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Darth Vader set to appear in Rogue One

Death never stopped anyone - especially in the world of film - and so it is with Darth Vader, who is clearly not content with his occasional appearances in Star Wars Rebels. A report on Birth.Movies.Death, the man formerly known as Anakin Skywalker will be a formidable, if background, foe for the rebels in Star Wars: Rogue One; the Anthology spin-off due in cinemas in December 2016.

While he ISN'T expected to be a primary villain it DOES make sense that he's a significant character in a film focusing on the Death Star itself.

In somewhat related news, we've heard that contrary to popular belief the events in Star Wars Rebels on Disney XD actually foreshadow the Rogue One storyline and NOT that of Episode VII - again this makes more sense given that the TV series tells the story of the very founding of the rebellion against the Empire and that Rogue One is set slap-bang in the middle of this rebellion.

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Star Wars is a science fiction film series created by George Lucas. It debuted in 1977 and the first film was quickly retitled to Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope. It was followed by two sequels - The Empire Strikes Back in 1980 and Return of the Jedi in 1983. A trilogy of prequel films were launched in 1999 with The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. In 2015 Star Wars returned to the screens for a new trilogy under the control of Disney with The Force Awakens directed by J J Abrams. This was follows in the main Star Wars saga by Rian Johnson's The Last Jedi with the final film of the sequel trilogy, Episode IX, due in cinemas in December 2019 with J J Abrams back at the helm,A series of spin-offs were launched in 2016 with Gareth Edwards' Rogue One, which was followed in 2018 by Ron Howard's Solo and a fourth trilogy of films has been announced for release after 2020 which will be overseen by Rian Johnson which will feature entirely new characters and an entirely separate story.In addition, there are the animated TV series The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels along with Star Wars Resistance which starts in late 2018 and finally a new live action series currently being developed by Jon Favreau set some time after the events of Return of the Jedi.

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