Entertainment Weekly has recently continued with their Rogue One: A Star Wars Story segment with the announcement that Darth Vader will be appearing in Star Wars: Rogue One. What is also exciting about this reveal is that James Earl Jones will be reprising his role for the menacing Sith Lord.
Entertainment Weekly also revealed some background information about Vader’s role in the film.
The main antagonist of the story is Ben Mendelsohn’s Director Orson Krennic, an ambitious Imperial officer with Machiavellian tendencies who is eager to secure a place at the Emperor’s side. “There is a lot of palace intrigue going on in the Empire, with people conspiring to move up the ranks and sabotaging each other,” producer John Knoll says. “There’s not a lot of loyalty there.”
In other words, Krennic and Vader aren’t friends. They’re barely allies, and Krennic is understandably threatened by the Sith Lord. “Vader doesn’t really play by the rules,” says Kiri Hart, Lucasfilm’s chief of story development. “He’s present in the military structure, but he’s not beholden to it. He’s not accountable to anybody, really, except Palpatine.”
It is currently unknown in what depth Vader will be featured in the film, but it is awesome to hear that James Earl Jones will be returning to portray his most epic role. Star Wars: Rogue One will premiere in theaters on December 16, 2016.
Source: Entertainment Weekly