it with the rest of you. If you are a fan of Star Wars, then you will probably like this but if you are also a steampunk fan, then you’ll love it even more. Head over here and check it out for yourself and you will see just what we’re talking about. If you love Star Wars and if you love fan art and conception art, then you will greatly appreciate this entire gallery. These Star Wars paintings are the work of Bjorn Hurri, a Swedish born concept artist currently living and working in London.  Let’s take a look at some more images from the…

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