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Darth Vader to appear in new ‘Star Wars’ film

Darth Vader is set to make an apperaance in “Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One.”
Darth Vader is set to make an apperaance in “Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One.”

The website Birth.Movies.Death is reporting that Darth Vader will make an appearance in the “Star Wars” spinoff movie,” Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One.”

The movie will look at a group of resistance fighters who come together to steal the Death Star plans. This would lead up to events in “Star Wars: A New Hope” where Princess Leai gives R2-D2 the plans to the Death Star.

Birth.Movies.Death is also reporting that Darth Vader won’t be the chief villain. He will be working behind-the-scenes and appear only as a hologram.

Felecity Jones will headline the cast that also includes Ben Mendelsohn, Forest Whitaker and Diego Luna. Gareth Edwards — director of the 2014 release, “Godzilla” — is at the helm of the movie.

The movie is schedule to be released in December 2016.

Rick Bentley: 559-441-6355, @RickBentley1

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