Darth Vader to Appear in Star Wars: Rebels?

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A week ago we reported that Boba Fett will probably appear in Star Wars: Rebels. This assumption was based on one of Hasbro’s latest toy lines from the series. Now a new toy revealed that another iconic Star Wars character will appear in Rebels too…


Hasbro has added some new Star Wars Rebels merchandise to their site. The most interesting toy is a Darth Vader mask which description confirms that Vader will appear in Rebels and will “battle the Rebels”:


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Want to feel just like your favorite Star Wars villain? Then strap on this incredible mask and battle the Rebels, just like the sinister Darth Vader from Star Wars Rebels! You’ll be the Dark Lord of the neighborhood when you battle in your Darth Vader mask!


While this is indeed a definite confirmation, I believe that Fett and Vader will probably just have a very brief appearances.


And speaking about Vader, come back later today to check out our new article “Darth Vader: The Power of a Symbol”.


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33 thoughts on “Darth Vader to Appear in Star Wars: Rebels?

  • August 11, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    It will be nice to see an animated Vader after just having Anakin all this time. It will also be interesting to see how a younger Vader fights with a lightsaber.

    • August 11, 2014 at 3:34 pm

      Similar to how he was in Force Unleashed maybe?

      • August 11, 2014 at 6:13 pm

        I never did the Force Unleashed, so I wouldn’t know.

    • August 11, 2014 at 9:34 pm

      Interesting indeed. But Vader won’t be THAT much younger here. The show takes place just 5 years before A New Hope.

    • August 11, 2014 at 10:12 pm

      lol, age is no issue with Vader since he became half a cyborg.

      If anything, he would only improve as he got older, and better acquainted with his “enhanced” arms and legs.

  • August 11, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    It will be silly if Vader doesn’t appear in the middle of the empire/rebels conflict…

  • August 11, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Fingers crossed for a Vader – Ahsoka face-off. I for one need closure goddamn it..

      • August 11, 2014 at 3:46 pm

        This is what I have in mind: The Rebels encounter Ahsoka, and she joins them. On an extremely vital mission, the lives of the team are put at stake, and the only way they could escape is if Ahsoka holds Vader off. (Let’s say Kanan somehow got fatally wounded) The team escapes, and Ahsoka faces her old master. Season finale – worthy IMO.

          • August 11, 2014 at 8:18 pm

            A meeting (maybe not necessarily a fight) between Vader and Ahsoka really needs to happen. Incidentally, I read an unbeatable line in a work of fan fiction: “You look different, Skyguy! Did you change your hair?”

            Seriously, I have often wished Padme could have met Vader (with armor!), but the structure and chronology of the story just wouldn’t allow it. But we CAN have the second-best thing, a meeting between Ahsoka and Vader.

            But should they simply fight it to the death, which would obviously have to be Ahsoka’s death? I think that is somehow too obvious, and the “big fight with former ally” sort of duplicates the Mustafar confrontation.

            I do think Ahsoka should die in Vader’s arms, but not by his hand, or even by his design. I think Vader would want to keep her alive, ostensibly because she is as an “asset” to be turned and exploited, but on a deeper level because Anakin is still in there. However deeply buried and however furiously denied, there is still good in Vader. He would care about his lost padawan, just like he will later care about his son.

            If Ahsoka finally does get to die in Vader’s arms, I think she should be allowed to somehow foresee his fate with her dying words. None save Padme were closer to him and knew him better. Even Obi-Wan gave him up as “twisted and evil” and seeingly had no hope for his redemption; but Obi-Wan was wrong.

            “You have become so confused, Skyguy. You have forgotten who you are. But don’t worry, I think you will remember before the end.” (Head drops.)

            Some brave ally of Vader then steps forward and claims the credit for inflicting the death wound on Ahsoka, expecting a medal or promotion or whatever.

            He is mortally mistaken.

          • August 11, 2014 at 8:22 pm

            As much as I hated that nickname, if Ahsoka ever met Darth Vader and knew who he used to be, she absolutely would HAVE to say that. It would be the perfect quip.

          • August 12, 2014 at 5:00 pm

            Lol, Vader killed a bunch of kids in cold blood. Why should he let this Ahsoka alive? That’s a stupid idea.

          • August 12, 2014 at 5:36 pm

            Ahsoka is not just anyone to him, just like Luke is not just anyone. Vader never had any relationship with the kids he killed. Merely random saber-fodder.

            Ahsoka, unlike Obi-Wan, never became an enemy of Anakin/Vader before they parted. Vader later came to think of the Jedi as corrupt (“from my point of view, the Jedi are evil”), and maybe he would actually think of Ahsoka as wise for having rejected and abandoned the order even as knighthood was offered to her.

