Darth Vader Rumored To Be Getting His Own Disney Plus Series

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There are currently nine Star Wars shows in various stages of development for Disney Plus, and fans that felt burned by The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker will hope that the upcoming expansion of the franchise onto the small screen will take the series in a new direction after the most recent movies struggled under the weight of nostalgia and fan service.

Unfortunately, that might not be the case. Two of the confirmed shows will see the returns of Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi and Diego Luna’s Cassian Andor, both characters audiences are more than familiar with. Then there’s The Clone Wars spinoff The Bad Batch, while almost every major name from the history of Star Wars has been linked with their own show including Ahsoka Tano, Lando Calrissian and Han Solo, while Anakin Skywalker is heavily expected to appear in at least one episode of Obi-Wan.

The latest addition to the rumor mill is directly connected to the potential return of Hayden Christensen, following reports that Lucasfilm are considering a Darth Vader series that will take place after A New Hope and draw inspiration from the Marvel comic books. There was word going round recently that the studio wanted James Earl Jones for as many projects as possible due to his advancing years, but the idea of Darth Vader starring in his own TV show seems completely unnecessary.


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Still, Mikey Sutton of Geekosity claims it’s being discussed and here’s what he had to share about it:

There are talks of Darth Vader having his own show, one that also delves into the world of the Sith Order. Such a series would be set after A New Hope; I’ve also heard Hayden Christensen could be reeled in, slightly de-aged via special effects for past sequences during the prequel era. Vader’s popularity never waned and actually received a boost from Rogue One. The show would also be different than The Mandalorian, giving Disney+ another Star Wars goldmine that will also entice old fans.

One scene towards the end of Revenge of the Sith was all it took to dilute the fearsome reputation established for the iconic villain in the original trilogy, and Star Wars has been returning to the well far too often during the Disney era, so an entire season of television dedicated to Darth Vader as the main character just seems like overkill.

Source: Geekosity