By: Dominic Jones
Rumors have been heating up in the past couple of weeks about Darth Vader appearing in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, slated for a December 16th release. Now our friends at MakingStarWars.net have a description of some proposed action scenes for Vader in the Gareth Edwards directed film. As usual, there is a chance this may not be accurate but if you are trying to avoid all Rogue One spoilers stop reading now. This is you SPOILER ALERT!
"The action sequences filmed are unknown, but there was work pitching the different ways Darth Vader could kill rebels on a battlefield with the Force and his lightsaber. The storyboard “pitches” showing decapitated rebels, people being dismembered by Vader throwing his sword, levitating bodies to make human shields and so on. The art was more violent than what we’ve seen Darth Vader do on screen before.
I wish there were more details on the setting of the ground battle but the most we could get was that it was a smokey battlefield."
I can't wait to see Vader in action in the new film. As for the fact that the action seems far more violent then what we've seen before, Jay from Indie Revolver tweeted out this,
For what it's worth I'd heard that the script as originally constituted for Rogue One was pushing an R rating.— Jay - Indie Revolver (@IndieRevolver) January 26, 2016
Based on what we know about the film, it's believable that the story could be suited to an R rated war film, however I have a hard time believing Lucasfilm and Disney would want to do an R rated film so early into this new era of Star Wars. I would expect the film would get a PG-13 rating (like The Force Awakens), but that's just speculation on my part.
As always, this is just a rumor until confirmed or denied by Lucasfilm or Disney.
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