Darth Vader

Marvel’s ‘Darth Vader’ and the Unexpected Joys of Disney’s New ‘Star Wars’ Universe

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by Jacob Hall February 11, 2015 @ 2:36 PM
Marvel
When Disney acquired Lucasfilm and systematically eradicated most of the ‘Star Wars’ Expanded Universe, the most hardcore fans of the most popular genre franchise on the planet made their displeasure known, but to no avail. To paraphrase one of the greatest Jedi Knights, millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced. Disney didn’t buy ‘Star Wars’ so it could navigate a labyrinth of pre-existing novels, comics, and video games. More specifically, Disney didn’t buy ‘Star Wars’ so it could appease the niche group of fans who have kept up with the increasingly complicated Expanded Universe; it bought ‘Star Wars’ to please the much larger audience of everyone else.

'Star Wars Rebels': Watch James Earl Jones' Darth Vader Return, Plus New Casting Rumors!

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 31, 2014 @ 10:46 AM
Disney / LucasFilm
Some weeks back we heard the incredible news that 'Star Wars Rebels' would return James Earl Jones to the voice of Darth Vader, ostensibly a sign of a more involved return to the franchise. Now, you can watch Jones' return to the dulcet tones of Darth for yourself, and ignite a lightsaber at new rumors that suggest some 'Star Wars' favorites will return for 'Rebels' as well!

'Star Wars Rebels' Returning James Earl Jones to Voice Darth Vader!

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 9, 2014 @ 11:41 AM
Lucasfilm / Disney
'Star Wars Rebels' officially premiered its "Spark of Rebellion" last week to great fanfare, with the series proper to continue on Disney XD this Monday, but already the animated prequel series is making a major link to the 'Star Wars' movies. Not only will Darth Vader cameo in a newly-added premiere scene, but so too will James Earl Jones return to the role!

'Star Wars' Planning Darth Vader TV Specials?

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 18, 2013 @ 5:01 PM
Lucasfilm
This past weekend at New York Comic-Con lifted the veil on 'Star Wars' next TV iteration 'Star Wars Rebels' quite a bit, though Lucasfilm may be plotting even more phantom content than we might have realized. A new report suggests the company has begun plotting for two Darth Vader-themed TV specials potentially connected to the series, but what would they be about?