10 Shocking (But Believable) Theories About Upcoming Movies
10. Darth Vader Will Appear (In Some Form) Star Wars Episode VII
The notion of a seventh Star Wars seemed ridiculous before Disneys acquisition of Lucasfilm. The six film saga is, after all, the story Anakin Skywalker, who by the end of Return Of The Jedi had passed on into the realm of blue ghosts. How can there be a seventh entry without it feeling like a tag-on? The recent announcement that the film will feature Luke, Han and Leia as the leads sheds some light on the matter, making it a space soap opera slowly shifting focus over time, but that doesnt escape the fact theres going to be a large, Vader-shaped hole in the film. Unless, as some very early rumour did suggest, the Jedi-cum-Sith-cum-Jedi plays a part in the film after all. Im not suggesting a full on resurrection a la Palpatine in the Dark Empire storyline, but to not expect an extended cameo of some form would be incredibly naive. J.J. Abrams famously brought Leonard Nimoy into the Star Trek preboot and being much more into Lucas than Roddenberry, hes even more in tune what Star Wars fans want. Be it through a force ghost apparition (no Hayden please) or a darker, mask-invoking vision, expect him to give us (and the films marketing) a much-needed Vader fix.