It has been claimed that legendary Star Wars villain Darth Vader will be making a return to the movie franchise in Star Wars: Episode 7. While many people will find this difficult to believe, due to the death of Anakin Skywalker in Return of the Jedi, it is believed that Darth Vader will “rise from the ashes”.
A supposed insider explained, “He’s an integral part of the franchise. Replacing him is virtually impossible. The plan is for him to return and play a significant role in the new films. This is science fiction remember, Darth Vader will rise from the ashes.”
It is common knowledge that when a Jedi dies, their spirit does still live on and we saw Anakin Skywalker, along with Yoda and Obi Wan Kenobi, in spirit form at the end of Return of the Jedi. However, it is difficult to see how Anakin Skywalker could return in physical form or how he would be tempted back to the dark side.
With that said, Star Wars: Episode 7 could use flashbacks to look back on the evil ways of Darth Vader or they could even have a new character taking on the suit. Darth Vader is without doubt one of the most iconic charaters in Star Wars history but we find it difficult to see how they could bring him back.
Do you think Darth Vader should return in Star Wars: Episode 7?