            No, I think Vader would at least initially try to spare Ahsoka’s life. She could be a potential “asset”, after all.

  • August 11, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    I feel like they’ll save Vader for either later in the season or series when it becomes apparent how incompetent The Inquisitor is.

    I also would appreciate some Ahsoka closure. It would be super annoying if that was never addressed.

  • August 11, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Please have Matt Sloan’s voice, please have Matt Sloan’s voice, please have Matt Sloan’s voice…

    • August 11, 2014 at 8:08 pm

      NOooooooo..!! 🙁

  • August 11, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    If I put on the mask will I be able to force push a volvo?

  • August 11, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Walmart also has a Darth Vader rebelsl lightsaber now.

  • August 11, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Im not very familar with star wars toys but imagine wearing that mask must make you look silly. Because of the open eye slots. Sort of like yeaaaah im darth vader (cringe, what has modern greedy corporate society done to us…)

    • August 11, 2014 at 5:32 pm

      What does this have to do with corporate greed? Geez, get over it already. It’s just a cheap kids mask. People in that company gotta make a living too. It costs more to make a better mask, and there are lots available out there. What a stupid thing to say.

      • August 11, 2014 at 5:53 pm

        Exactly…. just remember growing up… our parents bought us the Halloween costumes with the cheap flimsy plastic masks. But as kids we were content… Get over it, it is not corporate greed.

    • August 11, 2014 at 6:16 pm

      Hasbro has sold masks that are closer to the movie, and I believe that they still do. I wouldn’t call it “greedy” when they’ve clearly taken the time to make a more accurate model and mass-produce it.

  • August 11, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    Umm…. Yes, brief cameos is all they will have.

    I think it’s pretty much a given that they maybe involved in a story arc per season. I highly doubt we will get to see a duel between Vader and Ahsoka.

    I don’t know about everyone else but I already was figuring on this.

    What I want is some REAL NEWS about Star Wars 7! I would not have typed in “Star Wars 7 news” if I was in search of “Star Wars Rebels” this I know.

    I keep reading stuff like “If the reports we heard are true” or “We have some news about some rumors but our source says we can’t reveal anything at this time”. The last quote HAS been stated on this site a time or two.

    So where is it boys? Can you put on your big gurl panties and start spilling some real news about Star Wars 7? Or are you just gonna keep up with news of “Harrison Ford returns to London”….I knew that was gonna happen as soon as he healed.

    So where is the news?

    • August 11, 2014 at 5:15 pm

      At StarWars.com! You can find one in a month or two.

    • August 11, 2014 at 5:38 pm

      You do realize they are not done making the movie? It’s hard to get news on a movie that doesn’t come out for a year and a half.

      • August 11, 2014 at 6:22 pm

        Joe Blow: Yeap, it’s kinda hard to get info on a movie in production that everyone must sign a NDA. If you don’t like the site, don’t enter the URL.

  • August 11, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    I guess this is a movie where even most of the ACTORS have only a dim idea of what the final product will be like.

    We know that the big “father” twist of Empire was kept secret from all the actors except, necessarily, Mark Hamill and eventually James Earl Jones. On set, David Prowse in the Vader suit said “Obi-Wan killed your father” and sincerely thought THAT was what made Luke go “no, that’s not true, that’s IMPOSSIBLE!” Big surprise when Prowse finally got to see the movie with his voice overdubbed by Jones …

    And of course, we have all heard how Harrison Ford at the premiere leaned over towards Mark Hamill and said “WHAT?!”

    Similarly, it may very well be that Boyega, Ridley etc. etc. are blissfully ignorant about major plot points even now. They will have to attend the premiere to find out what the heck this movie is really about.

    The enthusiastic remarks about the script have mostly come from the oldtimers, I believe. Perhaps the Star Wars veterans have actually been allowed to read the entire script with only a minimum of false lines.

  • August 12, 2014 at 6:26 am

    There is still a whole story that needs to be told about vader… I hope he gets a spin off film.. I would love to see how he copes with the loss of padme and (in his mind unborn child). How this impacts him. How his hatred towards the emperor is concealed. Does he come in contact with any remaining Jedi. Does he realize boba fett is a clone. Does he ever think about his mother. There are so many questions that need to be answered.

    • August 12, 2014 at 5:04 pm

      Some of these questions were already answered in the Expanded Universe. Disney says it’s not canon, but who cares, because it’s way better then whole TCW and E1 together. There are some great Vader comics, check them out.

  • August 12, 2014 at 1:21 pm


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