Darth Vader to Appear in Star Wars Rebels Premier Rebroadcast
SPOILER ALERT! After watching the first episode of the new Star Wars Rebels, I have to say I am very optimistic about the success of this show. It has the feel of Star Wars, and I can see how the team at Lucasfilm Animation are putting as much effort into this show as they did with Clone Wars. But now, Lucasfilm is just pulling out the stops. It was announced that the pilot episode of Rebels would be rebroadcast on the ABC network, October 26th at 7pm, but with a little bit more to it. The Dark Lord himself, will be making a special appearance. No, not Voldemort, but the original Dark Lord of The Sith, Darth Vader! Apprentice to Darth Sidious, Emperor of the Galaxy. And he will be voiced by none other than James Earl Jones himself! While the content of the scene hasn’t been released, here is what I am thinking we’ll see.
At the end of the first episode of Rebels, we see Agent Kallus calling the Inquisitor, a Sith trained Jedi hunter, to tell him of his discovery of a rebel cell with a Jedi Knight leading it. The Inquisitor tells Kallus he’s done good by calling him and alerting him. That is the end of the scene. I think we’ll see the Inquisitor turn around and alert Darth Vader to get his marching orders, because we all know, you don’t jump unless Vader tells you how high. To me, this makes the most sense of how Vader will play into the storyline.
After hearing this news, I am stoked to watch this episode. Even if it’s only 21 seconds, it’ll completely change the whole episode! (Yes, that is a thinly veiled Big Bang Theory reference.)
Updated to add James Earl Jones to story.
Posted on October 10, 2014, in Television and tagged Agent Kallus, Clone Wars, Darth Sidious, Darth Vader, Disney, Lucasfilm Animation, Rebels, Star Wars, television. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.