It’s been rumored for months, and now seems to be official; after having been granted exclusive access to the set of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Entertainment Weekly reports that the most powerful Sith-Lord of all time will make an appearance in the Star Wars spinoff: Darth Vader, former Jedi Anakin Skywalker and father of Luke and Leia Skywalker.
Aside from these exciting news, EW also unveiled new intel on other characters and main character Jyn Erso’s parentage:
Mads Mikkelsen‘s character, who was recently described as “a scientist whose knowledge is sought by both sides”, is Jyn Erso’s father. EW also teased soon-to-come new details on the film, which will include a more in depth look at Ben Mendelsohn‘s character, an “ambitious officer, who’s eager to earn the favor of the Emperor – and avoid the wrath of his black-masked enforcer,” as well as the characters of Diego Luna, Jiang Wen,Donnie Yen, Riz Ahmed, and Forest Whitaker. Interestingly, EW described one of these as someone that has been seen before by Star Wars fans.