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.