Spencer Wilding reportedly set to play Darth Vader in Star Wars: Rogue One
It looks like Hayden Christensen will not be reprising his role as Darth Vader in Star Wars: Rogue One, as a report today suggests Spencer Wilding will instead be wearing the character's iconic mask.
For months the reports and rumours have swayed back-and-forth as to who will be casted as Darth Vader, should he appear in Star Wars: Rogue One, and now FlickeringMyth.com believe they have the answer.
A report posted on their website states: "It was reported last year that the Sith Lord would feature in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and that Hayden Christensen would be reprising the role for the movie. We teased last month that the rumour was correct, but Christensen would not be playing the part. That’s because our sources are telling us that in fact British actor Spencer Wilding has been cast to play the body of Darth Vader in Rogue One."
Many websites have reported the potential return of Darth Vader to the franchise, some would even say it is confirmed at this stage, and it would make sense for the storyline for him to do so.
For those that might not have heard about Star Wars: Rogue One's plot, here's a little synopsis that might help. Basically, the story involves a group of rebels who seek to steal the plans to build the Death Star from the Empire, without the help of Jedi allies.
Therefore, this upcoming movie – which is heading for a December 16th release later this year – will be positioned between the prequel trilogy and the original trilogy, making reports of a possible Darth Vader cameo pretty plausible.