While it is still not officially confirmed, Darth Vader’s appearance in Rogue One is something everyone expects. Having the iconic villain once again on the big screen is an opportunity that Lucasfilm and Disney will not want to miss, especially considering that the first stand alone movie takes place during times when Vader was at his best. There were some rumors in the past that Hayden Christensen could return as Vader, but now a new report that makes more sense suggests that British actor Spencer Wilding has been cast to play the body of Darth Vader in Rogue One.
Our sources are telling us that in fact British actor Spencer Wilding has been cast to play the body of Darth Vader in Rogue One.
Wilding is mostly a stunt actor and has had bit parts in Guardians of the Galaxy, Batman Begins, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and Wrath of the Titans. We first heard of his casting last year, but waited for more confirmation on the story before running it.
Our source also confirms that Wilding has been running lines while on set, so Darth Vader will have a speaking role in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. However he will likely be dubbed by James Earl Jones just as David Prowse was when he played Vader in the Original Trilogy.
If you wonder who Wilding is, here’s his most notable recent appearance in Guardians of the Galaxy:
You can find more about his work HERE.
What do you think? Is Wilding a good fit? After all we will only see his body language in Rogue One.